I have actually never duck hunted out of the yak or the canoe, and have really only used the yak (waterfowling) during teal season as I carry fewer decoys for teal (can easily transport 6 or 7 dozen teal dekes, a few Canada shells, gun, chair, blind bag).
For "real" duck season, I always have the canoe and usually carry 100+ dekes and gear. Whether yak or canoe, I only use it to transport gear to the spot, set up, then hide the canoe a few 100 yards away. And I never have to worry about motor boats (for the most part) as I only hunt water that is 3 inches to a foot deep on average, meaning a) I hunt where boats usually can't/won't go, and b) I hunt safe - people think I'm crazy to hunt "out of a canoe", when in reality I'm safer in it than "real boats".
I have shot a few rail out of the yak. My yak is a sit on top yak, set up for fishing. The sit on top types are much stabler than the sit inside of. I can sit sideways on my yak with my feet dangling off to the side. I am in the process of rigging up the yak to hunt out of though in "open water", kind off like a layout boat. "Open water" meaning water that is still only 6" deep, but zero cover.
I do, though, get a lot of stares and/or comments. If you "search" canoe picture on this OK forum, you can see a pic of the Beverly Hillbilly canoe
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