We have no duck hunters in our family...until now. My grandson attends Ferris State U. up in Big Rapids,MI. Just this year he found a buddy who is teaching him the art of duck hunting. It really does my heart good to see him so excited about this. So it seems you need a dog or a boat. Being cheap like me he came up with this "duck boat". He actually puts this thing on top of a 2004 ford expedition. It's quite stable, doesn't start moving with the first shot, and the CO at haymarsh thought it was "very clever". It works for him anyways, just getting started and all.