Originally Posted by HotSauce
This is not true. It has to be "unreasonable and deliberate interference."
And from a fisherman's perspective, it is frustrating as well dealing with hunters that think they own the right of passage to a marsh lake just by plopping their john boat down and throwing out plastic ducks at the only entrance/exit. There are hundreds of lakes in that marsh. A more educated outdoorsman would've chosen more wisely.
Also worth mentioning is the amount of preparation it takes to go on the trip that I took. 3 miles in kayak at 6 in the morning to turn around... I've done both and I can guarantee you it takes more elbow grease getting that kayak back in the marsh and being prepared enough to have a successful trip.
They were there first so they have the right to hunt there. If you were there first then you'd have the right to fish there. Same thing. Doesn't have anything to do with what kind of outdoorsman they are.
The amount of effort you put into paddling in there means exactly nothing. They beat you there. Get over it. No different than if another fisherman beat you there. I have hunted and fished out of kayaks for over 20 years, I know exactly what goes into it.
Once you know they are hunting there if you stay around close enough to screw up their hunt you are deliberately interfering with their hunt. All I was saying is the best thing to do is move along and leave them alone like you did. Some folks think if they just hang out and fish and screw up their hunt long enough that they will leave. Or maybe they will go confront them and run them off. Either way would be breaking the law and could end up getting you a citation.