Finding birds will with permission to set up on is definitely the hardest part. You can have the worlds greatest spread, and have the top 3 callers in the world in a blind, and if the birds don't want to be there, they wont work. Indiana is not one of the great waterfowl states in the US.
I've considered hunting out of a canoe before. I'd like to float a river and jump shoot.
I read something in a article about canoe hunting that keep echoing in my head. If you hunt out of a canoe, you better be very good at canoeing or very good at swimming. First time you shoot one of those...
Id been looking at options for a month, and my old holster snapped in 1/2 getting hung up jumping off a tractor. I took that as a sign, and ordered the slim. Im not happy about having to switch back to my TRL7 for a light, but its probably not as big a deal in real life as it is in my mind.
Back in the 1-4 days I recommend sfp on low zoom because we didn't really have good reticle options.
Today on LPVO you can go either way, but I don't feel FFP is required.
On high power scopes I've always recommended FFP. It allows you to take measurements, for ranging, or holdover on any...
I highly recommend skipping the riser. A riser and rings is not as strong as 1 piece that does both jobs. This is what you want for a 1 inch tube scope.