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newbie question

Postby Take em boys » Wed Sep 18, 2013 10:52 pm

Hello I have been wade hunting and field hunting my whole life I recently moved to st. maries Idaho and one glance at google earth and I can tell im living in a boat hunter paradise 3 small sized river (to deep to wade) and chains of lakes and the monster lake CDA I have never been a huge duck hunter mostly all geese but all my goose fields are a 2 hour drive in either direction I know im not ready to drop k's on a boat but im thinking maybe drop a few hundred on a row boat or canoe to get me away from crowds and then can walk the rest??? idk It will always be me and the dog possibly another buddy but I don't count on people to make it with me every single weekend or am I just gonna love it and need to drop the money on a real boat?? lol let me know if you've ever been in a situation like this and what ya did!

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Re: newbie question

Postby olt d2 » Wed Sep 18, 2013 11:21 pm

Craigslist is the way to go, Bought may last two duck boats off there and if you wait and search most of the time you can get a darn good deal. Idk about a canoe with a dog, mix in river current it could turn into a bad deal. I have a 1236 tracker jon boat i use for floating small stuff by me. It works well and drafts hardly any water weighs in at 80lbs plus it a lot more stable then a canoe.
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Re: newbie question

Postby Take em boys » Wed Sep 18, 2013 11:24 pm

yea I was kinda second guesing it been a hot hot summer so tiopping a canoe sounds nice right now but decemebr ehhhh lol what should I look for??? the lakes are all about 1 mile by 1 mile and smaller so how long of boat and what size motor??? I don't mind putting along my first year
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Re: newbie question

Postby Mark F. Cheney » Thu Sep 19, 2013 6:13 am

First off every body uses a used boat. Craigs list is a good option if you are patient. 14 x 36 is a reasonable 2 man out fit. I think 12 x 36 is a minimum. There are smaller. Lots of people use a bicycle, depending on the terrain. Most people have a great time. Enjoy!

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