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Kayak Hunting #7360398 11/28/18 05:19 AM
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Iíve been fishing out of a kayak for many years now, and the land I hunt on has many waterfowl and small game hunters that use kayaks since a big creek runs through the property. This has me intrigued, since hunting out of a kayak seems like a lot of fun. Any of yíall hunt out of kayaks? If so, what kind of set up yíall got? Iím thinking about taking mine out to hunt in, but my fishing kayak is a BRIGHT lime green smile

Re: Kayak Hunting [Re: DancesWithSquirrels] #7360407 11/28/18 05:33 AM
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Funny you should mention that. I came across an article today about a water fowl hunter up in WI that was hunting from a kayak when he was confused for being a deer by a ground-based hunter and was 'shot.' Injuries were apparently inconsequential, but the goober hunting deer saw the flash of the white paddle, assumed it was a deer tail and shot at it.
https://www.jsonline.com/story/comm...ker-he-mistook-deer-dnr-says/2119732002/

A lot of people are not going to have the opportunity to hunt from kayaks in Texas because it isn't legal in public waters, though it is legal in private waters. Not a lot of folks have creeks large enough for kayaking, but I bet some have some good-sized lakes.
https://tpwd.texas.gov/regulations/outdoor-annual/hunting/general-regulations/means-and-methods

With that said, I have watched videos of an Aussie hog hunter that hunts from a kayak and does so very effectively. Seems like it could be a really useful tool in the right areas. Here is just one of them...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=svh5nJom508


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Re: Kayak Hunting [Re: DancesWithSquirrels] #7360460 11/28/18 12:04 PM
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In Montana my brother and I would do what we called a "Cast and Blast". We would drop a vehicle at a take out spot on the river then drive to the other end and put in a small boat and paddle our day down river fishing for trout, hunting for deer, rabbits, ducks, geese, pheasants, coyotes and everything else. Much of it was public land, some private and we got permission beforehand on the good places. We would usually end up with a boatload of meat.
One time I climbed up on the ridge on one side with my 270 and my brother and a friend paddled to the other side where they walked the brush and drove out deer, it worked great and I was able to get a small buck that way.


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Re: Kayak Hunting [Re: Double Naught Spy] #7360889 11/28/18 05:38 PM
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Interesting, you brought up a good point about the legality of it. I saw many dudes on the public land I hunt with kayaks going after ducks in the water and creek. I canít find anything about it being illegal, it just doesnít mention it. Time to ask a game warden haha. Thanks for the advice, yíall.

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It is legal to use a kayak to hunt ducks on public land. I don't know about other game though.

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Originally Posted by Double Naught Spy


A lot of people are not going to have the opportunity to hunt from kayaks in Texas because it isn't legal in public waters, though it is legal in private waters. Not a lot of folks have creeks large enough for kayaking, but I bet some have some good-sized lakes.
https://tpwd.texas.gov/regulations/outdoor-annual/hunting/general-regulations/means-and-methods



Not sure what you're trying to quote, but you are 100% incorrect.

You can hunt waterfowl from a kayak on public waters and it's 100% legal.

You cannot hunt waterfowl from a motorized vessel that is underway.

To the OP - I personally don't like shooting out of my kayak - but I've also got a super cheap pelican. I mainly use it to get to my spots and then hide it. If the opportunity arises though it can be fun jump shooting ducks out of the yak.

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Thought so, thanks for clarification. Can you hunt squirrels from a kayak? Canít find anything on TPWD.

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