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Question by hunt and fish. Uploaded on July 25, 2010
IMHO~ a 10'or 12'John boat lets you carry all your stuff, and a dog, you can camo up your boat and motor.
Good Luck C~FL
Jon boats do not yip over as easily as a Jon boat, and you have room for equipement ,a dog, and friend.
One thing many people don't take into consideration when they think about hunting ducks from kayaks is how much recoil affects them. Shooting a 3" load of #2s from a 12 gauge can really throw off your balance.
On the plus side a Kayak can get you into some really shallow honey holes where a Jon boat would be considered obsolete.
A kayak wood be a grate way fer ye to freezeyer assoff while duck hunting.
Certainly a butt-ender would be best fer stability.
Be sure to git some of them steps thet allows yer dawg to come in over the transom, and train him/her to do so.
A 14 foot sit on top may do the trick for you, a bag of decoys and a shotgun. The smaller the yak the less stable it will be.
A yak is more mobile and will get you to places a jon boat will not go. A jon boat will be more stable and carry more equipment.
My buddy hunts from a 10 foot yak but pulls a small tub behind it full of decoys.
When shooting from I yak I sit on top and hang a leg over each side to stabilized the yak.
When I go duck hunting I have a standard list of items I like to take. To start with, I like to take a 90# black lab, a sweet sixteen, a water tight box with plenty of amo, a big bag of decoys (each with a small lead weight and a line on the bottom), enough material to build a big blind, a ice chest with some sodie pop with foam on top, a push pole with fold out bills on one end to push in the mud, two spud poles, and finally I wear an extra layer of clothing to keep comfy. I also believe in the buddy system so that if you get in trouble, you have someone with you. And you can not take someone else with you without a gun for them and their amo. I also plan to have room for the dog to fetch back a load of wigeons and maybe a mallard or two. And if a goose just happens to want to commit harry carry over my pirogue, so be it. I have a hard time loading all this in my Briggs and Straton powered 16 foot pirogue. I just find it hard to picture hunting ducks from a yak. I know it is done and people enjoy it so much luck to you.
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