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Duck hunting from the bank and retrieving ducks in deep water


Ok - here is the situation:

A substantial bayou runs through a WMA I usually bowhunt. On Saturday, ducks were piling into it with reckless abandon presumably due to pressure from surrounding waters. It is faily difficult to access by boat (closest launch is 7 miles away - 2 miles down bayou to another bayou then 5 miles up that bayou).

Here is the dilemma: I can hunt from the banks of the bayou and probably kill a fair number of ducks, but I don't have a boat or a dog to retrieve ducks with. Anyone have some suggestions?







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RATeamWannabe
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Got kids?





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wickowick
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Get a friend...





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The Last Coco
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Not yet. And the water is too deep to wade, 8'+





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MThawg
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Id see if I could borrow someones flat bottom





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laangler21
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Airhead inflatable boat, will run you about $20.





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The Last Coco
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Get a friend...

Salmon was suppose to buy a boat but is now having a little salmon, so that didnt go as planned.






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TigerTreyjpg
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re: Duck hunting from the bank and retrieving ducks in deep water



big arse topwater water bait
spinning reel w/new line
long rod
?????

profit


Edit: Oh, and we need to know the location of said Bayou before we can help.



This post was edited on 11/19 at 2:50 pm


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sloopy
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Pack an inflatable boat, like one you would bring to the beach and blow it up once out there.





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The Last Coco
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Id see if I could borrow someones flat bottom

I should mention, it is a good haul back to where I would be duck hunting without an ATV trail. Maybe carrying a pirogue in?






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MThawg
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I should mention, it is a good haul back to where I would be duck hunting without an ATV trail.

Def just grabbed something inflatable.






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DuckManiak
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quote:

Pack an inflatable boat, like one you would bring to the beach and blow it up once out there.

This would be your best option. How's the current? If you shoot can you leave them on the water until you're ready to pick up? If not just spray paint the inflatable boat.






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Langston
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Ive done this with a rod and reel. all you have to do is get the line over the duck. Where I did it, it was a bayou only 30 ft wide so it was easy to get them. Much wider and you would have to be a hell of a shot with the line.





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You're welcome







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RATeamWannabe
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re: Duck hunting from the bank and retrieving ducks in deep water


Borrow someones kids





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wickowick
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re: Duck hunting from the bank and retrieving ducks in deep water


How far do you have to walk from where you park the truck?





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Hammertime
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I was gonna say just drag a small pirogue





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34venture
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Get yourself a cheap remote control boat and fashion some type of push on the front.

Run it out there.

Push ducks to bank.

????????

Profit????






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wickowick
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I was gonna say just drag a small pirogue


That is what I was thinking, but it is going to be tough to drag a boat any distance...






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