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Permant Blind

Postby labman45 » Fri Jan 13, 2006 9:21 am

A friend and i are thinking about putting a permanent box blind on a pothole that we hunt frequently. It has a good population of ducks so we hunt it weekly. Would a box blind be a good idea for this situation?
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Postby Sagebrush » Sun Jan 15, 2006 12:24 pm

The main thing for a good blind is matching the cover in the area. If it blends in & looks natural you will get more ducks! Try to keep a "Low profile" if you can; being lower than your cover is a plus ! Also try to keep your foot traffic in & out to the blind at a minimum. Nothing worse than 6 trails leading to the blind to "mark" the spot for the birds. :eek:

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Postby hankrt » Sun Jan 15, 2006 5:46 pm

If you don't own the property, you might want to check with the land owners to make sure they are ok with your adventure.
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Postby Sagebrush » Sun Jan 15, 2006 8:58 pm

I know if I went on "posted" property I darn well would get an ok!

That ranchers 30-06 shoots a lot farther than my 12 Ga. !! :thumbsup:
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Postby Citori12 » Mon Jan 16, 2006 7:38 am

If its public or private I defenetly would check to see if there is an OK to put in a permanent blind.
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Postby Sagebrush » Tue Jan 17, 2006 12:25 pm

You might want to check out the stste reg's also.

Here in Nevada, NO sunken blinds can be used. This is for the safty of any & all persons in the field and also animals.

A lot of our hunting land is also grazing land for cattle. Mr rancher does not like finding cows dead in a pit !

Private land is a different story........Later Sagebrush
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Postby Citori12 » Tue Jan 17, 2006 3:16 pm

It would be hard to hide that nice fat angus cow in that pit however :laughing: :laughing: :laughing:
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Postby Sagebrush » Tue Jan 17, 2006 5:16 pm

Best shot I ever made, just could not figure out how to get it passed the rancher.....ha ha ha ..
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Postby Citori12 » Tue Jan 17, 2006 5:55 pm

HEY!!!!! :laughing: That was the excuse I used on my last elk hunt....that hereford bull was really just a very slow elk!!!!!!! :yes:
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Postby Sagebrush » Tue Jan 17, 2006 10:29 pm

You bet, that is why a lot of hunters put in for a "SPIKE" tag !!

Right?
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Postby duckhunter25 » Sun Feb 05, 2006 11:02 am

i have several. all on public land. we make sure that they are hidden with camo the very best and they work well. BUT.....it is public land so out of respect hunters should make there own blinds, first come first serve, but anyone can use it and you cant do nothing about that. So i geuss choose your spots well and if ya have to, put your permanent blinds in places that are hard to. this will keep alot of the lazier hunters away. :salude:
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Postby AU Mallard » Fri Feb 10, 2006 9:27 am

Personally, I would advise against it, unless you own or have sole access to the land, for the reasons expressed above.
Even then, we hunters spend thousands and bleed and sweat each summer/fall to make blinds that blend naturally into the surroundings.
Nothing looks more like natural cover than, well, natural cover.
On several locations, I've simply taken in a piece of plywood to afford better footing behind good cover. Wear a face mask and move slowly if at all when birds are working.
If the pothole's surroundings aren't condusive to this, I agree with the others on matchng the cover with your blind.
I would add that it's good to gather your limbs, cattails, cane etc etc. some distance away from where you will be hunting. Otherwise, you can honk up your entire surroundings.
Avoid the box look, even if that means to simply add extra cover at the corners outside the blind to break up the sharp angles. There are no 90' angles in nature.
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