Originally Posted by nchunt101
I fail to see how having a Benelli slows you down when jump shooting. I seem to do better than most. And keep in mind it is trespassing once you get out of your canoe to go around blowdowns that often fall across those little creeks.
I totally agree that a Benelli does not slow a shooter down. But most duck hunters do not practice. I never find a duck hunting partner at a skeet range. I find my duck hunting partners in the summer fishing in the same streams I hunt.
I regards to the blow downs I own a nice chainsaw. I only have to cut a few limbs off a blow down to pass under it. Only for a few years after Fran I was hampered from hunting small streams. During that time there were so many trees down it was hard to walk through the woods, much less paddle down a river. There is no law that says I can not limb any tree that prevents me from navigating a river. Only cypress trees are protected by state and federal law. Cypress trees are not an issue on small streams.