Well, they did just that (had our blind deemed "illegal"), except the landowner retained his duck blind license. So we built the USS Thunder Island, a 15' x 15' pontoon duck blind that works as a jonboat-driven barge, and used the existing duck blind license to park the new blind 151.5 yards from the neighbor's shoreline (an even more conservative placement method, to ensure we stayed legal). Now we can shoot ducks that fly between the duck blind and the McMansion, which I imagine is pretty loud. We also installed a solar power navigation beacon on top of the blind (for safety's sake), which unfortunately blinks at the McMansion every six seconds, 24 hours per day. Here's what they now see when they look over their majestic, million dollar waterfront (the former shoreline blind was invisible to them).
On a balmy January day I got to enjoy my first hunt on Thunder Island. A few fat mallards lazed about but didn't move offshore towards us. The game warden, who checked the blind and hunters during the USS Thunder Island's first five hunts, sped by and waved from her boat. The geese and diving ducks, our intended prey, stayed out at the rivermouth, not needing to aggressively feed in creeks like ours. We talked about the coming end of the season, my recent trip to Florida, and work plans for 2015. It should be a good year.