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  1. Christopher Mawby

    Christopher Mawby New Member

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    Hey all,
    Question for you guys that hunt out of smaller boats with dogs such as beavertail stealths and sneak boats, where do you guys place your dogs? Looking at a lot of these boats it does not appear that there is room for the dog to sit behind you when laying out but it also doesn’t seem sensible to have the dog out front of you in your line of fire...
    Thanks in advance
     
  2. HaydenHunter

    HaydenHunter Elite Refuge Member

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    I don't have such a boat and can't answer your question, but welcome to the Forum!
     
  3. Christopher Mawby

    Christopher Mawby New Member

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  4. Fowl-Action

    Fowl-Action Senior Refuge Member

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    I also don't hunt out of a marsh boat, so I cant speak first hand but it seems like people go two ways. They either put the dog behind them in the boat or they put their dogs in dog blind on stand next to the boat. Just from reading it seems like the second method is the preferred way to go.
     
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  5. Cold Fold

    Cold Fold Senior Refuge Member

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    My momarsh has a space behind me so he is not in the way. In my Jon boat the dog has his place on the bow. I've also used my dog stand and put him just down wind or in the nearest cover.
     
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  6. marshmob

    marshmob Elite Refuge Member

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    Same as cold front with my 4Rivers layout and jon boat
     
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  7. Kendall Steffensen

    Kendall Steffensen Senior Refuge Member

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    Christopher,

    For the first few seasons I hunted my Fatboy with the dog behind me. Never underestimate the amount of water a dog can bring in a boat. A plastic tub with a false floor helped, but an Invisilab is a much better solution.

    Have a good evening,
    Kendall

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  8. Tailfeathers

    Tailfeathers Elite Refuge Member

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    BBSB, the dog always behind. Never in front. Even if they sit or lay and are well trained, no guarantee that the dog won't jump as you are shooting. Also with the dog behind, no muzzle blast/ ear damage. While motoring having the dog, in front is necessary to run the motor. My dog, when we stop, likes to drop into the water and swim around. Old dog, old tricks. Funny old girl..
     
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    jolle Elite Refuge Member

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    I have 4 rivers style and have dog behind me and it works fine. I also prefer to have dog outside in a dog blind however when possible.
     
  10. Tailfeathers

    Tailfeathers Elite Refuge Member

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    They say outside is better. The shotgun blast can hurt their ears.
     

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