Waterfowl Hunting in Morgan City in South Central Louisiana
A Truely Sickening sight caused by lazy distasteful hunters.
Beautiful mornings and then a Sickening Sight
Well the shooting was about as fast as expected for us at the Wax. After riding around last weekend we saw many ducks, but almost all were pintails. Saturday morning 2 of us shot 1 Mallard, 1 Pintail, 1 Grey Duck, 1 Teal, 1 Redhead, and 1 Ringneck. This morning we finished with 1 Mallard, 1 Pintail, and 1 Grey Duck.
We finished the weekend with 9 ducks and we only missed a couple Teal and one mallard, so it was a good thing we were able to bring down the few birds that did commit. I thought it was another strange opening weekend at the Wax. We saw more mallards than Teal. We were only 2 flocks of Teal away from having an outstanding weekend, but I'll never complain about shooting 3 ducks a day.
We left a little after 7:00 this morning as we hunted a new spot and ran out of water pretty quickly. So we just headed back to the camp, cleaned up and went home.
We found that pintail sitting behind the camp on the mudflat. This is a sickening sight to see out there and burns me up more than anything else out there. I'd rather have someone setup in the blind that I built and put out 10 robos than to WASTE perfectly edible meat. By the way Pops, I deboned the legs, thighs and wings on a pintail and 2 greay ducks, and you are throwing away the same amount of meat that is in a single breast. So essentially you are wasting 1/3rd of the meat on every duck you shoot. If you continue to breast out the ducks, thats your business, there's nothing anyone can do about it. But to brag about wasting 1/3rd of each duck you shoot (so if you shot 12 this weekend, you wasted 4 whole ducks) is distasteful and gives all hunters a bad name.
If people are going to continue to breast ducks, please do it at home, and stop throwing the carcasses all over the management areas, campgrounds, and the other waterways, and please stop bragging about wasting so much meat on the internet and encouraging other people to teach kids to do the same. I think hunters that cut out the breasts and waste the rest and litter the waterways with whole dead birds are a black eye to this sport.