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Old 11-08-2011, 02:42 PM   #1
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Default Waterfowl Hunting without a Dog

Since I am new to hunting and have few connections, I have no access to a dog. What is the best way to hunt waterfowl (not geese) without a dog?

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Old 11-08-2011, 03:46 PM   #2
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with a boat\canoe...or waders. It can and has been done for decades. I have never hunted waterfowl with a dog.
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Old 11-08-2011, 05:00 PM   #3
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Depends -----
If you're Field hunting, you don't really need a dog if you're in good shape - (for the sailers)
If you're hunting water, you definitely should have a well trained reriever -- or a boat of some kind.
For me, I won't hunt waterfowl without a dog.............. Actually, I won't hunt anything without a dog (except maybe deer).



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Old 11-08-2011, 08:17 PM   #4
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We have used fishing poles, sticks, waders, and a decoy retrieval stick, but our best method has been a two man kayak. This is jump shooting a river which is max of 40 ft wide very narrow. We just recently updated to the kayak and it is the smartest thing we have done, a little bulky but 100% retrieval rate with out getting wet. Are thinking about getting a one man lightweight kayak.
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Old 11-08-2011, 08:42 PM   #5
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im trying fishing poles this year(with crankbait), i have a kayak but its a small pond, id get wet just walking to deep enuf water to push out lol
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make your shots count so the ducks land in the decoys and so there are no cripples sailing off to no where. and watch them land and line a landmark so you can retrieve them imediatly dont keep hunting thinking you will find them later easy to get them right away
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There's been many time I've had to strip down to my shorts and go swimming for a dead duck. I am not kidding.
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Old 11-11-2011, 07:43 PM   #8
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i'm a swimmer, so i dig that idea, but in illinois, the water is cold as can be
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Hunt the same way you would if you had a dog. Decoys, jump shooting etc.. just go pick up the bird your self instead of having a dog get it for you.
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