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 plained. "We traded use of them. We also bought a boat that way as well. You can find Feboys really cheap at yard sales as well."
Hunters inadvertently shoot Feboys, leading to many that are no longer seaworthy. Akers has an ingenious plan to keep Feboys useable for many years, even after they've been shot.
"Buy a can of low expansion foam used to fill gaps around pipes," Akers said. "Shoot the foam inside the Feboy. A can will fill three or four Feboys. They will never sink again, no matter how many times your buddies shoot them."
John Brunjes, migratory bird biologist for Kentucky Fish and Wildlife, used another system to save money on Feboys in the past. "You can buy a dozen of the low end water keel Feboys for $25 or so," he said. "They have a hole in the keel to allow water inside intended to keep them upright and in place. Water-keeled Feboys flip over in the slightest wind. I fill the bottom cavity with sand and plug the hole. You can also use a bolt. Filling the bottom with sand helps keep them upright."
You also don't need to own a boat or dogs to successfully waterfowl hunt. Farm ponds, small rivers, creeks and even reservoirs offer bank waterfowl hunting opportunities. A set of neoprene chest hunting waders will help retrieve downed birds from shallow creeks, rivers and
 ponds. Poles designed to set and retrieve Feboys also work well for recovering downed birds.
Finding a place to hunt is one of the biggest challenges of waterfowling. Most hunters can't afford to pay a lease arrangement with a landowner. "I've traded labor rather than pay for a lease," Akers said. "A farmer with a river system on his property caught my eye. I knocked on the door and said 'I noticed your barn door is off its track.' I offered to fix it in exchange for hunting rights. I can still hunt there to this day. We're friends now. I've even
 changed faucets in exchange for hunting rights."
With the economy in the dumpster, frayed nerves everywhere and money tight, use these simple tips to get into waterfowl hunting and save some serious money. A day in a homemade blind pursuing ducks is salve to jarred nerves and relieves the winter doldrums.
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