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Looking at blind ideas for river.

Postby MarkM » Tue Mar 19, 2013 11:20 am

Thinking of building a simple and easy blind for river hunting. Looking at using ivy, as there is loads of it around. Anyone have thoughts? Looking at something like this:

http://www.amazon.com/288-feet-Greenery ... stic+vines
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Re: Looking at blind ideas for river.

Postby neon58 » Tue Mar 19, 2013 9:15 pm

Are you talking a temporary blind or boat blind or one you are leaving in one spot for the season?
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Re: Looking at blind ideas for river.

Postby MarkM » Wed Mar 20, 2013 7:18 am

neon58 wrote:Are you talking a temporary blind or boat blind or one you are leaving in one spot for the season?



The area we hunt has a high bank behind us, so I am looking at dropping a contraption made from chicken wire with the ivy draped over it down from the trees above. It would be on ropes to lift it up when we are done hunting.
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Re: Looking at blind ideas for river.

Postby okduckdude » Wed Mar 20, 2013 12:12 pm

Does the ivy not die in the late season?
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Re: Looking at blind ideas for river.

Postby MarkM » Wed Mar 20, 2013 12:45 pm

okduckdude wrote:Does the ivy not die in the late season?



Well the winters we have had lately average about 50 during the day. Whole riverbank was alive past few years
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Re: Looking at blind ideas for river.

Postby jack lowe » Wed Mar 20, 2013 12:57 pm

Since you have ivey near by just cut sum of it and use that and save your self some money
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Re: Looking at blind ideas for river.

Postby MarkM » Wed Mar 20, 2013 3:22 pm

jack lowe wrote:Since you have ivey near by just cut sum of it and use that and save your self some money



Problem with cutting ivy would be when we are done hunting, I would pull it up away from the river, in the event the water level raises. The ivy would eventually die that way, but with plastic plants, it would look like perfectly fine ivy from the bank, which would be our area of hunting. The problem that we are having is how it is situated.

I would essentially have it jutting out about 5-6 feet for us to be behind. That way it would simply look like a part of the bank that just sticks out.
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Re: Looking at blind ideas for river.

Postby jack lowe » Thu Mar 21, 2013 4:13 pm

MarkM wrote:
jack lowe wrote:Since you have ivey near by just cut sum of it and use that and save your self some money



Problem with cutting ivy would be when we are done hunting, I would pull it up away from the river, in the event the water level raises. The ivy would eventually die that way, but with plastic plants, it would look like perfectly fine ivy from the bank, which would be our area of hunting. The problem that we are having is how it is situated.

I would essentially have it jutting out about 5-6 feet for us to be behind. That way it would simply look like a part of the bank that just sticks out.

ok sweet sounds like you got it all figuerd out :thumbsup:
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Re: Looking at blind ideas for river.

Postby take'emgreenheads » Fri Mar 22, 2013 7:21 am

problem with that type of stuff is if it is anything like the stuff that i had in a restaurant that i was working in it will shine. it also may not hold up well in the freeze becuse of the thin plastic. they are ment to be hung indoors.
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Re: Looking at blind ideas for river.

Postby Willie » Sat Mar 30, 2013 10:03 pm

Ivy sounds like the next fast grass...cool!
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Re: Looking at blind ideas for river.

Postby guywithhat » Sun Mar 31, 2013 5:06 am

I took all the branches of fake xmas trees and attached them to my boat blind.... any pine trees around you?
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