bigrick_2u wrote:If I sit in a kayak, I flip it. Every time. Could never hunt out of one.
You just need to start out under the watchful eye of an experienced paddler. There's nothing inherent in any one person that guarantees they will flip every time, unless you are 300 lbs or more
. You are simply doing something wrong. Find someone that knows what they are doing or find someplace nearby that gives lessons. You are missing out on a fun way to hunt, fish or just explore.
As for canoe vs. kayak, both have their uses. The fact that there are places you could go with a kayak that you couldn't get to with a canoe has zero relevance to the places that you can get to with a canoe. I have two canoes and three kayaks of several types and they all have their waterfowling uses in different situation. I regularly jump hunt ducks in ditches and creeks in coastal marshes from my canoe, with the stern paddler controlling the boat and the bow paddler shooting. It's one of the most fun ways I hunt waterfowl, almost like grouse hunting. But when I have to cross open or rough water to get to a hunting destination, I might be more likely to take my kayak. Or sometimes I'm simply hunting light and take the smaller yak out. And the outboard-powered sneakbox and center console both see waterfowling use at times. It all boils down to experience combined with good judgement. There is no one right answer.