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Best material for river blind

Postby Mr.Blonde » Sun Oct 14, 2012 5:10 pm

Getting ready to brush up some blinds on the river. What is best tree type to use? I know some brown fast then others. What does everybody else use?
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Re: Best material for river blind

Postby wanapasaki » Sun Oct 14, 2012 5:15 pm

Are you planting trees or looking for trees to use as blind cover? I don't think I understand your question
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Re: Best material for river blind

Postby Mr.Blonde » Sun Oct 14, 2012 5:19 pm

Sorry, Have a blind built and want to brush it up now. Whats best type of coverage so it wont go brown before everything else does?
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Re: Best material for river blind

Postby wanapasaki » Sun Oct 14, 2012 5:29 pm

I usually take a weed wacker out and knock a bunch of reeds and cattails, zip tie together in bunches and lay them acrossed the blind. They will stay green for a month or 2 if you leave the stalks in the water, but if the stalks are on land, they will brown in 2-3 weeks
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Re: Best material for river blind

Postby Mr.Blonde » Sun Oct 14, 2012 6:43 pm

Good idea with keeping base in water. Thought about using some pine but don't know how long they would hold up?
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Re: Best material for river blind

Postby wanapasaki » Sun Oct 14, 2012 7:03 pm

Pine would hold up for awhile too, you must be hunting high altitudes, lucky!
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Re: Best material for river blind

Postby teaves2257 » Mon Oct 15, 2012 8:06 pm

what ever looks natural in your area. Willows last the longest in my opinion. The leaves dont fall off.
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Re: Best material for river blind

Postby Quacka » Tue Oct 16, 2012 7:14 am

i have always heard that green cut oak limbs were the "go-to", but i think everyone uses some type of evergreen (cedar, cypress etc)
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Re: Best material for river blind

Postby quack.attack.tn » Tue Oct 23, 2012 12:24 pm

I like Green Cut Oak trees. As long as you get them put on your blind before they turn they will last a long time. Last winter I ended up having to use some evergreen on one of my blinds because the oaks had already lost there leaves. It took a long time for the evergreen to brown which was not a good thing were I was hunting.
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Re: Best material for river blind

Postby Small Block » Sat Nov 03, 2012 8:28 pm

We use river cane and ornamental Christmas trees. Take the limbs off and bend the end so it will hang on your netting or wire which ever you are using. I also watch yard sales when ladies want to get rid of their age old floral decorations. The green vines are the berries. Good luck with it. Pictures if ya can.
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