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  1. ARHHH4

    ARHHH4 Senior Refuge Member

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    So I bought this Pintail last week and hope to get it up and ready to go still for this season. Mainly wanting it to haul my junk to where I'm hunting at....tired of pushing a deer cart or carrying everything in on my back, due to me hunting primarily public ground. May hunt out of it a few times if the situation is right. So my question is this--- those of you who hunt with layout boats, what are some things that I need to put in there and make sure that I have with me on each hunt? I'm new to this boat stuff but not duck hunting. Plan on taking three to four dozen duck decoys, my mojos if I plan to put them out, and seats/panel blinds.
     
  2. Kendall Steffensen

    Kendall Steffensen Senior Refuge Member

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    If you hunt with a dog, I recommend a Momarsh Invisilab. Never underestimate the amount of water a dog can bring into a layout boat.

    Have a good day,
    Kendall
     
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  3. Kendall Steffensen

    Kendall Steffensen Senior Refuge Member

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    If you hunt with a dog, I recommend a Momarsh Invisilab. Never underestimate the amount of water a dog can bring into a layout boat.

    Have a good day,
    Kendall
     
  4. ARHHH4

    ARHHH4 Senior Refuge Member

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    Won't have a dog
     
  5. cajunwannabe

    cajunwannabe Senior Refuge Member

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    Large sponge or old hand towel to mop the water / mud out from either your boots or a passing shower.
    Lay a closed cell camp mat on the floor of the boat to sit or layout on. It'll keep you warmer than laying on a bare fiberglass floor.
    Push pole the boat versus drag, it poles like a champ.

    I spud mine out using a piece of wooden closet rod.
     
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    Tailfeathers Elite Refuge Member

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    Just take half the schmitt you usually take ...up to the gunnels.
     
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    ARHHH4 Senior Refuge Member

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    CamoHunter870 Elite Refuge Member

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    Items that I have in my layout boat:
    life jacket
    push pole
    4 Rivers Bar Seat or similiar seat to lay and recline on
    small anchor
    small hand saw to cut willows
    spotlight when navigating in the dark.

    Other than that, my boat is covered in raffia/natural grass and have layout style blind doors on it and use a 7 hp mud motor to push. They hide very easy and allow you to get into shallow water. Deadly combination!
     
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  11. ARHHH4

    ARHHH4 Senior Refuge Member

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    Thanks gentlemen
     

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