To each their own, but I wouldn't want to hunt and shoot from a boat. To me, it would be like driving around in a truck and shooting from the truck. I'd be okay with using the boat to spot and then do a stalk, but it would take the fun out of the hunt for me if I just shot the critter from the boat.
Again, not criticizing those that do, it just isn't for me.
I guess I am up in the air on if I would be all about it or not. I have got absolutely no problem with other people doing it and I would have to try it for myself before I could decide. I think a float hunt would be awesome and I think I would definitely prefer a stalk because I think that is the most exciting form of hunting but I think I would have to be in the situation (of shooting from the boat) before I would know what I would do.
I could see the small band of mule deer picking their way towards me through the sagebrush 800 plus yards away. With my 10 power binoculars I spotted a legal buck bringing up the tail. I dropped down and crouched behind a large chunk of sage just waiting for them to pass within range. Unfortunately, they stopped and began milling around before finally settling down, with a few of them laying down right out in the open. They were not going to come to me; if I wanted any closer, I'd...