Layout boat hunting

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Layout boat hunting

Postby rmb79 » Wed Apr 03, 2013 12:30 pm

Quick question. Is it legal to hunt out of a layout boat in Wisconsin. Not open water hunting on Winnebago or the bay but on small bodies of water and marshes? Looking at a move back to wisconsin and need to decide if I am keeping my 4rivers layout boat. Thanks.
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Re: Layout boat hunting

Postby Skoug » Fri Apr 05, 2013 3:23 pm

I believe the regs say that you have to be within 100ft of standing veg
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Re: Layout boat hunting

Postby bigwaterkiller » Sat Apr 06, 2013 5:16 pm

No you cant open water hunt anywhere in wisconsin except for a few lakes that are very big. Little marshes are all shore hunting
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Re: Layout boat hunting

Postby loon » Mon Apr 22, 2013 10:02 am

You cant use it on the small lakes in open water but if you grass it up good you can hunt in very sparse vegitation that" conceals or partially conceals the boat" with a four rivers that could be a very small section of reeds very near open water. Ive had some great hunts in 1foot tall pencil reeds so I say keep it ! there have been tons of posts on grassing it up I use an old shrimp net I got for free in florida and zip tied fast grass and cattails to it works awesome in wisconsin
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Re: Layout boat hunting

Postby Goose Doctors » Mon Jul 15, 2013 7:37 pm

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Re: Layout boat hunting

Postby loon » Thu Jul 18, 2013 3:15 pm

I like to put a couple field full bodies decoys right on the boat, I don't know if it helps but it makes me feel very stealthy
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Re: Layout boat hunting

Postby Chet » Mon Aug 05, 2013 3:59 pm

Can you use layout boats in open water on the Mississippi River pools?

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Re: Layout boat hunting

Postby backwoodsboy09 » Tue Aug 06, 2013 8:31 pm

To my knowledge the only bodies of water you can open water layout hunt is Lake Michigan and Winnebago.

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Re: Layout boat hunting

Postby Skoug » Wed Aug 07, 2013 5:51 pm

Chet wrote:Can you use layout boats in open water on the Mississippi River pools?

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There are some pools, check the specific regs for the pool you want to hunt
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Re: Layout boat hunting

Postby Wi Browndog » Sun Aug 25, 2013 6:57 am

Several more lakes have been added to the list this year. Check DNR site for full list. Most are in the northern half of the state.
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