Walk in pack setup?

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Walk in pack setup?

Postby DrakeRoth22 » Mon Apr 21, 2014 7:59 am

One of the lakes we hunt has about a mile and a half walk to the warm water discharge were the ducks like to loaf.. It's walking on a dirt road almost the whole way maybe a 1/4 mile in the woods but a pretty strait forward walk.. Anyways the point that I have seen lots of ducks and geese use has short cover maybe 1 1/2 or 2 foot of weeds.. Anyways! Would it be do able to carry one pack? I would use the pack that holds a mojo gun and 3 doz desk I would bring 6 goose floaters 1.5 doz ducks and a blind bag and I was wondering if I could strap a ghg ground force to the back of the pack??
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Re: Walk in pack setup?

Postby go get the bird » Mon Apr 21, 2014 8:01 am

Use a sled.
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Re: Walk in pack setup?

Postby OHIODUCKA5 » Mon Apr 21, 2014 8:03 am

hire a Sherpa.
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Re: Walk in pack setup?

Postby DrakeRoth22 » Mon Apr 21, 2014 8:04 am

And a gun and mojo thought I threw that in!!
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Re: Walk in pack setup?

Postby DrakeRoth22 » Mon Apr 21, 2014 8:05 am

I could see a sled in the snow but wouldn't it about kill yuh on strait ground??
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Re: Walk in pack setup?

Postby OHIODUCKA5 » Mon Apr 21, 2014 8:07 am

DrakeRoth22 wrote:I could see a sled in the snow but wouldn't it about kill yuh on strait ground??


Jet sleds work great they even float a little.

http://www.amazon.com/Shappell-Jet-Sled/dp/B002RWBPQM
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Re: Walk in pack setup?

Postby OGblackcloud » Mon Apr 21, 2014 8:09 am

Why are you asking us ? Put the :censored: on the pack and try it.


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Re: Walk in pack setup?

Postby SPatrick » Mon Apr 21, 2014 8:19 am

been hunting walkin areas for well over 12 years or so, one spot we frequent is a timber hole that is about a mile walk on levees and about a 500 yard walk in flooded timber. It feels like a Nazi Death march on the way in, and you want to just stop and give up the hope of survival on the way out, but its an epic spot. Packing light is key, we usually bring about 1-2 dozen decoys, 2 spinners, and our gear bags. We have a set of decoys we use just for spots like this. Put as light of weights on the decoys as possible. We have actually drilled out most of the keels and taken the sand out so they are water keels, to save on weight. I would try to rig up a cart to help carry everything in, that will save you a lot. I would also suggest not wearing your waders on the march, that helps way more than you would think.
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Re: Walk in pack setup?

Postby sprigs4days » Mon Apr 21, 2014 9:56 am

OHIODUCKA5 wrote:hire a Sherpa.

Or a Uhaul for those 36 desk.
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Re: Walk in pack setup?

Postby OHIODUCKA5 » Mon Apr 21, 2014 10:03 am

sprigs4days wrote:
OHIODUCKA5 wrote:hire a Sherpa.

Or a Uhaul for those 36 desk.


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Re: Walk in pack setup?

Postby WisconsinWaterfowler » Mon Apr 21, 2014 10:52 am

If the birds want to be there you shouldn't need more than what you can carry.

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Re: Walk in pack setup?

Postby go get the bird » Mon Apr 21, 2014 10:58 am

WisconsinWaterfowler wrote:If the birds want to be there you shouldn't need more than what you can carry.

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But he needs to take 36 desk.
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Re: Walk in pack setup?

Postby WisconsinWaterfowler » Mon Apr 21, 2014 11:06 am

go get the bird wrote:
WisconsinWaterfowler wrote:If the birds want to be there you shouldn't need more than what you can carry.

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But he needs to take 36 desk.

Can he get a semi back to the pothole?

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Re: Walk in pack setup?

Postby sharris » Mon Apr 21, 2014 1:16 pm

Last year I found a public lake near my house that was 1/2 mile walk in and I carried most of the gear you are talking about. It wasn't pleasant, especially walking in waders, but because it was difficult and people tend to be lazy I didn't run into anyone else hunting there. You might want to consider some folding or inflatable decoys to keep the weight down. Try baby mojo's instead of full size. Also, extra shells get really heavy so be mindful about how many you pack. I never carry a blind, instead use natural cover.
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Re: Walk in pack setup?

Postby Bill Herian » Mon Apr 21, 2014 2:06 pm

I bought one of those goofy looking deer carts from cabelas this past season. With a couple bungees I can strap down 2 doz decoys, my waders, gun, and other affects no problem. It worked very well.

The real payoff is wearing tennis shoes in and getting into the waders once you get there.

Good luck trying to pack in all the stuff you listed on your back.
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Re: Walk in pack setup?

Postby ohioboy » Mon Apr 21, 2014 10:07 pm

Bill Herian wrote:I bought one of those goofy looking deer carts from cabelas this past season. With a couple bungees I can strap down 2 doz decoys, my waders, gun, and other affects no problem. It worked very well.

The real payoff is wearing tennis shoes in and getting into the waders once you get there.

Good luck trying to pack in all the stuff you listed on your back.

this. shoes are so nice after smelly waders all day.
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Re: Walk in pack setup?

Postby TexasPuddleJumper » Tue Apr 22, 2014 5:12 am

I second the Jet Sled. I have mine rigged with some webbing so I can have my hands free while walking

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Re: Walk in pack setup?

Postby kahunna » Tue Apr 22, 2014 5:34 am

Is the location remote enough (or private land) to be able to hide/bury some of your gear? We do it all the time...bury a lid-covered waterproof box with your stuff at the start of the season.
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Re: Walk in pack setup?

Postby KRB » Tue Apr 22, 2014 5:50 am

Take less decoys
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Re: Walk in pack setup?

Postby Gunnysway » Tue Apr 22, 2014 6:33 am

X3 on the Jetsled. Pulls easy.
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Re: Walk in pack setup?

Postby rank duck » Tue Apr 22, 2014 6:40 am

No one has suggested a pack mule yet. I'm pretty sure a good mule could carry a lot of those deskeses.
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Re: Walk in pack setup?

Postby OHIODUCKA5 » Tue Apr 22, 2014 6:40 am

rank duck wrote:No one has suggested a pack mule yet. I'm pretty sure a good mule could carry a lot of those deskeses.


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Re: Walk in pack setup?

Postby Botiz630 » Tue Apr 22, 2014 6:49 am

rank duck wrote:No one has suggested a pack mule yet. I'm pretty sure a good mule could carry a lot of those deskeses.


Bill's probably got one he'd let you try out.
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Re: Walk in pack setup?

Postby KRB » Tue Apr 22, 2014 7:19 am

Botiz630 wrote:
rank duck wrote:No one has suggested a pack mule yet. I'm pretty sure a good mule could carry a lot of those deskeses.


Bill's probably got one he'd let you try out.

Or the goat with saddle bags.
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