brushing laydown blind

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brushing laydown blind

Postby dukkiller2012 » Tue Aug 10, 2010 10:29 pm

every year we have this little farm pond between two fields that we hunt. this year the fields have beans in one and alfalfa in the other. ive got birds to came into the alfalfa field before but wasnt set up right and couldn't get the shot. this year a have a Avery Groundforce and i wondered wat the best cover for a laydown blind would in that field. its kind of a green, clovery stuff just incase anyone hasn't seen it. after it's picked it aint to bushy so i wasn't sure how to hide down in it.

advice appreciated, thanks
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Re: brushing laydown blind

Postby Oklahoma Greenhead » Wed Aug 11, 2010 12:54 am

match the hatch sir. after alfalfa is cut there shoud still be some loose stuff laying on the ground. just grab a bunch of it and stuff it into those loops that are all over your blind. make sure you mud your blind up good before you use it.
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Re: brushing laydown blind

Postby 2500hdon37s » Wed Aug 11, 2010 5:04 pm

Oklahoma Greenhead wrote:match the hatch sir. after alfalfa is cut there shoud still be some loose stuff laying on the ground. just grab a bunch of it and stuff it into those loops that are all over your blind. make sure you mud your blind up good before you use it.

i wouldnt mud it, light dust of tan/ marsh grass colored spray paint, cleaner, faster, and lasts longer
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Re: brushing laydown blind

Postby mnobles23 » Thu Aug 12, 2010 4:27 pm

OK Greenhead is right. Match whatever is around you. Pick up loose grass, alfalfa, etc and cover the blind up! Put it around the base of the blind too and spread it out a little around you to break up the outline of the blind.

As far as mudding: Some guys use mud, others use spray paint. Here in OK we have a lot of red dirt and other colored soils. I'm pretty partial to mudding with whatever color dirt you'll be hunting in. Takes a little more time, but it sure is worth it when you don't have much to hide in.

Call me crazy, but I think brushing the blinds up is part of what makes field hunting so much fun. :biggrin:
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Re: brushing laydown blind

Postby guidepauli » Thu Aug 12, 2010 6:49 pm

brush it up with the vegetation that is available at the site. If you have the farmers permission, you can also dig the blinds in the ground a little bit if the field is cut really short, and still stuff it full.
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Re: brushing laydown blind

Postby lukea.becker » Tue Aug 17, 2010 12:51 pm

bring a big leaf rake and try raking up as much loose stuff as you can. once you have the top of your blind covered really well pile the loose stuff arounds the sides and back of the blind to blind it into the ground so it doesnt look like a box sticking out of the field. do that and have a good mudding on the blind and you should be good.
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Re: brushing laydown blind

Postby Trav28 » Thu Aug 19, 2010 9:43 am

On any alfalfa field there should be plenty of plants that the swather won't get. They should be a 1 1/2 to 2 ft tall, plenty to stubble. As for mudding your blind. Throw it outside in a spot that gets about half a day of sun, after a couple weeks, the sheen will have been dulled down...if you happen to catch a rain storm or two, even better. Just flip it over into the mud. :thumbsup:
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