Waterfowl Hunting in Southeast Louisiana
WMA No Respect
I have to get something off my mind. I have been duck hunting WMAs in LA for almost 20 years. I know that because they are open to the public, you will encounter a certain number of people who have no idea or have never been taught how to conduct themselves around other hunters. This past week on the Pointe-Aux-Chiene reserve was classic. We do a fair amount of scouting. We put in out time and effort and it usually pays off come hunt time. We made a hunt two weekends ago in a spot that we found the a good bit of teal flying. The rest of the reserve didn't have much shooting at all. We finished the hunt and went scout a little more. When we got back to the launch we were being friendly and talking to another group of hunters. They said they knew where we were hunting caused they went ride where they heard all the shooting coming from and found our spot cause of our shell casings. Needless to say they have beat us to that exact spot the last 3 mornings that we tried to teal hunt! You have to be kidding me. I know that because it's a WMA that everyone has the right to hunt a spot if they get there first, but come on. I have never said to myself "I know where those boys are shooting those ducks, I'm gonna get up early and beat them to their spot!" The worst part is that they don't see anything wrong with this. They talk to us at the launch like we are all best friends. The Golden Rule still applies. Show other hunters the same respect you expect to be shown.