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Postby IowaWaterfowler10 » Mon Dec 12, 2011 9:03 pm

Anybody got any plans for a homemade layout blind? Me and a buddy plan on making some or a portable blind for a school project and any plans would be great.
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Re: Layout

Postby Fowlmouth421 » Tue Dec 13, 2011 9:08 pm

I don't know how big you are but a buddy of mine made a layout with an icefishing sled and attached either PVC or conduit as doors and then covered it in camo material. It works to transport decoys and gear and is waterproof on the bottom.
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Re: Layout

Postby IowaWaterfowler10 » Wed Dec 14, 2011 4:53 pm

Only 5' 8" 138. We just decided to make a blind that is 8ft long 4 ft wide and 6 ft tall out of pvc with hinged doors and a hinged flap that we knock down when we r about to shoot. Plan on covering in camo netting and cutting 4 inch by 6 inch rectangles into the fabric as "windows" will try and post pictures once done
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Re: Layout

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Re: Layout

Postby IowaWaterfowler10 » Thu Dec 15, 2011 8:55 pm

Sweet rig! looks like that will be on the list of to dos during the off season!
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Re: Layout

Postby tenfingergrip » Fri Dec 16, 2011 4:30 pm

Iowa,

Here's an earlier post that I replied to with the same pics and with some of the materials listed.

viewtopic.php?f=12&t=169852&start=0#p1425872
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Re: Layout

Postby IowaWaterfowler10 » Sat Dec 17, 2011 3:51 pm

You have an answer to everything! I have taken multiple pieces of advice from you off of other peoples post! :bow: :bow:
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Re: Layout

Postby tenfingergrip » Sun Dec 18, 2011 8:49 am

I hope that was a compliment. If so, thanks! If I run out to the farm today, I'll take pictures of just the frame and its construction. I'll post them on Photobucket and drop a reply on this thread.
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Re: Layout

Postby IowaWaterfowler10 » Sun Dec 18, 2011 10:02 am

Thanks haha i just finished mine up but its a little rough around the edges and i figured if i dug in the blind and stubbled the edges i would be fine. The deminisons are 1 ft tall 5 ft 10 inches long and 1 ft 10 inches wide.

P.S. Very much so a compliment!
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Re: Layout

Postby tenfingergrip » Sun Dec 18, 2011 9:26 pm

Iowa,

I posted the additional pics I took of the frame today on Photobucket. You can take a look at them, if you like, on the above listed Photobucket album link. One thing that I changed after the original design was the aluminum bar that I substituted for the bamboo rod over my chest area. There wasn't enough room to clear the chest so I bent an aluminum bar to clear the chest area on the throwoff frame for more comfort.
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Re: Layout

Postby thomc » Mon Dec 19, 2011 10:34 am

All you really need is something to prop your back against. I made one out of an old lawn chair. I wear waders and lay on the ground. You could put down a waterproof tarp. A self inflating camp pad for comfort. Cover with a camo burlap and near by materials. It is a lower profile then the store bought ones.
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Re: Layout

Postby IowaWaterfowler10 » Mon Dec 19, 2011 4:54 pm

I did that for snow goose season and covered myself in some old tank netting my grandpa had. And as a side note what type of camo would you use if the field you plan on hunting has been plowed?
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Re: Layout

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Re: Layout

Postby thomc » Wed Dec 28, 2011 11:46 am

IowaWaterfowler10 wrote:I did that for snow goose season and covered myself in some old tank netting my grandpa had. And as a side note what type of camo would you use if the field you plan on hunting has been plowed?


Hello Iowa Waterfowler. I grew up in Ames. Hunted Little wall when it was a marsh, big wall, forneys slough, red rock etc.

As for camo in a plowed field you need a shovel LOL. Get some dark burlap to cover and throw some dirt on it.
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Re: Layout

Postby IowaWaterfowler10 » Wed Dec 28, 2011 11:54 am

No way! my grandpa talks about how he hunted forneys (Unless there is 2 the one very near Elm Lake where he currently lives today). He says it was some place for ducks and geese! Wouldn't happen to know him would you? (Jim Price is his name)
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Re: Layout

Postby thomc » Wed Dec 28, 2011 9:24 pm

IowaWaterfowler10 wrote:No way! my grandpa talks about how he hunted forneys (Unless there is 2 the one very near Elm Lake where he currently lives today). He says it was some place for ducks and geese! Wouldn't happen to know him would you? (Jim Price is his name)


No I dont know him. Lots of duck hunters in IA. Here in AZ we have quite a few hunters but not enough water to go around. All we do is jump ponds.
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