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Discussion in 'Boats, Blinds, & Gadgets Forum' started by goosegunner1217, Sep 20, 2020.

  1. freefall

    freefall Elite Refuge Member

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    you could also tarp it when you tow to protect the grass.
     
  2. goosegunner1217

    goosegunner1217 Refuge Member

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    I made some progress today.

    Much go the grass is actually between the poultry fence and the tarp.

    I zip tied the grass near tops.

    I am also and adding Bungee cords to hold and freshen up stubble.


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  3. goosegunner1217

    goosegunner1217 Refuge Member

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    lower skirt in up position on bike hooks

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  4. Birdcrazy

    Birdcrazy Elite Refuge Member

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    Coming along great!

    Starting to look like a hemp pile..:l
     
  5. Neighbor Guy

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    I would hunt out of that for sure.

    Nice work!!!

    Just make sure to post the now smoking sign so that hay stays in scorched.

    Can’t wait to see pictures of it in the field.
     
  6. goosegunner1217

    goosegunner1217 Refuge Member

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    I did a test tow run last night at 60mph. Lost some loose stuff the first half mile but stayed put after that! I also have 6' bungees that I will be adding for travel the help. I have a big pile of extra canary grass that will be kept in blind to freshen up. I could actually fill the blind with the pile I have in my shed but we will just take some as needed.

    Also did a test pull with the Ranger, No problem. I should have moved the axle forward a little because to is really tongue heavy. Didn't have any steering problems with Ranger though.
     
  7. goosegunner1217

    goosegunner1217 Refuge Member

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    Here you go I did a test pull and field blend tonight behind my house.

    We are excited to use it! We have had great success landing geese with with home made panel blinds that are not nearly as covered as this blind. Middle of the fields, it does not seem to matter. In 25 minutes I dropped the blind, set it up and stuck in 6 dozen decoys. Decoys around blind, does not seem to matter. Hide on edges, nope, not needed. Now will it change as more people start using A frames, Maybe.

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  8. Birdcrazy

    Birdcrazy Elite Refuge Member

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    Post up how it works out in the middle of a field. I've set up one time in the middle with 2 A frames and didn't turn out to well.
    Guess we'll try it again. Picked up three more corn fields for this season so we shall see.
     
  9. Aunt Betty

    Aunt Betty Elite Refuge Member

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    If it were mine I think I would try and get some big round bales of cornstalks. One on each end.
    The geese are kind of used to seeing those.

    Excited for you. You will share the carnage with us right?
     
  10. goosegunner1217

    goosegunner1217 Refuge Member

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    We have been using portable panel blinds since last year. Using them in the middle of chopped fields we have had no issues landing geese.

    My hunting partners were skeptical until the first hunt. Now, nobody wants to use layouts again. I even made extra portable panels with furring strips and burlap that we add on each end if we have more people going. Still land geese in the decoys.

    That is how the trailer blind idea was born. I wanted a faster setup, more comfort, tops, and a way to haul everything needed in the blind.
     

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