Best way to hide in flooded crop fields

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Best way to hide in flooded crop fields

Postby Quack1234 » Thu Dec 12, 2013 2:07 am

I'm fairly new to duck hunting and was wondering how you guys prefer to hide in fields. The water is usually around a foot deep but there just isn't much cover. It's usually three of us and were having problems with ducks seeing us. This is public land so what ever we do is going to have to be portable. I've thought about building a frame out of PVC and brushing it in. This would be the cheapest. The other options is buying something like the momarsh invsichair or the beavertail predator layout blind. Just wondering what you guys like to use. Thanks in advance
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Re: Best way to hide in flooded crop fields

Postby Joetpr » Thu Dec 12, 2013 9:05 am

http://www.explorebeavertail.com/finalattack.html

This would fit the bill perfectly. Or the predator your talking about. Only way your gonna hide is be flat. Maybe a layout blind with a neotub dependent on how shallow it is.

If you use a PVC frame and brush it then you will just be three guys in the middle of a field inside a pile of brush. May work but still will look out of place. And as the season progresses the ducks just get smarter and more shy.
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Re: Best way to hide in flooded crop fields

Postby ClemsnHntr » Thu Dec 12, 2013 11:52 am

scuba equipment works best
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Re: Best way to hide in flooded crop fields

Postby Pumpgunner » Thu Dec 12, 2013 1:22 pm

Coffin blinds are awesome for that kind of environment too, if you can get used to shooting off your butt.
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Re: Best way to hide in flooded crop fields

Postby 2500hdon37s » Fri Dec 13, 2013 10:45 pm

ClemsnHntr wrote:scuba equipment works best

that is illegal in Missouri, a hunter can not be concealed beneath the water's surface. :rolleyes:

but it sounds like its time for you fellas to invest in layout/marsh boats.
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Re: Best way to hide in flooded crop fields

Postby cyoung24 » Sat Dec 14, 2013 11:09 pm

2500hdon37s wrote:
ClemsnHntr wrote:scuba equipment works best

that is illegal in Missouri, a hunter can not be concealed beneath the water's surface. :rolleyes:

but it sounds like its time for you fellas to invest in layout/marsh boats.


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Re: Best way to hide in flooded crop fields

Postby Quack1234 » Sun Dec 15, 2013 2:03 pm

Thanks for the replies. Next question how do you transport your marsh boats?
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Re: Best way to hide in flooded crop fields

Postby 2500hdon37s » Sun Dec 15, 2013 2:13 pm

Quack1234 wrote:Thanks for the replies. Next question how do you transport your marsh boats?

I use the bed of my truck with the tailgate down for mine. works alright. I know a lot of guys that have a little bigger marsh boats (13.5ft+) and they all tote theirs on small jet-ski/ PWC trailers.
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Re: Best way to hide in flooded crop fields

Postby Quack1234 » Mon Dec 16, 2013 6:00 am

What about when you get there and have to haul it to your duck hole by atv?
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Re: Best way to hide in flooded crop fields

Postby handyandy » Tue Dec 17, 2013 9:48 am

If you can't use a atv or motorized vehicle use a modified kayak/canoe cart. Or make your own cart you put under it to roll it.
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Re: Best way to hide in flooded crop fields

Postby 2500hdon37s » Tue Dec 17, 2013 10:06 am

Quack1234 wrote:What about when you get there and have to haul it to your duck hole by atv?

95% of the time you can back your layout/ marsh boat right off the side of the levee around here.

but you could haul the ATV in the bed of your truck and unhitch the small trailer and then hook it to the ATV given your areas allow ATV use, ours dont. they only allow the public on the main road/ levees and have a small landing on one with a distribution channel that you can drive your boat to different/ given/ desired parts of a pool.
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