Refuge concealment

Discussion in 'California Flyway Forum' started by DBukiah, Dec 11, 2017.

  1. DBukiah

    DBukiah Senior Refuge Member

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    Any good ideas for creating cover for refuge tanks? Mostly ones like Sac. and Delevan. I've used many different types but I'm looking at making something more like a flip blind cover. I've seen some guys with setups that look good just never had the time to ask how they made them. Any ideas and or Pics would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. freefall

    freefall Elite Refuge Member

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    A few dozen Full body decoys around the holes help.
     
  3. lonely goose

    lonely goose Senior Refuge Member

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    Please use vegetation that natuarally occurs there. As an employee working in habitat management side, take it from me when someone drags in non native vegetation its the worst thing you can do.
     
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  4. DBukiah

    DBukiah Senior Refuge Member

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    I was thinking like Pampas grass?
     
  5. freefall

    freefall Elite Refuge Member

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    I'll drag all the smartweed I can on to a refuge in hopes it'll overtake the "native" caulkleburs....
     
  6. DBukiah

    DBukiah Senior Refuge Member

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    Cockleburr is native but is a pain. I use raffia grass mats and paint them for better color. More looking at a frame setup
     
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  7. hunt'ngreen

    hunt'ngreen Elite Refuge Member

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    You can make some frames out of 1/2" or 3/4" sch. 40 pvc., 90' elbows, cover with some wire, be sure no sharp corners to snag on, cover with camo or 1/2" emt. would be stronger. Gives something to support the round stem, or other native cover in area.
     
  8. DBukiah

    DBukiah Senior Refuge Member

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    That's what I was thinking do you stake them down? the blinds are all compacted on top. I do not want to add weight. Maybe two rebar stakes?
     
  9. Dexter

    Dexter Senior Refuge Member

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    Habitat management:doh. God forbid anything grow in your moonscape nuked management ponds.
     
  10. MattGrima

    MattGrima Senior Refuge Member

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    Foamy Oak


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