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Pop-Up blind protection #2505926 08/15/11 04:46 PM
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On my lease I have no trees tall enough to give cover even on a 10' tripod, much less a tree I can place a tree stand in. I plan on putting hog panels up and dressing it in with cover to protect my stand from the cows. Ill cut the panels in front of the windows for shooting lanes. Im looling for someone who has done something like this with pics. And did you put the panels over the top to protect it there as well?




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Re: Pop-Up blind protection [Re: sportsman] #2506181 08/15/11 06:17 PM
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Not quite following what you are describing doing???

I think you may be trying to make it too difficult.

I put a popup on a 4ft elevtaed platform last year on a pipeline with no cover on a place filled with cattle and never had an issue.

If this popup is going to be up for more than a day - put it ona platform - dont care how high - just get it off the ground to decrease possibility of snakes.

How about getting it at least 4ft off the ground - then put cattle panels around it (cattle panels are shorter than 4' so no need for cutting holes in it for windows etc.) - put the panels say 5' 6' ft away from the platform - Reason for the distance is this will give you tie oof points to keep the sides from blowing back in - I assume your popup blind has tie off point on the center of each side.

I just put mine on 8ft 4 x 4s - if you want to do this then no need for panels at all. I ended up mounting 2 x 4s underneath the bottom of the platform that extend outwards that serve as tieoff points - looks odd with these 6ft long 2 x 4s sticking out of each side of the blind but it works like a champ - can also tie some brush on them as well for extra cover.

Hope this made sense.

What do you think?


Re: Pop-Up blind protection [Re: Bonner] #2511173 08/17/11 07:46 AM
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I've got cows on my lease and they never bother my blinds. Mine sit right on the ground.


Re: Pop-Up blind protection [Re: Knightdiscshooter] #2511206 08/17/11 09:34 AM
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I just stack brush around mine, starting out about three feet.





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Re: Pop-Up blind protection [Re: gogburn] #2512986 08/17/11 10:03 PM
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I'd agree with above if you just made up a small platform to stick the blind on I'm sure you would be good from cows.

What you are talking about sounds like building a full on cattle panel cage around the blind similar to "hay bale blinds" which would work but way overkill for what you'd need.


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