Saturday, December 6, 2008

Here it Goes Again




Oh hooray!I'm back at work,well almost,I'm sitting in the airport waiting on my ride to the boat.I tried posting a few of the longer,better videos I took last week while hunting but they didn't take.No big deal,I will try again when I have a bit of time to kill.A few days ago I ventured out on a fishing trip with one of my duck hunting friends on his boat.We had minimal luck catching striper and trout,but did find some great sea duck spots.Unfortunately it seems that every tard in Virginia put an offshore blind license on the end of there pier.We can work around that by just not hunting there and being disgusted at the fact that they can still do that.Why would they do that?















The main reason,as you may have guessed,is not to hunt it but to keep the neighbors from building on to there boathouse.Yes that's right if you have a current standing blind license on your property your neighbors may not improve there current pier,boat house or boat lift.So as you can see paying the twelve dollars every year to renew only makes sense.That way your view of the Chesapeake Bay isn't blocked,oh you silly rich people.Here's an idea let me hunt it.Then your neighbors will really hate you when I wake them up at six in the morning with a few booms and a rebel yell or two.












Enough of that nonsense.Well the main duck boat should be getting fixed at some point in the next month.That swell ethanol gas seems to have eaten my carburetor.It's cool though,this way I may have a bit of faith in it and not worry that it will leave me stranded in a slat march when it's snowing and blowing sideways.That's about it for now.I don't know where in the U.S.A I will be headed to on the tug.I can almost assure it that it will be cold and I will make it through.

5 comments:

The Rabid Outdoorsman said...

Blind License? Is it just me or does this seem odd?!?!?

These structures must be above the intertidal mark?

Swamp Thing said...

RO - in VA and some other states, property lines in tidal waters extend out to the channel centerline. So technically, even though the water is public, the mud on the bottom is private.

This changes upstream of the "fall line" between coastal plain and piedmont - you can hunt anywhere in a river (200 yards from structure (or whatever it is), and you have to stay off of the banks.

The Rabid Outdoorsman said...

WOW, in Maine it is the high tide mark that is the dividing line. Anything below that is public property. I can stand on the shore in front of a multi-million dollar house and fish all day if I wish and they can't legally do a thing.

Here in Maine it 100 yards from a dwelling.

tugboatdude said...

Well well well another reason the "commonwealth" has it all wrong.I understande some people want to protect there investment,but what business could they possibly want with the mud.Oh wait that's right they just don't want to see the "ugly" thing called hunting.

The Downeast Duck Hunter said...

Rabid is right, no one owns below mean high water... below that it's for anybody... It's interesting though because some of our transplanted elite didn't take the time to figure that one out before they bought waterfront property in coastal Maine... However the issue has become the access to that tidal zone and private posting of traditional access points... With our family, it's go ahead but pass at your own risk...