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Would a sit on top kayak be a good idea for duck hunting or should a get a jon boat? i kinda want a kayak for fishing but i wanted it to go duck hunting too.

Question by hunt and fish. Uploaded on July 25, 2010

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from Treestand wrote 3 years 38 weeks ago

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

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from Jere Smith wrote 3 years 38 weeks ago

Jon boats do not yip over as easily as a Jon boat, and you have room for equipement ,a dog, and friend.

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from BioGuy wrote 3 years 38 weeks ago

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.

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from blackdawgz wrote 3 years 38 weeks ago

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.

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from buckhunter wrote 3 years 38 weeks ago

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.

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from santa wrote 3 years 38 weeks ago

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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from Treestand wrote 3 years 38 weeks ago

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

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from blackdawgz wrote 3 years 38 weeks ago

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.

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from Jere Smith wrote 3 years 38 weeks ago

Jon boats do not yip over as easily as a Jon boat, and you have room for equipement ,a dog, and friend.

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from BioGuy wrote 3 years 38 weeks ago

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.

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from buckhunter wrote 3 years 38 weeks ago

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.

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from santa wrote 3 years 38 weeks ago

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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