Posted by Pete OR on October 12, 1999 at 09:37:49:
My name is Pete Markantes and I live and hunt (make that live TO hunt) in Oregon.
Along with several human partners, my hunting companion is Kooch, a yellow female lab.
We hunt from a 14' Lowe jon boat with a blind designed by partner Gayland Rogers and a 12' olive drab sit-on-top Ocean Kayak (photos to follow).
Our favorite method is to motor to various islands in the Lower Columbia river on incoming tides and use the kayak to sneak into the flooded marshes where we set out a dozen or so dekes.
I found this site as a link from Devlin and am impressed by the comaraderie and willingness to share knowledge. I will be building a Devlin next summer, probably the BBIII, and know I can count on the assembled experts for sound and sage advice.
I am fortunate to have the use of shop space of partner Cy Happy who, along with his Deschutes River outfitting trips, builds wooden drift boats (http://www.riverstouch.com/woodrow.html).