Makeshift blind

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Makeshift blind

Postby preacherdan » Thu Aug 08, 2013 7:53 pm

Ive got like a 6'x12' peice of black mesh netting that i have left over from my beavertail blind, and i have tossed the idea back and forth of taking and brushing it with raffia grass or just whatever i can acquire and throwing it in with my gear when i either take out my stealth boat or am walking out, to use it as either a canopy style blind or a ground style blind, has anyone else done anything like this? Pics?
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Re: Makeshift blind

Postby scruggs12 » Thu Aug 08, 2013 9:02 pm

We hunted an impoundment that would hold ducks early in the season. Unfortunately, the cover was all cut down. My genius took over and I thought of the following:

-Take an 8 ft. 2"x2", cut to 4 ft or whatever you feel comfortable with
-45* the 1 end on each
-staple your mesh to them with the grass, whatever
-Dig them into the ground at an angle backward at the required spacing to give yourself good cover and the netting spread out
-Tuck in underneath it
-Shoot away
-To carry them in, wrap with rope or bungee cord and tie another piece around as a sling

We did this with grass mats and it worked awesome. You could also ram them into the marsh bottom in four bout for the same effect.

Good luck!!
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Re: Makeshift blind

Postby preacherdan » Thu Aug 08, 2013 9:12 pm

Good idea, now did u have one of these rigs laid back and it was tall enough to tuck under? Or did you have 4 2x2's and make an almost scissor blind type of rig?
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Re: Makeshift blind

Postby scruggs12 » Fri Aug 09, 2013 9:36 pm

I made them around 4-5 ft., leaned them back, and tucked under it. If you can find a little backdrop of natural vegetation, that will be even better. Picture a 30-40 degree angle and sit underneath it. It worked extremely well, was cost effective, and not horrible to haul in.
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