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#6329545 - 06/09/16 05:37 PM Snakes in ground blind
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Registered: 05/30/16
Posts: 18
Loc: Texas
Does anyone ever end up with snakes in their blinds? What is the best way to keep them from getting in there. Been lucky not to ever have one in there but since I am hunting in Texas I don't want to crawl in my blind one morning and have a snake staring me in the face.
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#6329617 - 06/09/16 06:33 PM Re: Snakes in ground blind [Re: FLAhunter]
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Registered: 02/26/05
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Loc: Gonzales, Texas
I have had them crawl through the window and come in from under the ground flap into the blind before. I don't think you can keep them out if you have a dirt floor. My wood box blinds have no problems, just the pop ups.
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#6329673 - 06/09/16 07:03 PM Re: Snakes in ground blind [Re: FLAhunter]
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Registered: 06/06/16
Posts: 29
Loc: Katy, tx
just have to check before you enter. snakeaway and mothballs not only dont work, but will leave a heavy scent as well. even off the ground some will climb vertical to check for bird nests. be aware that they could be around and pay attention. dont reach into a blind without checking thoroughly

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#6329724 - 06/09/16 07:46 PM Re: Snakes in ground blind [Re: FLAhunter]
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Registered: 09/27/06
Posts: 20303
Loc: Texas
Had snakes in a couple blinds in the past, the sulphur pellets from Tractor Supply were applied around and in the blinds in August the following year and same time in the years since. Haven't seen a snake in the blinds since. Not sure if it really has worked or just haven't had snakes that interested in the blinds but it is not that expensive to try and for 3 years no snakes so think I will continue. Also doesn't seem to have affected deer traffic around the blinds. Still check them before entering just in case.
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#6329767 - 06/09/16 08:19 PM Re: Snakes in ground blind [Re: kmon1]
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Registered: 05/02/14
Posts: 272
Originally Posted By: kmon1
Had snakes in a couple blinds in the past, the sulphur pellets from Tractor Supply were applied around and in the blinds in August the following year and same time in the years since. Haven't seen a snake in the blinds since. Not sure if it really has worked or just haven't had snakes that interested in the blinds but it is not that expensive to try and for 3 years no snakes so think I will continue. Also doesn't seem to have affected deer traffic around the blinds. Still check them before entering just in case.


Would those sulphur pellets keep the mice away from your camper at the lease? I use mothballs under the trailer but only helps a little, but always see mouse crap in the trailer each time I go hunting for a weekend. Bounce sheets inside the camper also helps some when leaving for the week.

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#6329929 - 06/09/16 10:37 PM Re: Snakes in ground blind [Re: Big Stan]
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Registered: 08/12/11
Posts: 2295
Loc: Highland Village, Texas
Originally Posted By: Big Stan
Originally Posted By: kmon1
Had snakes in a couple blinds in the past, the sulphur pellets from Tractor Supply were applied around and in the blinds in August the following year and same time in the years since. Haven't seen a snake in the blinds since. Not sure if it really has worked or just haven't had snakes that interested in the blinds but it is not that expensive to try and for 3 years no snakes so think I will continue. Also doesn't seem to have affected deer traffic around the blinds. Still check them before entering just in case.


Would those sulphur pellets keep the mice away from your camper at the lease? I use mothballs under the trailer but only helps a little, but always see mouse crap in the trailer each time I go hunting for a weekend. Bounce sheets inside the camper also helps some when leaving for the week.


I can't seem to keep them out of mime.
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#6329943 - 06/09/16 10:50 PM Re: Snakes in ground blind [Re: FLAhunter]
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Loc: Murphy, TX Dickens county
Just carry a flashlight and check the inside before entering.
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#6329953 - 06/09/16 10:57 PM Re: Snakes in ground blind [Re: FLAhunter]
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Registered: 09/29/12
Posts: 2297
Loc: North Texas
Do like I did, don't fix the broken window from the storm and let a owl move in...no more snakes, or wasp for that matter. Now I have to chase an owl out of my blind and try to make it halfway huntable again. Lotta poop.

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#6329955 - 06/09/16 10:58 PM Re: Snakes in ground blind [Re: CRAnderson52]
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Registered: 09/27/06
Posts: 20303
Loc: Texas
Originally Posted By: CRAnderson52
Originally Posted By: Big Stan
Originally Posted By: kmon1
Had snakes in a couple blinds in the past, the sulphur pellets from Tractor Supply were applied around and in the blinds in August the following year and same time in the years since. Haven't seen a snake in the blinds since. Not sure if it really has worked or just haven't had snakes that interested in the blinds but it is not that expensive to try and for 3 years no snakes so think I will continue. Also doesn't seem to have affected deer traffic around the blinds. Still check them before entering just in case.


Would those sulphur pellets keep the mice away from your camper at the lease? I use mothballs under the trailer but only helps a little, but always see mouse crap in the trailer each time I go hunting for a weekend. Bounce sheets inside the camper also helps some when leaving for the week.


I can't seem to keep them out of mime.


Don't think they work on mice
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#6330270 - 06/10/16 10:30 AM Re: Snakes in ground blind [Re: FLAhunter]
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Registered: 09/22/11
Posts: 25956
Loc: Normangee/Navasota TX
get the blind off the ground.. rarely a problem then... if so its usually just a friendly chicken snake.. iv herd of one rattler crawling up a elevated blind but I think it was lost

I hunt mostly lock on stands now.. found out chicken snakes and timber rattlers like to wrap their self's around cedars to wait for squirrel and birds... thankfully the one I grabbed crawling up my tree one morning was a chicken snake
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#6330456 - 06/10/16 01:27 PM Re: Snakes in ground blind [Re: kmon1]
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Registered: 05/18/11
Posts: 4182
Loc: Forestburg, Montague Cnty, TX
Originally Posted By: kmon1
Had snakes in a couple blinds in the past, the sulphur pellets from Tractor Supply were applied around and in the blinds in August the following year and same time in the years since. Haven't seen a snake in the blinds since. Not sure if it really has worked or just haven't had snakes that interested in the blinds but it is not that expensive to try and for 3 years no snakes so think I will continue. Also doesn't seem to have affected deer traffic around the blinds. Still check them before entering just in case.


Had one snake come through my blind one year. No treatment. Never had another one sense.

Most of the commercial products seem rather bogus as do 'remedies' such as mothballs and sulphur. Snake-away is a lot of mothball and sulphur, LOL.

http://www.snake-removal.com/repellent.html

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#6330551 - 06/10/16 03:40 PM Re: Snakes in ground blind [Re: FLAhunter]
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Registered: 05/14/09
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Loc: Denton/Argyle
That video was pretty conclusive. Snake repellent is a crock of hooey.
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#6330860 - 06/10/16 09:05 PM Re: Snakes in ground blind [Re: FLAhunter]
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Registered: 03/10/09
Posts: 7097
Loc: Bridgeport, Tx
good snake repellant is a 12 ga.
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#6330877 - 06/10/16 09:18 PM Re: Snakes in ground blind [Re: FLAhunter]
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Registered: 09/10/10
Posts: 246
If hunting out of a pop up and a pop up that has flaps/skirt - bury the flaps/skirt. That's what I do with mine. I've never had a problem, but I have only seen three snakes on my property. One in a tank, one high tailing it away from me and one hidden under a log I was moving. I also always check the blind before going in just to be sure.

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#6331078 - 06/11/16 08:33 AM Re: Snakes in ground blind [Re: js4242]
ChrisB Online   content
Tracker

Registered: 12/20/06
Posts: 879
Loc: Prosper , TX
Since I have started putting carpet down and setting the pop up on top of it I haven't had any snakes. Sandy soil is bad about copperheads. Have had them a few times.

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