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DkKiller&Max

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Crazy. My place started Monday. Now just need some water.
 

mak2782

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Early across the board, lots of time to get the bailing done.

Now is a good time to ask your farmers for rice straw. Or you can get in there before they bail it and use rakes, pitchforks and gather a bunch. Keeps the mud around the tanks way down and everything stays in better shape.
 

thekillerofmallard

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No word on bailing we've only bailed once in 12yrs. I just buy Bails there cheap and I'm to dam old to be raking. Haha
 

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Four seats hidden under that straw, made for a good shoot last year.
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EL GURU

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No word on bailing we've only bailed once in 12yrs. I just buy Bails there cheap and I'm to dam old to be raking. Haha

Why buy any bales when you have a endless supply right in your field? To me loading, unloading and transporting into the field would be more effort then gathering it up the straw that’s around the blind.
 

thekillerofmallard

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Why buy any bales when you have a endless supply right in your field? To me loading, unloading and transporting into the field would be more effort then gathering it up the straw that’s around the blind.

Nope it's super easy go to supplier he loads. And it's just up the hwy from the blind. Drive out to blind dump off. It's my 23rd year in the rice I almost know what I'm doing. A few more yrs I'll have forgotten more then I remember. Haha
Actually there's not that much straw around our blind after it's chopped.
 

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To much cover I hate not seeing, you have to makes holes right???
No landing area yuk that rice mud sucks. Hard on the dog to on lights out days.
Our checks were chopped last year, so I flipped the Gibsons to lay flat with the terrain. They were almost invisible.
Used prop rods to hold them up ~6" which worked good.
Cut the swivel seats down about 6" so your sight plane peeked right thru the slot. Birds never saw it coming.
Vision can be an issue, so each guy adjusts their cover accordingly.
 

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