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Spionhund
 November 11 2017 10:39PM (Read 1560 times)  
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Got bit by the duck bug and hubby found a great deal on this boat. It is an 1860 gator tail with a 37 gator tail motor. It is a 2012 and only had 9 hours on it. ICant wait to take her out tomorrow!

I need to get her rigged up for the hounds. Would like to know if I can rig some kind of a box for them to sit in and rig a heater to it?






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 November 12 2017 01:50PM  


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you may want to start with a liner to keep some of the wind out. both you and the dog will be grateful for the extra protection in a few weeks.


 
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 November 13 2017 08:50AM  
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Yup nice looking boat.

You are definitely going to want to put something in there to line it to keep the wind out. The heater wont do jack in there without that.

My boat sets up similar to that. I just leave the dog on the front of the boat. I am guessing your dogs should handle the cold decently with their long hair. I put a vest on them when it is really cold. If I ever get a day that I am worried I just bring them inside the boat with me by the heater for awhile. If your dogs are anything like mind they will just want to be on the front anyway. Get yourself fa decent size rubber made tub. You can put extra cloths in it for you and then put some dry towels or small blankets for the dog.

I have tried a few ladders for dogs to get back in and they suck. If you are hunting shallow enough the dogs can normally jump right in. If I am hunting deep water I do it two ways. One way is I will put my Avery dog stand at the water level. Typically the dog can get on it and then jump in the boat from there.

The other way is I get on the front of the boat, grab bird form dog, send them back out if there are more or just grab them by the collar and lift them in!


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 November 13 2017 11:19AM  
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So the ducks don't avoid you with the front open and not camo at all?


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 November 13 2017 11:28AM  
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Why can't I see pictures posted using photobucket? They always just show an X.


 
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 November 13 2017 01:31PM  
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So the ducks don't avoid you with the front open and not camo at all?



Depending on what I am hunting have closed up the front and I have put a grass matt on the front of the boat and had the dog sit on it but I don't always do it.

I have had good luck, dogs for some reason don't bother birds as long as they are not moving. I have had ducks trying to land when the dog is making retrieves. One thing I try to do, not always but I don't want the boat in line with the kill hole. I prefer to have the boat off to a side. I really prefer a quartering wind and I don't like having it straight in my back. This way the birds are not looking at the blind they are looking at the water or decoys.


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 November 13 2017 01:45PM  
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So the ducks don't avoid you with the front open and not camo at all?



Depending on what I am hunting have closed up the front and I have put a grass matt on the front of the boat and had the dog sit on it but I don't always do it.

I have had good luck, dogs for some reason don't bother birds as long as they are not moving. I have had ducks trying to land when the dog is making retrieves. One thing I try to do, not always but I don't want the boat in line with the kill hole. I prefer to have the boat off to a side. I really prefer a quartering wind and I don't like having it straight in my back. This way the birds are not looking at the blind they are looking at the water or decoys.



Best advice right there. Another trick we try to use is having the ducks approach facing into the sun. If you place your decoys right, you can manipulate their movement around the hole.


 
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 November 13 2017 01:48PM  


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Nice rig


 
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 November 13 2017 01:56PM  
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That is an nice rig by the way


 
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