I will be using the PA for deer hunting also. It will take some getting used to not having reverse.
Remember to always have your hobie paddle with you for reverse. Just in case something happen to your mirage drive you will need back up for the PA also.. You can also you the paddle to stroke a quicker turn-a-round with a back stroke of the oposite side of the yak.. one handed...
Good Luck on your purchase You will never ever again compair any other yak to a PA after you use it a few time. Best stated the PA is not a kayak, it is a fishing platform.