BUILDING A DUCK BLIND

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BUILDING A DUCK BLIND

Postby Take'em Now » Fri Sep 30, 2005 2:05 pm

I am new at the sport of duck hunting,
I am going to have access to a smaller pond for some duck hunintg,(see ducks on the pond for the last few years) the pond also has some marsh around it. Does any one have some plans on how to build a duck blind, or photos or their blind?
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Postby bubba1 » Fri Sep 30, 2005 3:43 pm

Go to Fleet Farm, Farm and Fleet or Gander and buy some camo netting. Get a couple of wooden poles and your set. Biggest thing is to remain as still as possible. During early goose I was sitting in a lawn chair on an island in a river/stream. Ducks were flying close enough for me to swing and hit them with a baseball bat.
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Postby dcduckhunt » Tue Oct 04, 2005 2:53 pm

just take some dead tree branches put them in a pile where you want you blind then just take weeds and other stuff from the area and just weave it in there. it works good for me :thumbsup:
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Postby Rat Creek » Tue Oct 04, 2005 7:01 pm

Are you talking about a simple temporary blind or a permanent structure?
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Postby AlaskaRedneK » Tue Oct 04, 2005 11:57 pm

bubba1 wrote:Go to Fleet Farm, Farm and Fleet or Gander and buy some camo netting. Get a couple of wooden poles and your set. Biggest thing is to remain as still as possible. During early goose I was sitting in a lawn chair on an island in a river/stream. Ducks were flying close enough for me to swing and hit them with a baseball bat.


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The camo netting and a lawn chair will make a quik and effective fix :thumbsup:
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Postby Fowlercon » Wed Oct 05, 2005 7:48 am

here you go......................

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this keeps a 40 yard hole open no matter how cold it gets
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Postby maduckguy » Wed Oct 05, 2005 8:00 am

If you are new to the sport, don't go spend a ton of money on a blind. We sit on $10 chairs surrounded by a blind made of scrap lumber/conduit and some brush we cut down. It looks great too.
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Postby bubba1 » Wed Oct 05, 2005 8:04 am

hvacfowler, where are you setup? Looks like a golf course. Great idea if so, does the beverage lady come around during the day?

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Postby Fowlercon » Wed Oct 05, 2005 8:08 am

right behind the 18th baby! That is the "Executive Blind". Note the electric in the corner............I turn that aerator on with the flip of a switch and have a plug for a heater. SSSSSWWWWWWWEEEEETTTTTT :thumbsup: That blind is exactly 20 minutes from my driveway. Top that!
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Postby Penguine » Wed Oct 05, 2005 9:40 am

hvacfowler wrote:right behind the 18th baby! That is the "Executive Blind". Note the electric in the corner............I turn that aerator on with the flip of a switch and have a plug for a heater. SSSSSWWWWWWWEEEEETTTTTT :thumbsup: That blind is exactly 20 minutes from my driveway. Top that!


So you're not a "real" duck hunter. :mrgreen: Just kidding.

Nice setup.
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Postby Rat Creek » Wed Oct 05, 2005 2:31 pm

You're hunting in a park? Okay, tell me you can't see teeter todders from your blind. :yes:
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Postby shrpshtr » Wed Oct 05, 2005 2:47 pm

hvacfowler wrote:right behind the 18th baby! That is the "Executive Blind". Note the electric in the corner............I turn that aerator on with the flip of a switch and have a plug for a heater. SSSSSWWWWWWWEEEEETTTTTT :thumbsup: That blind is exactly 20 minutes from my driveway. Top that!


hvac, when did you want me to come up? :thumbsup: nice setup man!
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Postby Fowlercon » Wed Oct 05, 2005 8:02 pm

Penguine wrote:
hvacfowler wrote:right behind the 18th baby! That is the "Executive Blind". Note the electric in the corner............I turn that aerator on with the flip of a switch and have a plug for a heater. SSSSSWWWWWWWEEEEETTTTTT :thumbsup: That blind is exactly 20 minutes from my driveway. Top that!


So you're not a "real" duck hunter. :mrgreen: Just kidding.

Nice setup.


Please. Son, I've paid more dues on the Ohio River over the last 6 years than you can shake a stick at. :smile: Risked life and limb, bro. :thumbsup: It aint exactally the Mississippi, but the proclivity for life risking is ALWAYS there. I'll grant you that I've married the right girl. You see, my father-in-law is one of the owners of this place. He asked me to build him a little make-shift blind and I think I delivered. Knowing that I have this place to go to anytime during the season sure makes it very hard to want to brave the dangers and the compition of the Ohio River.

And Shrp, if your ever around my neck-o-woods let me know and well crush some ducks together......................... :salude: Thanks for the compliments guys and I wish you all such good fortune.
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Postby Take'em Now » Thu Oct 06, 2005 10:14 am

hvacfowler do you have plans of any type? your blind is what i want to build. We have a little idea on where to start but a few photos more or a few drawing would really help.
We want to build a pretty decent blind, something that will be able to last all season (even if we will not hunt it a lot) still looking for something decent.
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Postby Fowlercon » Thu Oct 06, 2005 1:56 pm

Take Em', the way I built this blind it should be around for the next 20 years. It will hold 5 huge men or six regular size dudes with plenty of room left for each persons gear and 1 to 2 dogs. I'll be out there this weekend so I'll take a ton of pictures from every angle to help you out........i'll try to get some solid measurements for you too. If I remember correctly it cost me around $300. I did 100% of the work myself with no help other than my then 4 year old............it took me a weekend.
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Postby Take'em Now » Thu Oct 06, 2005 3:15 pm

hvacfowler , thanks for your help. The blind you built looks very solid (that is what I like about it), the photos will help a lot, Thanks again
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Postby Fowlercon » Thu Oct 06, 2005 7:48 pm

her is where the magic happens..............


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Postby gunman » Fri Oct 07, 2005 1:21 am

awww yes, gota love the Google earth!
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Postby puddlerjumper » Fri Oct 07, 2005 5:43 am

You can always get four or five t-posts and zip tie or wire some mesh to it. It's a portable, effective ground blind.
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Postby HatterWayne » Sun Oct 09, 2005 5:19 am

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Postby Fowlercon » Sun Oct 09, 2005 12:52 pm

Take Em' here are some more with discription...............

Door with hinges.....
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Left View
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Shelf in forground dog hole in background.....Dog hole opening is 28"H x 16"W
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Deuce "lookin' out"
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Right side view w/ door closed
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Frontage
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Inside Floor space.....12' x 4'
Front wall w/ shelf is 4' H x 12' W
Rear wall is 5' H x 12' W
Back of roof starts at 5' 5"
Front of roof from floor is 6' 3"
Total roof surface is 12' x 3'
Bench seat is 13"W x 12'L x 20"H

The bench and roof framing are the only things NOT made of treated lumber. The floor is treated 3/4" plywood. All walls and roofing are 1/2" treated plywood. There are (6) 4 x 4 posts for framing with 2 x 6's for joists. All treated. Alot of this material I got from various job sites around town. All you have to do is ask for their scrap. The plywood and 4 x 4's I had to buy along with the concrete. If one of your 4 x 4's happen to be over water like mine, simply put it in a 5 gallon bucket and fill with concrete. Like I said before I did this by myself in a weekend, with help you could do it in a day. Light of a fire or a tree falling on it I'm quite sure my grandkids could hunt out of it one day. If you need to know any specifics, let me know.........I love this stuff.

And here is one more bonus of Deuce with his perpetual hard-on........
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Postby CLUTCHfan » Sun Oct 09, 2005 2:09 pm

hvacfowler wrote:And here is one more bonus of Deuce with his perpetual hard-on........

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Postby lars » Mon Oct 10, 2005 7:10 pm

Being new to the sport, the best advice I could give is don't be seen walking around too much making a blind, or whatever. And DO NOT OVERHUNT A SMALL POND. It will take the birds a long time to gain confidence back after being overhunted.
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Postby Take'em Now » Tue Oct 11, 2005 7:56 am

lars, that is a given (already know this) we are only going to hunt the pond maybe twice this year. Freind is think about making the pond larger over the summer, and planting food in the marsh area (make more ducks come to us) He already is ducking to DU, they are willing to help him (even with a small 3 acre pond)
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