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Have any of you guys hunted out of a kayak? I'm looking for an inexpensive way to get out of the water in the wade-n-shoot areas. lightweight, shallow draft easy to get around in sounds good so far but I keep getting the mental image of me doing barrel rolls like the white water guys. that marsh water is very cold in dec.

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your post made me laugh :laughing: , I have seen it before were guys get all geared up throw their six decoys in and begin to paddle. They get 50 yards away from public lauch and they roll over. I'm not trying to discourage you but I have seen it, and that water like you said is cold in December. Well good luck in whatever you decide......... Shoot em' up
 

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you need to check into some of the specialty boats made almost exclusively with ducks in mind! These small boats have a wider bottom and they are more flat than say a kayak.......I have given the same thoughts myself and as of yet I cannot make up my mind on which style of sneak boat that I think will fit me the best.
 

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If I mention a small boat that's stable, stealthy, 12 to 17 foot, crack & puncture resistant, capable of carrying a 100 + lb Chessie, 75 + dekes (no riders), 10 gauge (tip) proof shot at right angles, weighs 22 lbs, and always called a kayak. Would you know the name? :umm:

Better not mention the brand name. :mrgreen: I don't want to advertise about a boat made in Berea, Kentucky. Some kayaks turn over easily. The one they call a kayak doesn't. :thumbsup:

Stay dry with what ever you decide on. Knight and Hale have been staying dry. Me too! :cool:

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I've hunted from a kayak for years....of course it is a speciallty craft and you need to be in the right waters....have never rolled....been a bit shaky a couple times while piviting on the swing and pumping (I like to shoot out of mine since your profile is low and you're hidden in the grass) so I have adjusted to using an auto....also, aligning your shooting zone accordingly is important to remain stable....limits are number of decoys and long term comfort. Hardest thing to do is get out - at least for me.....getting in is easy. It allows for easy walkin transport, is lightweight and they are actually quite durable. I have'nt hunted from it this year yet....will have to get ahunt in soon!
 

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I live in SE Louisiana where everyone uses traditional pirouges EXCEPT me. I hunt out of a wilderness systems kayak and love it. I own both, and the pirouge only gets used if I bring a guest that doesn't have their own. I've put an inexpensive platform on the back to carry my dekes (2-3 dozen. I have enough room to tote my dog (75 lb. Lab), gun, dekes, dry box, etc... I have never flipped, and being in a very tide influenced hunting area, I've never been stuck! If I do get into shallow water or mud I can stand up and push pole out of anything. As a matter of fact, last weekend a buddy of mine and I went to our lease and the water went out so fast that I had to pull his pirouge and gear out while he walked to the boat. I can't say enough about my kayak. Oh yea, I also can hunt big water with it also. I live about 5 miles North of Lake Pontchatrain so if the ducks are rafted up in the lake I can sneek up and get them. The best part about it is I found it used and cheap :thumbsup: !
 
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