Oh trust me.. they are there!
"Floating Blind" means a floating device, whether in motion or anchored, that can be occupied by and conceal one or more hunters, uses a means of concealment other than the device's paint or coloration, and is used in the public waters for the purpose of hunting and shooting waterfowl.
Floating Blinds in Fairfax, King George, Prince William and Stafford counties
Floating blinds must be anchored and located no closer to another's blind than 400 yards and must be at least 400 yards from shore unless person has written permission of blind owner or landowner. Such blinds must be taken in at a half hour after sunset.
In the area adjacent to the National Park Service lands in the Great Hunting Creek and Dyke Marsh areas floating blinds must be attached to a Game Department-placed post or buoy. Only one floating blind per post. These are on a first-come, first-served basis, sites to be occupied no earlier than 4 a.m. or later than one half hour after sunset, and blinds removed each day. Hunters in licensed floating blinds can hunt from designated locations during legal shooting hours on Thanksgiving Day and on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays during the open season.
These are only applicable if you are hunting in the above counties or east of 95. Ideally the best thing to do, is contact the local game warden and ask him questions. He might even be able to give you a heads up for a stationary blind that is vacant that you might be able to get or a spot that can have a new blind errected.
If you are hunting on the Potomac River, you have to be very aware of the various wildlife refugees too. But I really would not want to be on the Potomac in a canoe or kayak. I can't paddle that well! :laughing: