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Back board VS layouts

Discussion in 'Snow Goose Hunting Forum' started by Sasktrapper, Mar 4, 2018.

  1. Sasktrapper

    Sasktrapper New Member

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    Do you prefer backboards and laying in whites or blinds? Just getting into snows after last fall and have always used a blind for all waterfowl but backboard seem appealing due to not having to stubble blinds in the morning
     
  2. joecitrano

    joecitrano Senior Refuge Member

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    Unless I'm in a field with good cover , which is rare I use whites n a backboard
     
  3. Empty Skies

    Empty Skies Elite Refuge Member

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    Never use a blind always backboards, complete whiteout.
     
  4. PorkChop

    PorkChop Senior Refuge Member

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    backboards 100%
     
  5. i_willie12

    i_willie12 Elite Refuge Member

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    yup back boards Used them 1st time last year, and will never go back!!!! You can disappear in a spread... easy to hide.. and can move easily This weekend we needed to move 10 yards down wind... birds weren't making it too us Took 5 mins Would have taken 30 mins to move 6 layout blinds and re-camo them
     
  6. Drundel

    Drundel Elite Refuge Member

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    BirdJ Elite Refuge Member

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    How do they work if the weather changes on ya?? Would rather be covered up and out of the wind in those cold spring mornings or days, rain or snow. Wouldn't be to much fun laying out in those elements that's for sure!!!!
     
  8. marshmob

    marshmob Elite Refuge Member

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    Backboards and whites. Saves an hour on set up and easy to move if wind changes.
     
  9. CA Birdman

    CA Birdman Elite Refuge Member

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    Not spring conservation season, but in our regular season backboards unless we have a field that has some cover or nasty weather. White tops with camo for bottoms seems to work. The tanglefree backboard. too much white in my opinion. Plus it would be brown pretty quickly. Big time is backboards save time but not every brand is as comfortable.
     
  10. Juvie Juke Box

    Juvie Juke Box Senior Refuge Member Sponsor

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    For hunting snows, backboards 100%. Biggest reason is being able to sit up and shoot at birds that are most of the time not flaring. Layouts as soon as the doors open birds are flaring. Plus its far less time consuming and the hide is just as effective if not more effective. If it's going to be nasty out, add proper clothing.
     
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