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#6513202 - 10/26/16 03:36 PM Retrieving ducks from a boat blind
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How do you guys that hunt out of a boat retrieve your ducks?

I have a 14' jon boat that has a scissor style blind built on top. Taking the blind down, retrieving the duck, and setting the blind back up seems like a real pain in the arse. I dont have a dog and only have access to public lakes where the water is too deep for wading. I have heard of the fishing pole with a treble hook but I have terrible luck with getting lures hooked on every branch within 100 feet of me.

What are some other ideas you can give me?

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#6513207 - 10/26/16 03:38 PM Re: Retrieving ducks from a boat blind [Re: AbeLinkkin]
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I like the jitterbug as a good bird dog, maybe you need to practice more..?

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#6513309 - 10/26/16 04:33 PM Re: Retrieving ducks from a boat blind [Re: AbeLinkkin]
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#6513320 - 10/26/16 04:40 PM Re: Retrieving ducks from a boat blind [Re: AbeLinkkin]
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Or you could go old school off ebay.
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#6513326 - 10/26/16 04:41 PM Re: Retrieving ducks from a boat blind [Re: AbeLinkkin]
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Or a forum member used to sell these on the forum, but I don't know what ever happened with that.
http://dawhois.com/www/dwadr.com.html
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#6513386 - 10/26/16 05:12 PM Re: Retrieving ducks from a boat blind [Re: AbeLinkkin]
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Tuna popper... but more fun to get a dog...

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#6513903 - 10/26/16 11:13 PM Re: Retrieving ducks from a boat blind [Re: AbeLinkkin]
BDB Offline
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Originally Posted By: AbeLinkkin
How do you guys that hunt out of a boat retrieve your ducks?

I have a 14' jon boat that has a scissor style blind built on top. Taking the blind down, retrieving the duck, and setting the blind back up seems like a real pain in the arse. I dont have a dog and only have access to public lakes where the water is too deep for wading. I have heard of the fishing pole with a treble hook but I have terrible luck with getting lures hooked on every branch within 100 feet of me.

What are some other ideas you can give me?




I have a better idea. Find spots that you can get out and wade. A 14ft boat that your trying to hunt out of will....limit your areas to hunt....be very unstable to shoot out of....and last but not least be a royal pain in the _$$.

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#6513983 - 10/27/16 05:41 AM Re: Retrieving ducks from a boat blind [Re: AbeLinkkin]
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I have a 14 footer. Shooting out of it in deep water or water deeper than the draft sucks, even with one person in the boat, sucks. I use it as a taxi, nothing more.

More than one hunter in the boat, you better have confidence in your hunting buddies shooting skills or you're liable to get blasted.
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#6514328 - 10/27/16 10:10 AM Re: Retrieving ducks from a boat blind [Re: AbeLinkkin]
Streater Offline
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Get a trolling motor and mount it in the middle of the boat.

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#6514418 - 10/27/16 11:04 AM Re: Retrieving ducks from a boat blind [Re: AbeLinkkin]
hunting_guy Offline
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Registered: 09/09/15
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I would just get a dog... a lot more fun that way.
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#6514430 - 10/27/16 11:11 AM Re: Retrieving ducks from a boat blind [Re: Sniper John]
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Originally Posted By: Sniper John


Clever

John, if I remember correctly isn't there a section in the hunting regs prohibiting the use of RC to harass or annoy waterfowl?
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#6515715 - 10/28/16 09:22 AM Re: Retrieving ducks from a boat blind [Re: aerangis]
AbeLinkkin Offline
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Registered: 12/16/08
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Originally Posted By: aerangis
Originally Posted By: Sniper John


Clever

John, if I remember correctly isn't there a section in the hunting regs prohibiting the use of RC to harass or annoy waterfowl?


Nice idea haha. As crowded as some of these spots get someone would probably shoot it.

I also had the idea of basically using a ski rope and attaching treble hooks to the handle.

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#6515970 - 10/28/16 12:20 PM Re: Retrieving ducks from a boat blind [Re: AbeLinkkin]
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My serious answer. I take it your hunting divers. Otherwise where you hunt should also be where you can wade. And unless your hunting divers, a lot of ducks are going to avoid a tall blind on a public lake in Texas. Low profile and shallow water would do better. When I do use my power boat to hunt from, I am laying in it.
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