Hunting from a small boat makes an excellent way to introduce children to the sport. With a small boat, a hunter can take children to places where they could never possibly walk.

In addition, children may quickly grow bored sitting on cold ground under a tree and often have trouble sitting still. Boat seats make more comfortable platforms than wet logs.

At least while boat hunting, children can see different scenery and might even spot some other elusive wildlife like otters, raccoons or various birds while looking for squirrels

In addition, hunters can easily carry more supplies, snacks and refreshments in an ice chest and take occasional breaks if they become hungry or thirsty.