Is it legal to float for wood ducks?

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Is it legal to float for wood ducks?

Postby HunterRay7 » Thu Oct 11, 2012 8:17 am

I know that the state regulation states that you cannot shoot from a moving boat with a MOTOR attached, but what about floating a creek for wood ducks in a kayak or a small jon boat without a motor? Thanks
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Re: Is it legal to float for wood ducks?

Postby POKER1 » Thu Oct 11, 2012 1:54 pm

HunterRay7 wrote:I know that the state regulation states that you cannot shoot from a moving boat with a MOTOR attached, but what about floating a creek for wood ducks in a kayak or a small jon boat without a motor? Thanks


Yeh thats ok. It could have a motor on the back but lifted and not in operation too so you dont have to take one off a boat to be legal.
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Re: Is it legal to float for wood ducks?

Postby southbistineau » Sat Oct 13, 2012 11:46 am

Is it just gas motors or electric motors too? If in a pirogue would the trolling motor make it illegal?
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Re: Is it legal to float for wood ducks?

Postby A5Mag12 » Sat Oct 13, 2012 4:23 pm

No kind of motor or wind assisted propulsion allowed.
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Re: Is it legal to float for wood ducks?

Postby simplepeddler » Sun Oct 14, 2012 2:43 pm

How about the Hobie system?

Seems as though that would be deadly on woodies......
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Re: Is it legal to float for wood ducks?

Postby tb44 » Mon Oct 15, 2012 6:20 am

Also depends on where you float....dont cross into private property
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Re: Is it legal to float for wood ducks?

Postby Joe-Nathan » Mon Oct 15, 2012 3:19 pm

My understanding and what I practice is that all movement from mechanical/electric device must be stopped before you can shoot form a moving boat. So as long as it is under manual (ie paddle) or natural (ie current/wind) fire away. We used to jump shoot wood ducks out of a john boat this way in my younger days.
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Re: Is it legal to float for wood ducks?

Postby dwr353 » Mon Oct 22, 2012 10:13 am

Yes it is legal, you do not have to tilt or raise your motor. The Federal regulation merely states that all forward progress has ceased. In other words, do not run up on ducks, turn off your motor and shoot.
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Re: Is it legal to float for wood ducks?

Postby Duck Enticer » Mon Oct 22, 2012 12:22 pm

I do this right next to my house. Park upcurrent, launch the boat and park another truck downcurrent. Floating with the current, if you know what you are doing, you won't hardly ever have to take the paddle out of the water. We kill a lot of teal and wood ducks like this.
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Re: Is it legal to float for wood ducks?

Postby Park Duck » Mon Oct 22, 2012 12:52 pm

tb44 wrote:Also depends on where you float....dont cross into private property

WRONGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG
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Is it legal to float for wood ducks?

Postby La. Hunter » Mon Oct 22, 2012 12:54 pm

Park Duck wrote:
tb44 wrote:Also depends on where you float....dont cross into private property

WRONGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG


How is this wrong? If its private property, it doesn't matter how you get onto it, it's still illegal.
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Re: Is it legal to float for wood ducks?

Postby Park Duck » Mon Oct 22, 2012 1:15 pm

If public waterway (unless your in the marsh) tell any turd trying to tell you its private to kick rocks
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Is it legal to float for wood ducks?

Postby La. Hunter » Mon Oct 22, 2012 4:26 pm

All waterways that connect to public waterways aren't public. There are numerous lakes and sloughs in my area alone that connect to the main rivers that are private waterways. Do a search for Louisiana State owned water bottoms to view a map as to what waterways the State claims.
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Re: Is it legal to float for wood ducks?

Postby tb44 » Mon Oct 22, 2012 6:53 pm

Exactly!!!!
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Re: Is it legal to float for wood ducks?

Postby AaronR » Tue Oct 23, 2012 7:38 am

Park Duck wrote:If public waterway (unless your in the marsh) tell any turd trying to tell you its private to kick rocks


This seems like that guy you politely run off YOUR property for trespassing without calling the law and he slashes your tires or does something else because he thinks you owe him something. Gives all waterfowlers a bad reputation. RESPECT what people have worked their life away to afford and find your own place to hunt.
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