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Hunting out of Layout Boats

Posted by matteo recanatini on Feb 2, 2012 12:56:00 PM

by Adam Brassfield - Pro Staff Contributor

In every duck hunting situation there is reason to use different methods. Some hunt out of a stationary blind, some out of boat blinds and some out of smaller techniques. My first thought is I have to be able to pull my Beretta A400 Xtreme up to my line of sight in one motion. This ensures that crazy drake is smacking the water. With that being said, hunting out of a layout boat is acceptable in most environments.

Now that I have all that proper language out of my system, let me break it down for you. I love layout boats especially ones made by Four Rivers. They have three models to choose from, depending on your needs, theyare super comfortable and I can carry all my decoys. They also have motor mounts on the back for a trolling motor or a small mud motor.

In total comfort I can blow on my duck call, control my dog and keep my Beretta Xtreme handy for the shot. I know what you are thinking: a lof of this proper language is killing me too. Bottom line is: I love this tactic in every situation except hunting in the Atlantic Ocean. Most people have never even tried hunting out of layout boats. Mainly because they think there is no way to be effective. This thought process in not logical. I understand to each his or her own, but I am all about killing ducks. To have to look at ducks landing in shallow water 200 yards from your blind or boat is torture. Do not accept anything but the best. That is of course why I shoot the Beretta Xtreme!

The next time you go hunting, be prepared to kill ducks where they are. Doing that out of a stationary blind or boat blind on a daily basis is extinct. Go get yourself a layout blind from Four Rivers and smoke them water turkeys.

For more information on layout blinds go to if you are not shooting a Beretta Xtreme just go take a look at the Xtreme product line.

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Topics: Hunting, Hunting - Duck