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  1. smashdn

    smashdn Elite Refuge Member

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    You can get canvas tarps pretty easily. Harbor freight probably has them. A tarp shop if you live near a major interstate can probably custom make what you want as well.
     
  2. Traxion

    Traxion Elite Refuge Member

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    I like those lids. Do you have any painted white canvas for the snow days? Or has it not mattered?
     
  3. L.Berggren

    L.Berggren Senior Refuge Member

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    We bought water proof canvas along with the fiberglass fence posts from the local farm store. We remove them at the end of the season. The 1st set lasted 10-12 years and I think it was more of a mouse problem being laid in a pile through the summer than the elements being on the pit. We now use the screws they are attached with and hang them up inside the pit. Hope this helps. Lynn
     
  4. L.Berggren

    L.Berggren Senior Refuge Member

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    We have tried pieces of white bed sheet but its a PIA. If you look at my pictures there are 2 bundles of grass laying on each lid. These seem to hold enough snow. We keep snow spray from xmas after sales in the pit but don't use a lot of it. Most snow hunts are less 2.5 hours. Lynn
     
  5. Waterdog Trainer

    Waterdog Trainer Senior Refuge Member

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    Here is what we use.
    1st. photo: Lid is 24"x32" with removable cut out.
    2nd. photo: Top of pit, 5 holes, 2 dog pits.
    3rd. photo: Cut out removed.
    4th. photo: Closed lid. Only thing visible is your hat and you can see 360*.

    Staple corn to top of lids and you're done. In snow we use white felt material that is cut the same shape as the lids. Staple it on a few places. The felt doesn't discolor like sheets. When you're running heaters you don't have a bare spot in the snow. If you lose the snow cover you just take it off.
     
  6. callinfowl

    callinfowl Kalifornia Forum

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    Damn Waterdog,
    That pit looks amazing.........the pic. with the 3 decoys at the end of the pit is unreal.
    That thing blends in perfectly........I'd love to hunt out of one of those big pits just once to see how the birds pile into them.:yes:bow:bow:bow:tu
     
  7. Waterdog Trainer

    Waterdog Trainer Senior Refuge Member

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    Thanks callin. This was the first season for this new pit. Not that we need it but this year we will be able to hand plant corn up to the pit which makes it blend in even more. Geese never know you're there.;)
     
  8. don835

    don835 Elite Refuge Member Supporting Member

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    :tuAll I can say is WOW! Thank You for all the Great Ideas guys! Murph.
     
  9. Jon C

    Jon C Elite Refuge Member

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    Now that's what I call concealed :tu
    Nice job waterdog trainer!
     
  10. CA Birdman

    CA Birdman Elite Refuge Member

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    I like the cutout of waterdogs top, but I like roll tops.
     

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