RE: JonBoats and ducks
I didn't hunt one day east of the rangers station. No blinds of our own, but did good and bad out of others blinds. I've developed an new theory about hunting down there, you need deep water in front of the blind. And the blinds down east are rather shallow. I think in the group of guys that I know that hunt down there we had something like 10 birds taken to the taxidermist. Just so many mature beautiful birds last year.
I agree Dora, get ahold of one of us and we could show you what we use. If you want to see my little dinghy I have no problem showing you. The other thing that I just thought of as an option. If you can wade to a lot of spots is to get a float tube. I have one that I only use on opening day in Geneva. I hunt on a little spit of land that you don't even need to really wade to get to. But there is a creek channel that runs right behind my spot and if I drop something on the other side I need a floatation device to get across. A boat is overkill, so the float tube is great, I can cary it in with no problem. Not perfect for every situation, but another option.
Just found someone selling a 12' jon boat on another site... Oh, I hope...