OK so I have been wanting to get into duck hunting for a couple years now and have finally decided to actually get out and do it (or at least try and fail miserably, either way it beats sitting at home). I am pretty much starting from scratch I have an 11-87 to use as a shotgun, a pair of bogs, a set of chest waders (I should have them this weekend) I also have a canoe (old town predator square stern) but no motor. So is there anything else I should look into getting right away aside from shells?
As for places to go I was thinking about cottonwood creek and walking the trails and jumping some but not having been down them wasn't sure if that was even a viable option. I thought a bout putting the canoe in rabbit slough but paddling and jump shooting combined seems like it would result in more frustration than anything. Anyway any thoughts ideas and comments would be appreciated. I am hoping to get a motor for the canoe next summer.