I was recently fishing on a river in Kansas and had drank a few beers, upon returning to shore I was approached by law enforcement and subsequently given a BUI. I didn't think they had jurisdiction on private property, like they do on public waters.
I don't know what the Kansas case law says, but the statute says you can't operate a boat while intoxicated anywhere in the state:
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Most states, boating like driving, isn't dependant upon being on a public motorway.
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