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Rattle Snake Country Ground Blinds #7249743
08/09/18 12:42 AM
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I need an idea for how to set up a pop up near the ground to bow hunt in rattle snake country......

Re: Rattle Snake Country Ground Blinds [Re: Raider07] #7249775
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The same out would anywhere else just check the blind before getting in.

If your that scared of snakes just build a 4 Ft platform and put the blind on it

Last edited by SapperTitan; 08/09/18 01:25 AM.

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I plowed mules.
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I did build a cabin. Aka the brokeback shack.

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Re: Rattle Snake Country Ground Blinds [Re: Raider07] #7249943
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Tie a mongoose to each corner

Re: Rattle Snake Country Ground Blinds [Re: Raider07] #7250072
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Raider, if you're in Texas, you're in rattlesnake country. Keep your eyes open and don't get too close to them. If you're seeing a lot of them in your hunting area, snake boots or chaps and a snake charmer may give you some peace of mind. Be mindful of where you step till you figure out where you are most likely to see them and why. That's about it.


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Re: Rattle Snake Country Ground Blinds [Re: Raider07] #7250683
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What about a hemp rope around the outside. Is this an old wise tale?

Re: Rattle Snake Country Ground Blinds [Re: Raider07] #7254372
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You could be lucky and be in one of the areas where they reintroduced Eastern Diamond backs...........the ones that its against the law to kill!!!!


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Re: Rattle Snake Country Ground Blinds [Re: Dalee7892] #7254376
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Originally Posted By: Dalee7892
What about a hemp rope around the outside. Is this an old wise tale?

No, but it is an old wive's tale.


Originally Posted By: txhuntingguide
If I choose to hunt in a coon tail hat, a pink tootoo and hip waders that is my fine...
Re: Rattle Snake Country Ground Blinds [Re: Raider07] #7254482
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Put "Snake Away"around the perimeter of the pop up blind. Can't guarantee that it will work but have used pop ups for 15 years without finding one inside. I usually leave them for three to four days and then take them down.


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Re: Rattle Snake Country Ground Blinds [Re: Raider07] #7270055
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moth balls will work


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Re: Rattle Snake Country Ground Blinds [Re: Raider07] #7273526
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You can always get one of the pop-ups with a floor. I like to weed-eat all the vegetation down so there's no good hiding spots inside. I've used the black weed block material and the 4-5" fabric staples they sell to pin it to the ground and set the blind on it. A good flashlight is your friend. I keep an extra chair in the blind to set my backpack, etc so nothing is left on the ground for something to want to crawl under it.

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One of our ground blinds last year during turkey season. This is rattlesnake country.



Re: Rattle Snake Country Ground Blinds [Re: Txduckman] #7275109
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Originally Posted By: Txduckman
One of our ground blinds last year during turkey season. This is rattlesnake country.



No thatís copperhead country. Itís like a whole other country!

Re: Rattle Snake Country Ground Blinds [Re: Raider07] #7275936
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Donít forget the black widows on the blind and under your chair

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