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#6443056 - 09/07/16 09:44 PM Duck hunting question
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Registered: 02/07/10
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Obviously not ideal but I have no desire to own a boat that ill rarely if ever use. My thought was buying a kayak to duck hunt from. Quiet to get where I'm going and get in places a lot of boats wouldn't go. Anyone use a kayak to get to and from duck hunting?

#6443080 - 09/07/16 09:56 PM Re: Duck hunting question [Re: jhenderson]
USMC89 Offline
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Registered: 05/13/14
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Not a kayak, but love my pirogue

#6443088 - 09/07/16 10:04 PM Re: Duck hunting question [Re: USMC89]
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#6443183 - 09/07/16 11:20 PM Re: Duck hunting question [Re: jhenderson]
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Registered: 12/04/12
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Loc: Dallas, TX
There are a few other threads on this you can find, but here's my $0.02:

Kayaks are OK for getting you and the bare essentials to a shallow and secluded spot. I would caution against hunting "out of" it. I ran one last year and it was fun, but now I have a dog and will use a canoe this season. I'm looking forward to carrying more gear and a hunting partner as well. I'm on the lookout for a tiny used 2-stroke and then I'll really be able to go farther with more stuff than last year.

#6443226 - 09/08/16 05:17 AM Re: Duck hunting question [Re: jhenderson]
Brasso Offline
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Momarsh makes an excellent layout boat

#6443269 - 09/08/16 06:36 AM Re: Duck hunting question [Re: jhenderson]
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Haven't been a big duck hunter but being able to hunt public lakes makes it an easy way to get out on a day off and not make an entire day out of it. I've always walked in and out which if fine til you gotta go retrieve a bird. Don't have a dog and won't have one trained this year so just looking at ideas.

#6443304 - 09/08/16 07:27 AM Re: Duck hunting question [Re: jhenderson]
john paul Offline
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We take our boat with a kayak in it. Hide the boat 4-500 yards away and kayak in. Much easier to hide the kayak than the boat.
Originally Posted By: garrett
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#6443371 - 09/08/16 08:31 AM Re: Duck hunting question [Re: jhenderson]
Spacemonkey Offline
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Loc: North Texas
A kayak will work great at getting you too and from your spot if you only have a small amount of gear. I personally prefer a canoe. You can get a 9 foot kayak paddle from Mohawk paddles for real cheap that is designed for use with a canoe.

But yes many people use kayaks for duck hunting. Look at native watercraft ultimate series.

#6443496 - 09/08/16 10:10 AM Re: Duck hunting question [Re: jhenderson]
Dave Speer Offline

Registered: 12/27/07
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I have used a kayak a lot. I will also say that there is only one spot I have ever been that a boat couldn't get to. Usually a kayak is a slow way to get to the same spots guys with mudmotors or airboats can get to before you. It is a relatively cheap way, though.
Originally Posted By: wal1809
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Dave Speer Wildlife Art @ HuntCrafted

#6443515 - 09/08/16 10:17 AM Re: Duck hunting question [Re: jhenderson]
Texanfowler Offline

Registered: 12/25/12
Posts: 89
Loc: Fort Worth, Texas
That's my fear with a smaller boat, being out there and a boat comes flying past.

#6443687 - 09/08/16 12:01 PM Re: Duck hunting question [Re: jhenderson]
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It will get you where you need to go and where others cannot. Make sure you wear a life jacket and plan according to the wind.


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