Best yet imo is putting a flapper on the end of a long pole. We've been using the SS expandable version for a few years. Had juvies and adults center right up on those a lot more than rotaries. Also no batteries or equipment failures. Only recommendation on using any type pole is to get some type of Y stake to keep it a little off the ground around the blinds otherwise your guaranteed to step on it. That crunching noise gives you the same ohs___t feeling as when you hear fishing poles get it in when you close your truck tailgate.