lsuengineer wrote:What's the situation in Kansas? Is it crowded?
When the ducks are here, the good spots are well-known...and well-used. There are very few secrets in this state; if ducks are using an area, so are the hunters...especially on public water, but also on private. And there are very few spots in Kansas that you can't drive to within a mile of...which makes scouting pretty easy and everyone knows what is happening on any given day.
lsuengineer wrote:Can you hunt private land after getting permission?
Well, yeah. Unless you have a good reason for NOT hunting it, like you have a handicap, or the access is too muddy, etc..
You'd probably get more use out of the kayaks on most public waterfowl areas, instead of the outboard....unless you are on some of the very good reservoirs. In fact, there are public areas where power boats are forbidden.
If you are coming up with your uncle during the deer season, you may find that the water is pretty easy to walk on. Earlier in the season would give you a better chance at some waterfowl. Good luck to you.