A buddy and I hunted an area today where a river dumps into a damned up lake .... the end we were in was roughly 2 to 3ft deep over a 500 yard area ... we checked our wind had everthing right ... os so we thought , the ducks landed about 150 yards away in this really really soft silt/mud ..
This stuff is sooo soft i put the long handle oar in it and sank it down over 3 ft ... no way my fat a ... butt is gonna get in there without a crane to lift me out !!!!
So we had to idle around and throw out the decoys .... no big deal
ANYWAY .... there was one area I couldnt keep my eys off it was a small muss/silt island that had tracks all over it ,ducks and geese , so I said to my buddy I would really like to get a few full body geese on that mud flat , but how in the heck do I walk out there to :
A) Set the decoys on it without sinking to my neck .....
B) How do I walk out there to retrieve a bird if we drop one .....
So my brain started working .....
1/2" plywood cut to a teardrop shape (sort of like snow shoes) and strap to bottom of my waders
Yea .... I know .... Im not wrapped too tight !
Any other whackos out there ever try this ??????
Think it would work ??