Flooded field hunting- layout blinds

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Flooded field hunting- layout blinds

Postby redsled600 » Tue Aug 07, 2012 4:39 pm

Hey guys I have 60 acres of corn and grasses with a large creek running through that I hunt at my house. Heavy rains flood the fields and it's the spot to be locally to kill mallards and honkers. But my ground blind is in the tall grass along the creek in a really good spot, however over time the geese r gettin smart to this spot and landing out further in the shallow water.
So my question is, has anyone heard anything about the Avery Neo-tub for a layout blind? Or that new layout blind with the 10" of waterproof on the bottom? Any other suggestions? Thanks guys
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Re: Flooded field hunting- layout blinds

Postby KillerKowalski » Tue Aug 07, 2012 5:20 pm

One of my layouts has 10" bath tub. I never really placed it in water, but did flood a field last year from a creek and sat in about an inch of water. Never an issue. I always thought of taking out the frame and spraying the bottom and inside with Flex Seal or similar product.
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Re: Flooded field hunting- layout blinds

Postby Weston81 » Fri Aug 10, 2012 8:48 am

Put your layout blinds on pallets.
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Re: Flooded field hunting- layout blinds

Postby Indiancreekducks87 » Fri Aug 10, 2012 11:28 am

The cabelas ultimate blind with the 10" bottom works great... I hunted in bout 8" of water last year with mine and it held up... My bro in law has a standard layout and he just wears his waders in his and deals with the water which works as well
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Re: Flooded field hunting- layout blinds

Postby 2500hdon37s » Sat Aug 11, 2012 4:25 pm

get the Cabela's ultimate blind and hunt happy!
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Re: Flooded field hunting- layout blinds

Postby dakotashooter2 » Sun Aug 12, 2012 8:37 pm

What would really be nice is if someone came out with a sled that most of the blinds would fit into....
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Re: Flooded field hunting- layout blinds

Postby redsled600 » Tue Aug 14, 2012 4:07 pm

Ya a sled would be nice!
But since the fields flooded im already in my waders, I guess hardest part is deciding if I want to spend $300+ on the new cabelas blind...
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Re: Flooded field hunting- layout blinds

Postby CutEm214 » Tue Aug 14, 2012 4:18 pm

Weston81 wrote:Put your layout blinds on pallets.


This X1MILLION. a couple pallets will do what you need...if its deeper than that, add more pallets. :thumbsup:
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Re: Flooded field hunting- layout blinds

Postby redsled600 » Tue Aug 14, 2012 4:54 pm

CutEm214 wrote:
Weston81 wrote:Put your layout blinds on pallets.


This X1MILLION. a couple pallets will do what you need...if its deeper than that, add more pallets. :thumbsup:

I would agree but it's about a mile walk to the spot we hunt and we have to walk it when it's flooded.... Plus 4dzn fullbody geese and 2dzn mallards..... Pallets wouldnt be fun haha
Unless I dropped em off out there before the fields flooded.
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Re: Flooded field hunting- layout blinds

Postby CutEm214 » Tue Aug 14, 2012 4:58 pm

redsled600 wrote:
CutEm214 wrote:
Weston81 wrote:Put your layout blinds on pallets.


This X1MILLION. a couple pallets will do what you need...if its deeper than that, add more pallets. :thumbsup:

I would agree but it's about a mile walk to the spot we hunt and we have to walk it when it's flooded.... Plus 4dzn fullbody geese and 2dzn mallards..... Pallets wouldnt be fun haha
Unless I dropped em off out there before the fields flooded.


Bingo! Bring several out there and stack em up so you can use them when you're ready.
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Re: Flooded field hunting- layout blinds

Postby Weston81 » Wed Aug 15, 2012 10:37 am

First year we didn't have pallets and just drove out prior to flooding and put cinder blocks out and tied some plywood on top.Then the field flooded and we realized we wanted to move our blinds. Carrying cinder blocks in waders is a tricky and exhausting task.
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Re: Flooded field hunting- layout blinds

Postby renegadeduck » Thu Aug 16, 2012 8:52 am

becareful using wooden pallets. after the weathre gets to them eventually nails begin to show up. leading to holes in waders or feet. should be alright for a season or 2 but just a heads up
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Re: Flooded field hunting- layout blinds

Postby Weston81 » Thu Aug 16, 2012 10:03 am

Pepsi makes plastic pallets that are about a foot longer than your regular pallet. If you can find some use them.
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Re: Flooded field hunting- layout blinds

Postby redsled600 » Thu Aug 16, 2012 11:51 pm

Ya I would think you'd need 2 pallets per layout blind? But deffinently a cheaper and useful way to stay dry
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Re: Flooded field hunting- layout blinds

Postby Rick Hall » Fri Aug 17, 2012 5:19 am

Just don't be the peckerwood that leaves waterlogged pallets out there for someone else to deal with.
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Re: Flooded field hunting- layout blinds

Postby redsled600 » Sat Aug 18, 2012 2:50 am

Haha no I don't wanna be that guy, its my neighbors property too
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Re: Flooded field hunting- layout blinds

Postby Weston81 » Sun Aug 19, 2012 3:40 pm

If you can get your hands on the plastic ones then you may only need one per person. The bottom of your layout may hang over but if will work. If you can't get your hands on some of those I'd go the cinder block with plywood laying on top method. Just be sure to drill some holes in the plywood to secure the wood to the blocks and also put a sealant down on the plywood. We've used the same sheets of wood on some of our layout blinds for two years and they are still usable this year.
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Re: Flooded field hunting- layout blinds

Postby Tipsntails7 » Wed Oct 03, 2012 11:51 am

You should look into a marsh rat, a bit more spendy but more portable,. If its flooded you can use It to carry your deeks in as well. My buddy has one and loves it more then anything. I'm a bigger guy, (6'2" 250) and its a bit of a pain to get in and out of constantly if we don't have a dog., but in flooded corn that things disappears.
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Re: Flooded field hunting- layout blinds

Postby Weston81 » Wed Oct 03, 2012 11:56 am

I've seen these things, they look pretty darn cool and do blend in VERY well.
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Re: Flooded field hunting- layout blinds

Postby brownh14 » Fri Oct 19, 2012 9:04 am

might be a little late for a reply but the past two years when the ducks become weary of my blind towards the end of the season i use a drake waterfowl stake-out-blind to hide in the flooded corn. It floats very well and is pretty stable and very comfortable....little pricy though.
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Re: Flooded field hunting- layout blinds

Postby LanceM » Sun Nov 18, 2012 3:41 pm

If you have a camping cot, throw your layout blind on top. It's already the right size and shape. Or just lay on the cot and throw a piece of burlap over you with some corn stalks. Just don't fall asleep.
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Re: Flooded field hunting- layout blinds

Postby njonesy_07 » Mon Nov 19, 2012 3:16 am

I have and use the Neotub for my Avery Finishers. I have to say its a good investment and makes it really convenient to hunt those hard to reach areas where the ducks are. :thumbsup:
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Re: Flooded field hunting- layout blinds

Postby dakotashooter2 » Mon Nov 19, 2012 9:06 am

Seems to me if you used a neotub in more than a couple inches of water it would make the blind float and a bit tricky to get in and out of.........
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Re: Flooded field hunting- layout blinds

Postby njonesy_07 » Mon Nov 19, 2012 12:55 pm

dakotashooter2 wrote:Seems to me if you used a neotub in more than a couple inches of water it would make the blind float and a bit tricky to get in and out of.........


Oh, trust me it does! This particular hunt it was like laying in on a waterbed. Very weird and awkward to get in and out, but thats where the birds were and needless to say I was not about to give up.

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Re: Flooded field hunting- layout blinds

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