If you're an experienced waterfowl hunter but are looking to change your approach, there are many different strategies that you can pursue. One idea to think about is trading your blind for a kayak and using this watercraft as the home base for your hunting outings.
Hunter-friendly kayaks are sold in many outdoors retailers, and you'll be able to find one in which you can sit comfortably, and that can effectively hold all of your hunting gear — as well as the waterfowl that you're taking home with you. Here are three reasons to try waterfowl hunting in a kayak.
1. You'll Enjoy The Mobility
One of the frustrations that you can sometimes experience when you're hunting waterfowl from a blind is not being able to move around much. While you can, of course, move inside the blind, it's not exactly an option to pack up your gear and head across the water or the terrain to what you think might be a better hunting spot. These are issues that you won't face in a kayak. Not only can you move around to get a prime spot for hunting, but you can also navigate through the body of water in pursuit of a better location at any point.
2. You'll Stay Drier
Even with advanced water-resistant gear, you can get wet when you're hunting for waterfowl. Wetness is a major enemy because it soon leads to feeling cold. The chills that you face are compounded by the fact that you're sitting largely immobile for perhaps hours at a time. When you choose to hunt from your fully equipped kayak, you won't be at as much of a risk of getting wet. Additionally, if you're moving around to change locations, you'll stay warm because of the upper-body workout.
3. You Can Set Up Decoys Easier
In waterfowl hunting, the manner in which you set up your decoys plays a critical role in drawing waterfowl to the area. Depending on the layout of the area in which you're hunting, you may sometimes face challenges in getting the decoys distributed in the desired manner.
When you're in a kayak, this won't be an issue. Instead of tossing decoys into the water or using other less-than-accurate methods, you can carry them out in your kayak and carefully place them specifically where you want. This could be the difference between a busy day of hunting and a quiet one.
For more information, contact a company like LIS Outfitting Inc.