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#6703500 - 03/12/17 05:26 PM Pit ground blinds.
Curtis Offline
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Registered: 02/26/05
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Loc: Gonzales, Texas
Anyone ever make one and have any success with it?
I have seen a few from outfitters in Africa, but anyone ever try it for hunting in Texas?
I would be interested in seeing some pictures. If you don't mind sharing but don't want to post, shoot me a pm and I will send you an email to send them t, if you don't mind.

I think I'm interested in trying to make one on our place and try it out.
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#6709305 - 03/19/17 01:19 PM Re: Pit ground blinds. [Re: Curtis]
gollygee Offline


Registered: 07/05/09
Posts: 438
Loc: Gilmer, TX
I used them when I lived in Arkansas with great success. I made mine oval with "benches" to sit on and the dirt forming a parapet around the edges to make water run around the outside. Deadly in the right scenario.

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#6711159 - 03/21/17 12:52 PM Re: Pit ground blinds. [Re: Curtis]
jimbob Offline
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Registered: 02/08/08
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Loc: Carrollton
Saw one on the adjacent property to my lease, Was a great rattlesnake den

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#6711174 - 03/21/17 01:12 PM Re: Pit ground blinds. [Re: Curtis]
maximum Offline
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Registered: 09/30/09
Posts: 1647
at one time there was a thread here about a really nice
one someone had built with cattle panels and concrete.
i'd like to see it again myself, but i don't know if it's
still here.

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#6712511 - 03/22/17 09:29 PM Re: Pit ground blinds. [Re: jimbob]
dogcatcher Offline
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Registered: 07/17/06
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Loc: Abilene or on the road...
Originally Posted By: jimbob
Saw one on the adjacent property to my lease, Was a great rattlesnake den


That would be my luck.
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#6716621 - 03/27/17 03:46 PM Re: Pit ground blinds. [Re: Curtis]
Always ready 2 hunt Offline
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Registered: 07/31/15
Posts: 691
hard to move (lol) and watch out for snakes and other critters which would be harder to get out. I did bowhunt on a place a few years back from one and it was awesome to see deer from that perspective. Good luck.

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#6716633 - 03/27/17 03:53 PM Re: Pit ground blinds. [Re: Curtis]
MacDaddy21 Offline
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Registered: 08/19/11
Posts: 1921
Loc: CO
Here is the thread about the pit blind that maximum mentioned, I also remembered seeing it and was able to find it.

http://texashuntingforum.com/forum/ubbthreads.php/topics/4427819/1

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#6716702 - 03/27/17 04:50 PM Re: Pit ground blinds. [Re: Curtis]
YellowDog Offline
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Registered: 09/27/12
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Loc: No Place to Hunt/Fish
The ground is very hard to dig in some places. West Texas would be out of the question
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#6720816 - 03/31/17 10:25 AM Re: Pit ground blinds. [Re: Curtis]
Txhuntr2 Offline
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Registered: 02/19/12
Posts: 392
Loc: Houston and Val Verde
I bet it would be a super cool way to hunt. However, Rattlesnake infestation concerns alone would deter me from trying. That and the amount of work and permanency.

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#6720889 - 03/31/17 11:13 AM Re: Pit ground blinds. [Re: Curtis]
DeadRooster Offline
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Registered: 04/09/14
Posts: 138
Loc: Spicewood, TX
I'd need a backhoe and a jackhammer to dig a hole suitable for hunting. But the fear of a cow falling in there with me would probably keep me up in the air.

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#6721837 - 04/01/17 11:44 AM Re: Pit ground blinds. [Re: YellowDog]
dogcatcher Offline
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Registered: 07/17/06
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Loc: Abilene or on the road...
Originally Posted By: YellowDog
The ground is very hard to dig in some places. West Texas would be out of the question


Our caliche hill would take construction equipment to dig a hole.
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#6722266 - 04/01/17 08:30 PM Re: Pit ground blinds. [Re: dogcatcher]
SnakeWrangler Offline
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Registered: 01/22/11
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Loc: Fairfield, TX
Originally Posted By: dogcatcher
Originally Posted By: YellowDog
The ground is very hard to dig in some places. West Texas would be out of the question


Our caliche hill would take construction equipment to dig a hole.

Or a little dynamite...... cheers
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