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Flatbottom Boy

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Pulling a 24 hour shift here and decided to do some research on tips to building a more portable blind material. I grew up hunting an area in Nebraska where we had permanent blinds and we never really strayed to far from them. As I got older I found the sport of duck hunting is much more fun "freelancing" on creeks, streams, and lakes. Not that I have much of a choice moving every few years. I found this video and I'm thinking about giving it a try, on a slightly smaller scale. I think it would be better than some of the blinds I've been constructing on site....well in some cases. What are some of the ideas and tips/tricks you all are using?

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Movement more than anything is what gives you away. I have shot ducks sitting on a rock covered in pelican crap simply wearing white pants and white shirt. Also killed many sitting in my tracker with the only cover being buck brush I ran in to. Guys who hunt lay-out on the great lakes hunt from uncovered boats and guys on the East coast hunt from Big boats with just raised blinds and they sure don't look like they belong. Movement is the killer.

That's a neat Idea he had for certain but seems like just another thing to pack in if you are a walk in hunter, it would be a neat idea for a boat blind though hmmm.

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Good point on the movement part. I don't cover up much in the mornings either, it's that 930am part that always gets me. I'm ready for coffee and start fumbling around for my little portable stove....that's when I start hearing the little buggers start dive bombing my spread. I also run a 5 duck pull string that requires some movement. I fixed that problem somewhat by adding a 15 foot retractable dog leash to the other end. I pull it all the way out then slowly let it retract through my fingers. This has been a tremendous fix to alot of movement before.

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Sounds like you need a lay-out blind combined with a portable blind for the morning cooking. Portable is simple take 5 steaks and cut them down to 64'' then get 3 12' x54'' burlap tarps and 3 leaf netting tarps same size as the burlap its fast and light and works very well. I use it a lot and its good for hiding and keeping wind off. when done cooking go get back in the lay-out.

With the big freeze coming the creeks and big water will be the ticket by next Sat or Sunday. Looking to be Greenhead city.

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Great idea. We are planning a crappie/duck hunt up on Lake O friday through monday. I know it's not the best lake for shooting ducks, but we like to get some fishing done this time of year too. I don't have many options here in the middle of the state. Hoping the creeks fire up here soon before the season ends at the end of the month. I've never tried the south zone, it might be a good year to do some driving around and check it out though.

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