Building Another Pit

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  1. E MAN

    E MAN Refuge Member

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    look at Illinois forums. crab orchard page 5 for lids. upload_2016-1-22_23-11-2.png
     

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  2. joecitrano

    joecitrano Senior Refuge Member

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    After seeing that.... The pits I used too hunt suck! That's awesome!!!
     
  3. callinfowl

    callinfowl Kalifornia Forum

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    Where is the brass pole ?
     
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  4. L.Berggren

    L.Berggren Senior Refuge Member

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    When we built our pit we discussed having a concrete top and decided against it. The ring deal looks good however when the geese get really wary we can touch up the exterior of the lids so there is no trace of a pit. Picture below shows son Kevin inspecting everyone's lid before he hops in. Even the ducks at time require special care on the lids. Lynn
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  5. dw1

    dw1 Refuge Member

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    Miss my Platte River valley.
     
  6. Capt. Jack

    Capt. Jack Elite Refuge Member

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    I helped design the swing lids in the picture. They work great. Can be made to fit a wood top, as well. They are offset to avoid hitting one another when opening. They create a very safe opening when getting up to shoot because a right handed shooter must use his trigger hand to swing open the lid. Most of the time, birds don't know you're there until you shoot. They ride about 4" above the pit top. Cap
     
  7. Capt. Jack

    Capt. Jack Elite Refuge Member

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    Clubhouse!!!!
     
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    callinfowl Kalifornia Forum

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  9. L.Berggren

    L.Berggren Senior Refuge Member

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    Pit Lids: Here ya go Murph, more pictures from the weekend. You bring up a good point about how you can see out however you gonna have to wait til next weekend for more photos. Lynn
    Lid laid flat, notice the wood screw hold the canvas in place
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    Lid cover folded over to the screw for entry into pit and or 1/2 the lid for 1 shooter
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    Lid folded over. The screw holds it in place
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    Ice behind the pit. Birds want to land in the big opening
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  10. Jon C

    Jon C Elite Refuge Member

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    where did you get the canvas at? How long have the covers lasted?
     

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