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SOLA
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re: 2 missing duck hunters on Mississippi River
Damn, someone find these two!


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good_2_geaux
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re: 2 missing duck hunters on Mississippi River
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"kicker"?


Interesting. What size engine is your kicker? What would you suggest using on a, let’s say, 14-18ft flat?


Purple Spoon
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re: 2 missing duck hunters on Mississippi River
You can get a Yamaha 6 or something that. My old 40 hp was on its last legs so I carried one for a while.


jimjackandjose
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re: 2 missing duck hunters on Mississippi River
I've run my gheenoe in the river and have a trolling motor if mine craps out.

Trolling motor is good to get yiu to a bank. That's it.

I wouldnt run the river in dark


greenbean
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re: 2 missing duck hunters on Mississippi River
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Mississippi Outdoors

If anyone is interested, this episodes first segment has the teenager and his dad in it. Helps to put a face to it




Thanks for sharing, such a sad situation. We can only hope and pray for a miracle.


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LSUintheNW
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re: 2 missing duck hunters on Mississippi River
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What size engine is your kicker?


9.9 on a 21'

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What would you suggest using on a, let’s say, 14-18ft flat?


I see a few flat boats with anywhere from a 6 to 9.9 depending on length.



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greenbean
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re: 2 missing duck hunters on Mississippi River
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I wouldnt run the river in dark



I'm out on the Ross Barnet Reservoir (Jxn, MS) all summer and know it well. It is the most gentle, lazy, safe, forgiving body of water you will find and I'm still scared going out at night.
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choupiquesushi
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re: 2 missing duck hunters on Mississippi River
Ole man river plays for keeps......


Capt ST
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re: 2 missing duck hunters on Mississippi River
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Ole man river plays for keeps......



Yes he does. Hopefully they made it to land.

Not sure what the water temps are in river up there currently, but Hypothermia could have been an issue too.


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baldona
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re: 2 missing duck hunters on Mississippi River
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Is it not normal for y'all to have a trolling motor or "kicker"?



It was young kids in a duck boat, most flat boats/ aluminums have trolling motors but depending on what kind of duck boat it was and if they were hunting directly out of it with a blind they may not have. If it was a smaller boat you are talking 12V potentially and one battery anything could go wrong.

Since they found the life jackets, I have a hard time believing they were hit by a barge. But who knows.

Given that, it sounds like they were thought to have made it ashore and the search was on land right still? Hoping they are just hiding out by a fire somewhere.


Tigerpaw123
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re: 2 missing duck hunters on Mississippi River
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Since they found the life jackets, I have a hard time believing they were hit by a barge


If they were wearing them

ETA.... not being judgmental, I have been in the river in small boats many times without a PFD, and that is not Something I am bragging about
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baldona
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re: 2 missing duck hunters on Mississippi River
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If they were wearing them



Certainly but if they weren’t wearing them and were hit by a barge or sunk the chances of both being found close together and in good shape I would think would be very slim right?


Tigerpaw123
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Member since Mar 2007
14999 posts

re: 2 missing duck hunters on Mississippi River
Were they found close to each other?

Were they in good shape? Although I could see them being hit by barge and loose life jackets still be in good shape


Simmesport
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re: 2 missing duck hunters on Mississippi River
Do you think the barge pilot would have made a call for help if he seen it happening I would think someone on the barge would have seen are heard something


Tigerpaw123
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re: 2 missing duck hunters on Mississippi River
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Do you think the barge pilot would have made a call for help if he seen it happening I would think someone on the barge would have seen are heard something


Heard anything?... no

See anything? If it was a small push boat pushing a single probably so, a 10k HP push boat pushing a string ???? Most probably not


DeCat ODahouse
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re: 2 missing duck hunters on Mississippi River
Apparently the dog was actually left at home and family is now hoping the dog can help searchers locate the owner and his friend.
Thread is Really heart wrenching.
And at the same time a real show of goodness and community among outdoorsman and country folks in general.

update from the link FB family friend link provided in an earlier *post
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greenbean
Mississippi St. Fan
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re: 2 missing duck hunters on Mississippi River
LINK /

Story published at 7:00 on Sunday night. Still searching.


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Simmesport
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re: 2 missing duck hunters on Mississippi River
Yea you got a point there. That river is pretty rough. I grew up on the river at simmesport and that river could get rough also.


CFDoc
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re: 2 missing duck hunters on Mississippi River
Going on day three now since they left home.

Every hour is critical now. And I’m not liking their chances at this point.


7flat
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Idaho
Member since Aug 2004
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re: 2 missing duck hunters on Mississippi River
Went to church in McComb today and the pastor there is a cousin to the younger boy. He was pretty choked up over it. Hope they find them, but if not the good news is he said he knows both of those boys have been baptized.


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