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Building First Duck Blind...

Old 02-04-2004, 01:04 PM
Fork Horn
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Location: Southern MD USA
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Default Building First Duck Blind...

OK, I am getting ready to submit all the paperwork and all for my Blind site... and we were talking at lunch about building a blind... and some people seem to think I am going to have to some trouble getting my Poles into the ground far enough to make my blind sturdy without some kinda special tools... I was just going to use 4x4x10's and drive them about 5 - 6ft into the mud with a sludge hammer... Anyway I am looking for any tips on building a water blind... I know I need to take into consideration the tide levels... Also any tips on picking the right spot... I have almost 2 miles of river/creek shoreline to choose from but I am totally new to this and have only been duck hunting 1 time... But I have a Lab puppy, and permission for a blind so I am going to be into BIG time next year. I want to be well prepared... Any Advise is well appreciated...

Thanks in Advance...
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Old 02-05-2004, 01:23 AM
Join Date: Jan 2004
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Default RE: Building First Duck Blind...

Floating blinds are great because they go with the flow as far as water level is concerned and they can be floated around until you hunt this place for a while and figure out where you want to locate the blind permanently. Be sure to anchor the blind well if there is a risk of current.

This is actually a perfect time of the year to start your blind because you'll have time to establish native plant growth into your blind. It will have all spring and summer to blend in perfectly.

You might want to think about doing something to enhance the waterfowl habit in your new found place.

As far as the poles in the mud; you'll be fine if you decide to go that route. We use to have stilt blinds on our bay for years, but the hippys saw to it that they be removed. Those dang environmentalists gotta take everything. Anyway when you build your blind you'll establish shear in every direction which will make your blind plenty sturdy.

I'm pretty jealous. It must be nice to have your own hunting club.

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