Blind building on a steep bank

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  1. Tuleman

    Tuleman Elite Refuge Member

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    KISS. Put the blind on top of the bank. The three/four feet you lose is nothing compared to the simplicity achieved. I've built a lot of blinds over the decades and any time you can keep one out of the water, you're ahead of the game.
     
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  2. ducksinwv

    ducksinwv Senior Refuge Member

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    Very helpful. I like the idea of using something to drive them in. Also good thought of keeping it off the bank some to avoid the wood rotting sooner. How exactly are you using the driving tool?
     
  3. ducksinwv

    ducksinwv Senior Refuge Member

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    Still haven't rule that out. It all depends on the difficulty of sinking the posts. I've never liked shooting down at ducks and geese and my decoys haha.
     
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    Tuleman Elite Refuge Member

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    Then shoot them when they're still ten feet off the water.....
     
  5. lax

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    Easiest way I have found to set posts is a 2" trash pump if you have a water source close. Make a coupler up with a length of 3/4 pipe as long as you need to get the depth desired, and jet the post into the ground. We use this technique to set structure posts in trout steams.
     
  6. ducksinwv

    ducksinwv Senior Refuge Member

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    Have thought about this also, I might have access to a pump. Just never done that before and felt like driving them in would be easier for a beginner
     
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    When setting posts in the water you just hold the post vertical and put the pipe along side the post while jetting and it will pretty much run itself down. On dry land it can be messy, but the same principle applies.
     
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    Shooting down on birds can be an advantage however to shoot more doubles and triples once you get used to the fact has after your 1st shot, the birds are rising up but yet not gaining any distance from you
     
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    bill cooksey Elite Refuge Member

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    Definitely the best way. If you have to drive them in, and I've done it plenty, nail a short piece of 2x4 to the top of the post. This help prevent the post splitting while hammering it in.
     
  10. ducksinwv

    ducksinwv Senior Refuge Member

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    Good to know, thank you sir.
     

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