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lets see picts of your duck hunting rigs

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stole the idea from open water, but hey lets your rigs. heres mine

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Jonah

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had to smile when i saw that pic.... were you hunting on middle C. perhaps? we hunt around those parts. i saw a fair number of bills this last weekend. how did you fair? chasing roosters in IA this weekend so probably won't be up until deer opener, but hope to get one more shot at the ducks by coming up friday before opener.

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did poor we didnt get to hunt where we wanted and tried something new, didnt work out. saw a lots of ducks on saturday, not near as many sunday. Jonah

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Its kinda the less is more philosophy with me. smile.gif

I hunt somewhat small water, and I use either the duck boat in the photo or a fiberglass canoe. The boat pictured was actually made by Larson a number of years ago. I can get into some tight spots with these boats, they maintain a low profile, and hide very well in the cattails. Don't need a boat launch with this rig either so I can stay away from the crowds. I can still cram 2 guys, a dozen GHG Over-Size goose floaters, and 3 dozen mallard & bill dekes into the canoe.

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I have to get a picture of my waders and post those as they are my access to water for duck hunting... grin.gif

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figured that lake would be a zoo. seems to be a few more duck hunters in that area lately . we try to stay on some of the smaller ponds. i've hunted that lake during firearms deer and did ok. you were right about sat. had to have 150 plus bills circle thru my dekes, but all of them wanted calm water away from the dekes in the bays did scratch a limit but had to do a little sneak and shoot (not easy with a dog) to get my last couple of birds

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Not a real good pic, but my rig is the Otter Stealth 1200. Just right for me, the dog, gun/shell bag, 3 doz duck decoys, and 8 goose floaters. Yeah, it's a little crowded, but not bad! grin.gif This boat is unbelieveably stable!!!

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Brian

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Quote:

This boat is unbelieveably stable!!!


I've hunted out of an Otter Stealth 1200 a couple times this fall with a buddy of mine (his boat). Is it stable? Oh yeah! Unbelievably stable just like you said. It really is a great little hunting boat. I really like the water tight compartments on it too!

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how big are they? are they heavy? do any of the big outdoor retailer's carry these? I would love to find another way besides walking thru the sludge and much in my waders trying not to fall over

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most of them do, I have seen them at cabela's, sheels, and gander. i just ordered one i pick it up at the end of november, really excited to be getting it. Jonah

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are they motorized or just row them?

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Here's mine.....works great but I don't know the brand. It's fairly old.

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Here's the one we use. 14'er with a 15hp merc.

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311 Hemi...

your boat is an Alumicraft "Ducker". I believe it was last made in the late 60's or very early 70's. Some come with "stake or pole holes" in each end, where you can push a pole down into the bottom to anchor yourself and some, the newer ones I think, don't. My dad and uncle upgraded from the old heavy fiberglass boats to the new aluminum boats in about 1970. They are a very good shallow water boat, but extremely hard to find.

good hunting

tc

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Hmmm... It sure is a Ducker. I totally missed that the first time I looked at the picture. Congrats on owning a great boat! Its probably one of the most desirable and sought after "traditional" duck hunting boats around.

Here's a few photos I found on the net.

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Wow....thanks for the info guys!! I knew it was older but has worked very well for me. It does have the stake holes. It has seen a lot of use and the rivets are starting to wear through on the bottom.....I will need to work on restoring this in the next few years and have someone do some metal work on the rivet areas.

It was givin to me from my great uncle soon before he passed, along with my Browning A5 and a few other rifles. Unfortunately I never did get to hunt with him, but will be up at the cabin deer hunting next weekend and will get to listen to my dad and his friends tell all the old stories about him. RIP Frank!

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We lucked out several years ago and got an Alumacraft Ducker for $300.

If you haven't ever see what they sell for, your jaw will hit the floor so hard it will shatter.

I have seen them for sale upwards of $1250 a few times.

Absolutely fantastic boat! Treat that baby nicely. Its a legend and nearly impossible to replace.

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hmm this has me thinking!

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these are last years pics its a 18ft mod vee jon under those weeds and this year I am turning my 10 ft jon into a water layout blind. I'll have pics when its done

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I will post pics of my duck rig eventually.

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NICE RIG GUYS!!!! would like to get one like your elwood that thing is sweet!!!

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16 foot 91 lowes roughneck with a 04 60 hp merc. and custom blind.

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nice rig cutter but how you gonna pull cats into that flatbottom laugh I really like the heater set up and the way the steering is setup

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Yeah i think it would be a little tough to pull a 40lber over the side lol.

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I am going to make a rule.

Every that posts a picture of their rig must take me hunting this fall.

In goes into effect now!

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