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Natural Brush for Blinds?

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  1. FlyFitz

    FlyFitz Senior Refuge Member

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    Long story, but for the last month or so it looked like our pond, which is our primary hunting spot, was going to be dry and un-huntable this season. Well, there is just enough water for a good number of geese to use it every day and we are building some portable a-frame blinds tomorrow to move closer to the "shoreline". Problem is that since we thought it was a bust, we don't have any natural brush for blind material. FYI, can't use our layouts, as it is bald as can been around the pond and the 6 of us would stick out like sore thumbs, even if we brush them really well.

    Does anyone know where you can buy bundles of grass to brush our a-frames? We don't have anything useful on the farm (except phrag...). Second alternative is a BUNCH of fastgrass. Will work, but expensive.

    I seem to remember a place you could buy a truckload for $75???

    Thanks,

    Fitz
     
  2. Rick_Walls

    Rick_Walls Senior Refuge Member

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    From the tidewater trader:

    "TALL GRASS to cover duck and goose blinds. $25/pickup load. Call 410-639-7494 or 410-708-8176."
     
  3. 4shore

    4shore Elite Refuge Member

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    look around where you live for people that have ornamental grass in their yard. very popular right now. It should be trimmed back every year and i am sure it is brown by now. They would give it away if you would be kind enough to cut it for them. BE ADVISED!!! THAT STUFF IS FLAMMABLE!! BEWARE SMOKERS!!
     
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    muddyduck Elite Refuge Member

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  5. FlyFitz

    FlyFitz Senior Refuge Member

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    I called the number from the tidewater trader suggested above and he says he has plenty of switchgrass left.

    Fitz
     
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    Backpeddler Elite Refuge Member

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    I have no idea what your talking about! I swear.:confused:
     
  7. Fish Duck

    Fish Duck Senior Refuge Member

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    Why not use the phrag? That's what most use, cut it with a chainsaw 10 min. you can have all you want.
     
  8. Rick_Walls

    Rick_Walls Senior Refuge Member

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    :eek::eek::eek::eek::z
     
  9. cancan

    cancan Elite Refuge Member

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    Ive got a mess of switch grass....35 minutes from annapolis. But if you want it for 25 a truck load might want to check out the other suggestion.
     
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    cancan Elite Refuge Member

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    Becuase spreading phrag seed around isnt a very wise thing to do.
     

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