If that's one way, you've got me beaten by a couple of hundred miles. Round trip, I'm ahead by over 1,000. It's a sickness.It is a 2000 mile drive for me.
Don't like what happens when you do that? Don't do that. It's hard not to talk about something that was so much fun but very little good comes from it.Here at home I talk about it at field trials and training days and someone always says let me know when you go next year maybe I will go with you.
That pretty much sums it up. I'd also add that before I really get down in the weeds about hunting with someone I don't really know I will have talked to them enough to feel comfortable that their point of view about such things mirror my own. I've been told of places to go by people on this forum through pms and emails and I've never hunted them. Not because I couldn't find them or any other reason other than I will always feel that those are their places, found through their hard word and time spent and I shouldn't add any pressure or worse be seen hunting there and draw attention to their places. It may seem to be an odd point of view but then a number of ex wives have told me I was mentally defective so any similar conclusion won't be a revelation to me.I think a person has to know how hard it is and what's involved to really get the full value out of a hunt like this. Nine out of ten times it is this kind of inquiry that is always followed up with how many birds did I kill, that bothers me also it tells me that the value of the trip to them is in the amount of birds killed and I don't like that. I have always felt that the value was in beautiful country, great dog work, nice people and as a bonus lots of bird contact for my dogs. I always write the Fish and Wildlife people every year to thank them for the great job they do to provide such great access to and out of state guy like me. I feel only general information about where to hunt should be given out let people earn it and they will appreciate it more.