Recent trends of HUGE blind bags

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  1. MDcanvasback

    MDcanvasback Elite Refuge Member

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    So I have been using the same blind bag for the passed 10 to 12 seasons, and it fits everything I need for a day in the blind plus some extra room but still roughly the size of a car battery.

    Anyway for the passed season or two, people have been showing up with absolutely massive blind bags, and for the life of me I cannot figure out what the heck they are packing in them that takes up the space of a small duffle bag.

    Have you guys seen this in your area? Its to the point if we invite certain folks we almost have to reduce the number of guys in the blind. I have asked them whats in the bag and they typically respond with "everything I need". Thank goodness I do not big game hunt with these guys, they would need a string of horses probably
     
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  2. huntaholic21

    huntaholic21 Senior Refuge Member

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    The bigger the bag, the more crap your going to carry.
     
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  3. blacktail

    blacktail Elite Refuge Member

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    I agree. It’s insane.
    My theory is since the duck hunting market is profitable in the SE part of the country, they need to make them bigger to carry a 6 pack of Mt Dew, 6 Little Debbies, and a bag of boiled peanuts.
     
  4. Billy Bob

    Billy Bob Elite Refuge Member

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    I've always used a small backpack. Perfect for hanging from the roots of a driftwood stump. Room for a couple drinks, my calls and a box of ammo with room left to cram a limit of ducks in for the walk out. Couple of my friends use blind bags that they always complain about carrying.
     
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  5. thatguy2

    thatguy2 Elite Refuge Member

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    Its a satchel, Indiana Jones had one...
     
  6. HaydenHunter

    HaydenHunter Elite Refuge Member

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    Walk in hunt...small over the shoulder bag. Boat hunt...my bigger blind bag.
     
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  7. mpkowal

    mpkowal Elite Refuge Member

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    We dont pack in much anymore,(leases,private land)and since we hunt ducks and geese in the same field we stay all day alot.I bring ammo for my 12 and 20 sometimes.Water here is a must,at least 3 bottles of drinking water,extra gloves remotes for the klone,calls,extra hat if its wet out,an extra headlamp,a small pair of shears for brush.Mine is not huge ,I would say average.
    When we do pack in sometimes my son and I share a backpack type bag.
     
  8. Duck_Hunter_TX

    Duck_Hunter_TX Elite Refuge Member Supporting Member

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    I usually have in my blind bag:

    Face mask
    Hat
    Two pairs of gloves
    Electronic ear muffs
    Call lanyard
    Box or two of ammo (usually one full box and one box with whatever was leftover from the previous hunt)
    Bag of jerky
    Water or Dr. Pepper
    Jerk rig
    Miscellaneous stuff (choke tool, headlamp, hand sanitizer, knife, etc)

    My bag is your typical rectangular style with a shoulder strap. It works fine, but I’m thinking of going to a backpack style so I can more easily carry it while I also carry a decoy bag, shotgun and hunting chair (really light and only has three legs).
     
  9. Duck Wrangler

    Duck Wrangler Senior Refuge Member

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    It's actually, Sun Drop, not Mt Dew!
     
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  10. coachcornbread

    coachcornbread Elite Refuge Member

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    My blind bag consist of:
    Calls
    Duck strap
    A bottle of water
    Some nabs
    Decoy gloves
    Headlamp
    Different chokes
    2 boxes of shells, when in all reality I only need maybe 1/5 of a box.


    If my kids are with me it’s X’s 3 on everything but the calls.
     

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