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  1. bill cooksey

    bill cooksey Elite Refuge Member

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    Once hunted a few hundred yards from a pit a deer died in over the summer. It wasn't salvageable and was eventually just filled in with dirt. We were upwind and could smell it.
     
  2. GUNNERX2

    GUNNERX2 Elite Refuge Member

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    And don’t park a truck that has road salt on it in a field of cows. :doh[/QUOTE]

    I've had the displeasure of doing that. No bueno
     
  3. Peakebrook

    Peakebrook Senior Refuge Member

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    horses are worse....they don't just lick.
     
  4. Drakes Landing

    Drakes Landing Senior Refuge Member

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    Putting a makeshift lid on a pit or blind is an invitation for critters unless it is 100% bolted down with no way for a critter to find its way in by digging or otherwise! They will make a damn den out of it if they can find a way in. Much prefer to just pump out each year and leave it open. We also poor a couple of gallons of bleach in a week two in advance of pumping. Helps rid the blinds and the water Hey n them of mold, crud, spiders and various other bugs.
     
  5. teul2

    teul2 Senior Refuge Member

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    first thing I noticed.
     
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  6. likesbigspreads

    likesbigspreads Elite Refuge Member

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    We use plywood lids as well. Use the rafter 2x6's to use as a guide and runner. When not in use, they are pretty watertight as long as you cut them custom for each hole.
     
  7. CA Birdman

    CA Birdman Elite Refuge Member

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    Yes one of the clubs I use to hunt was on dairy and put a pit in and cow fell into and died. Pit was abandoned and farmer not very happy from what I was told.
     
  8. salthunter

    salthunter Moderator Moderator

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    The pits that were near the GSL that I often hunted,.. a whole litter of skunks feel in,.. that was nasty
     
  9. speckinator

    speckinator Senior Refuge Member

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    Horizontal garage door style here. All fun and games til the wheels fall off. Which has happened several times. Have a gap of about 6 inches to see out of. Door will slide open either way so it’s a good idea on paper. Just make sure you take care of those wheels aka wd40 the snot out of them
     
  10. letmwurk

    letmwurk Elite Refuge Member

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    I’d be interested in seeing a picture of this if you have one.
     

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