Tree blinds

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  1. JuvieCoot

    JuvieCoot Elite Refuge Member

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    Seems the feds decided to pepper a certain NVR's blind locations with tree blinds instead of the gravel donut hole with sparse Tule surrounding said gravel...............my thoughts..........lots of man hours building these hotels that will provide better cover but only be dive bombed by large lipped varieties of ducks. Manpower would've been better spent planting trees instead of making forts out of dead ones.

    Thoughts?
     
  2. pumpgunner

    pumpgunner Elite Refuge Member

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    If they follow up with cutting plantings around them after the season, could be good in the future
     
  3. JuvieCoot

    JuvieCoot Elite Refuge Member

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    I don't think that is in their game plan, at least I didn't notice any cuttings being planted around the couple other forts that have been out there for a couple seasons.
     
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    Maineduckhunter Elite Refuge Member

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    Pull up a few cattails with tubers still attached, place near blind (into the ground/water), should have a nice patch growing with a few years.
     
  5. callinfowl

    callinfowl Kalifornia Forum

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    Sorry to say but not even pickleweed is going to grow when the soil looks like this ten months of the year.
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  6. 1911king

    1911king Senior Refuge Member

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    ^ Chernobyl blind?
     
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  7. callinfowl

    callinfowl Kalifornia Forum

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    Awesome rattlesnake habitat.
    Cut and stack a crap load of dry brush on an island, then flood everything around it.
    Who does this??? and why?:doh:doh:doh
     
  8. Stealth Man

    Stealth Man Senior Refuge Member

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    ^^ Also great habitat for skunks, rodents, spiders etc.
    Wonder if they're flammable ? Hate to see one go up in smoke :flame
     
  9. Sweatliner

    Sweatliner Elite Refuge Member

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    They thought out of the box and came up with a solution that works. One “ tree blind “ probably had the highest average on the refuge last year. The ones in FR were placed so they didn’t have to drop the quota and provide areas to hunt with most just open water. Quite a few volunteers ( from here ) help build some. If you have a better solution offer the expertise and volunteer the time to get it done.

    Ya I’d like Delevan and all Sac Complex refuges to have tight cover and trees but that’s not going to happen anytime soon.
     
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  10. fugewrk55

    fugewrk55 Elite Refuge Member

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    hey now......theres nothing wrong with any such tree blind, tree-house blind, or any said blind in and said tree now juvi.......lol
     

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