Thursday, November 27, 2008

Thanks?!

Well everyone it's Thanksgiving and I hope all is well.As I sit here with a sweet head cold and a lousy cup of coffee I am still thankful.In the last few days I have found much to be thankful for,like people that take my money and don't deliver on what they advertise.Yes I am about to complain,read on if you wish.

So here it goes,guide services suck,in my opinion.Yup I won't call specific names,Duckman Dave,but thanks for taking a days pay out of my pocket and giving me a duck hunt I could have put on my damn self.If your a guide don't you think you would scout an area where you were about to take your clients?Well not if you Suckman Gave!Now my brother,Swamp Thing,may be a bit upset with me being specific with names but remember this is my opinion not his.He may have had a wonderful time,just ask him,haha.Anyway to sum it all up we paid an exorbitant amount of money to do something we could have done.Dumbass Dave put us on public land that could have been walked to,nice job Scout Master Flex.Nice looking out for your clients.Then when the worst hunt known to man is over and you want your money you go into the whole,wow the economy stinks,business is slow.WTF! I wonder why it's slow,YOU SUCK AT WHAT YOU DO!You can't call,you don't scout,and you don't have private land to hunt,why are you a scout?

What it all comes down to is this past Monday my brother and I had a better time hunting by ourselves,busting ice,not seeing birds,catching up on each others lives.Oh and how could I forget,watching Swamp Thing fall in the beaver run and swamp his waders with icy cold goodness.He won't email me the picture,yes there was a camera ready and another fella caught a picture of Swamp Thing doing the shark attack dance.A last bit of advice for everyone,don't use a guide service for hunting unless you don't know the area or it's a close personal friend.I learned on Tuesday that my brother and I know much more than we thought we did.We have two boats,plenty of decoys and time to find ducks.What we don't have is the money back in our pocket that Tardman Dave took from us.Everyone have a great Thanksgiving,I need a drink and I'm going to watch this parade,haha.Oh I didn't even take the camera out,it was that bad.

4 comments:

{nUtTyPrOfFeSsOr} said...

Duckman Dookieface. Classic. I agree, if someone is going to be charging a fee for a service, that person should be able to 'sell' something that the client can't easily get somewhere else.

Swamp Thing said...

Exactly. Either:

1) access to skilled personnel that I don't have (expert caller) - Nope.

2) access to highly specialized equipment that I don't have - Nope.

3) access to high quality private land that holds birds once the public land has been shot up - Nope.

So what exactly did we pay for? It's disgusting.

And T - you forgot to mention Douche Man Dave's constant reference that "nobody hunts this river" but as soon as any duck or goose saw our boat on the river, they got out FAST and DID NOT come back - sign of a flock that has been getting heavy pressure.

tugboatdude said...

Yeah there are quite a few things I didn't mention about that ridiculous experience I can't seem to let go.

The Downeast Duck Hunter said...

I'd be burned as well, I've drawn 3 moose permits and we have done the hunts ourselves only to acquire 3 bulls. On our second hunt, my father ran into this guide who had a pair from New Jersey on a bull permit. I got my moose two hours into the season while they remained in the general area only 5 days later. My father took his business card and gave it to some friends who drew a permit the year after only to go with this guy and get absolutely nothing...

However, I do have some friends who I have met through sea ducking and they both guide. I would seriously give the pair a thumbs up, but you are right... Just because someone has a guide's patch doesn't make them a good service...

I won't touch getting my guide's license, and I've been asked along with an opportunity to jump right into a business. Hunting for me is a chance to get away from work and I will not make this gig something I begin to hate at times like my other careers...