Monday, January 7, 2013

Liberated by boat - a column in Shotgun Life

For years, there have been hunting grounds I've eyed longingly - rich waterfowl habitat that I couldn't access because deep water made walking in too dangerous.

This season, I finally did something about it: I bought a sneak boat, a waterfowl hunting kayak with a low angled back rest that allows you to use it as a floating layout blind.

I can't say I've been bringing home full straps of ducks. Not yet. But I've been having a blast learning - see why in my latest column in Shotgun Life.

© Holly A. Heyser 2013


  1. That sounds like a blast out in a kayak. It would break my dog's heart if I went out in a kayak and she couldn't come too though!

  2. You know, I think you could fit a dog in this boat, as long as you're not seriously overweight (I think the capacity is 320 pounds). The problem, then, would be decoys - you might have to get creative.

  3. But no matter how carefully you think you are operating, continually resist the urge to rise up as soon as a bird is stirring in your direction. huntingage