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    Inflatable Boat or Kayak

    Out for a hike yesterday with the dog two or so miles into the woods I stumbled on to a swamp that was loaded with mallards woodies and geese hundreds of ducks it was insane! I realize this does not mean they will be there next fall but got me thinking if there is anybody out there that makes a small light boat that I could backpack into the woods and inflate on site to get into the middle of this swamp? This would allow shooting in all directions being out in the middle.


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    Never have used an inflatable boat to hunt out of but it could definitely work if youve got a long walk in. Lightweight for sure. Id be concerned with the usual backwoods pond and swampland conditions being a little rough for it. Last thing youd want to have happen is a beaver chew puncturing the boat when youre out there. Youd have to carry a pump to inflate it obviously. Maybe one of those foot pedal pumps for a quiet option. The only thing I can think of with that is sweating like crazy. A battery pump would be a lot heavier and too noisy I think. What we do for long walk spots is prep the spot before the day of the hunt. Our private spots we haul in canoes or kayaks and leave them there permanently with permission of course but for state spots its legal in CT to leave a boat temporarily if all your infortmation is on it. Weve hiked lightweight kayaks a couple miles before and left them for a few nights. Then on hunt day they come back out with us. Or if we plan to hunt the spot again they can stay. Little bit of work but with a properly scouted spot its fully worth it and then you dont sweat like crazy lugging in gear and a boat on the morning of the hunt.
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    How about one of the tubes that you sit in with waders on. They use them for fishing small ponds and such. Would be very light weight and allow you flexibility on the water.

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    Found on Amazon. Many different styles

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    Check out the Muskrat Hut Floating Tube Duck Blind from Cupped Up Outdoors
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    https://www.orukayak.com/

    These things are mighty expensive but it's perfect for your application.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AGust82 View Post
    https://www.orukayak.com/

    These things are mighty expensive but it's perfect for your application.
    That is cool but man EXPENSIVE!!! Found this too which may work.....

    https://www.seaeagle.com/FramelessFishingBoats/PF7

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    You might find something on craigs list that will work or be cheap enough to brush in and leave out there. There are some beater canoes listed for $75.00.

    Below are a couple of examples. If you keep your eyes open you will probably find something closer to you before the season opens up.

    https://albany.craigslist.org/for/d/...486658206.html


    https://hudsonvalley.craigslist.org/...486128564.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Horizontal Hunter View Post
    You might find something on craigs list that will work or be cheap enough to brush in and leave out there. There are some beater canoes listed for $75.00.

    Below are a couple of examples. If you keep your eyes open you will probably find something closer to you before the season opens up.

    https://albany.craigslist.org/for/d/...486658206.html


    https://hudsonvalley.craigslist.org/...486128564.html

    Bob
    Great idea!!

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