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pit blind top

Postby getem » Fri Jan 27, 2012 7:25 pm

Have been hunting in a field pit for several yrs with a rolling lid. Hate the thing ! although with all the rain this season it has kept the pit dry. Wondering what some of you field hunters use for pit cover, and if it's not a solid top how do you manage the rain filling your pit ? Hate the thought of bailing it out after it has rained all night. Ready to scrap the lid and cut the rails off the pit with a torch.
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Re: pit blind top

Postby mpollinger » Sat Jan 28, 2012 5:08 pm

Hello,
We have tried a few different things. Started with pressure treated plywood with grass stapled to it. It was nice put alittle heavy. Next, we tried pressure treated lattice with a lightweight frame built around it with hinges on it and grass attached to it. Worked pretty good but the following year we added a heavy burlap on the inside and it kept most of the heat in and the moisture out. All in all that was pretty light and worked pretty good. Put a hook and latch in the middle of the door that will fold down but leave about 2 inches below the roof to look out. We have one end that is just a panel so the person calling can move it around while calling. We have tried the doors folding out and doors folding in and general discussion is to fold in. That way, if you are careful, the birds will not see the doors dropping but they would see the doors swinging out. Hope this helps.

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Re: pit blind top

Postby dakotashooter2 » Thu Feb 02, 2012 10:13 am

Couldn't you leave the sliding cover on for protection when you are not there but leave the cover open and have some of that heavy fiber matting under it for when you are hunting?
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Re: pit blind top

Postby getem » Thu Feb 02, 2012 12:25 pm

dakota, you're thinking the same thing I've been thinking. A little worried that the solid top slid back is just something else that might not look "right" to them. guess we'll try that tho and see how it works. have to camo everything really well, and then camo it some more ! Thx.
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Re: pit blind top

Postby ByersFarm » Thu Feb 02, 2012 7:35 pm

As much of a pain as a roll top may be they are simply the best there is for hiding you and hunters that don't want to hide.
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Re: pit blind top

Postby CHEEKPATCH » Thu Feb 16, 2012 11:33 am

Make the top out of 3/4 inch PVC. 1 for each hunter and you can make them any size you wish. Cover them with the rolled plastic fencing and camo with whatever you want with ZIP ties. Drill a hole in each side of the bottom and run a 1/4 inch rod through the bottom with about 12 to 18 inches out each side to be pushed in the ground for the pivot point. Then get some surgical tubing and attach to the top and the other to another stake. Once you stretch it out and stake it in the ground, the lid will flip out of the way when you come up to shoot. Been using this for years and the birds don't notice the tubing.
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Re: pit blind top

Postby duckbones » Sun Aug 04, 2013 9:48 pm

The best setup for a pit is to have an open top with recessed seating facing each direction. Bilge pump removes any rainwater. False floor allows dry feet. Roll tops are a pain.
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