Posted 23 October 2012 - 06:31 PM
So after being super busy this last past year I finally made it out this morning to do a little hunting. I got to my honey hole about 6:15 this morning and headed out to do a little coyote calling. Called for about two hours with nothing so decided to head back to my truck to change guns. Get to my truck and put away my yote killing machine and grab my bird slayer and head out. As I walk to my area I look at a hillside and see to coyotes looking at me. Well now I’m bird hunting so I leave them behind. I walk another 100yds and find approximately 200 quail in an opening eating and running around (assuming multiple coveys together) so I walk into the middle of them and the birds flush. I start shooting and after 45 minutes I got my limit (It’s been many years since I have been able to get my limit of quail). I walk back to my truck put the birds in the cooler change out my ammo from led to steel and go looking for ducks (that’s right DUCKS, that’s why it’s MY honey hole) I get to my duck spot to see that the water that runs year around is mud and not much water at all. So I walk down to another little pond look and it’s empty as well. While walking to dry pond two I smell what I immediately recognize as marijuana. So I look around and see nothing thinking that I smell fresh sage and other damp brush I keep walking. I get the feeling that someone is behind me so I turn around to find 10 people with bigger guns than I have pointing them in my direction. They identified them self’s as sheriff’s department. So I go with the program and identify myself as being a LE Officer myself. They take my guns and ask to see my LE ID. I show them my ID and everything’s cool. They proceed to tell me that I walked about 100 feet from a marijuana grow site with about 500 plants. They advise me it might not be a good idea to hang around since they have runners on the ground that they are tracking. So I do what’s smart and get the hell out of there. I get back to my truck and call it a day with a limit of quail for the day and a good story. No ducks as there was not enough water yet, still too early in the season. Going again in the morning to a different spot to do some fur calling. In the 19 years of hunting I have never walked on marijuana grow site and I’m the guy that likes to walk in way back looking for good spots to hunt.
Wither it has two legs or four it makes for a great target.USMC Semper Fidelis