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#1 basqueron

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Posted 18 November 2006 - 06:30 PM

Been doing a lot of dog hunting and have been in a few situations where a blind would be great. Picked one up the other day, good camo and size. Going to soak it in dirt and misc junk , acclimate the material for the area. Probably leave it out for 24 hrs in the area to hunt also.Has anyone had any experiance with one and any suggestions. Just a quick situation. I was in colorado deer hunting and watching over a pasture away from everyone and 4 dogs came right down the middle of the pasture in a dead prance. as they aproached the destination lead dog kept going no2,3,4 stoped. then 2,3,4 started again for 50 more yards and no 2 kept going and no 3,4 stoped. 50 more yards no 3,4 started back up and 3 kept going and no 4 stoped at another 50 yards and stayed there. No 4 dog stayed there and directed the rest. Seems like half the time lately there has been another gost out there which I have not been able to find and the dog I see gets the jitters . The wind and my cover, i think were ok. I am after the gost on all hunts from now on.Any suggestions on the blind?Thanks ron

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Posted 19 November 2006 - 08:59 AM

What blind did you get?

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Posted 19 November 2006 - 10:23 AM

What blind did you get?

Got it at sierra trading post. Ameristep mini brickhouse ground blind 5ft6in tall 4ft sq 3d leaf pattern. black inside. seven windows with screens. free standing.

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Posted 19 November 2006 - 04:31 PM

Just curious. Are you planning on dragging this around with you on all your coyote calling stands?,,,,Walt
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Posted 19 November 2006 - 06:13 PM

Just curious. Are you planning on dragging this around with you on all your coyote calling stands?,,,,Walt

there are times that cover is hard to find. ingeneral one does not require a blind but I just got one and there is a place inwhich cover is not available. So I am trying it out and have not herd of anyone else using one. As far as weight is is a back pack that weighs 14 lbs.

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Posted 19 November 2006 - 07:14 PM

I asked mainly because I do on occasions call in the shadscale brush and it is like 6 to maybe 8 inches tall and very, very open. I just sit my butt down and call. I haven't shot anything farther than 100 yards away yet. It just seems like a lot of work and extra weight to be packing something like that around from stand to stand that usually isn't more than 20 minutes long at the most. If you happen to own an e-caller than you would just set it up 20-50 yards away from you and the odds of a coyote seeing you are pretty remote even calling in shadscale or anything else that doesn't offer you any cover. They are that focused on that sound from the e-caller that unless they get down wind of you they may flat run you over getting to the caller. I know I have literally shot them at my feet and within 20 feet of me using handcalls in the wide open spaces. Don't get me wrong here in that I don't think it would'nt work. It may work much better than you think it would. You just have to go try it out and see what happens...Walt
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Posted 20 November 2006 - 10:03 AM

I agree with you walt. I just had to have the blind and thought it would be good on certain occasions. Looks like it might have limited use on dogs. I took it out yesterday around 230 to try it. Put a chair in it , very comfortable to sleep in. Realy kept the elements out. I called in large amounts of crows, black birds, crains, everything but dogs. Of course i hunted the area 2 days earlier and I think the dogs still remember me. My reasoning or excuse for now. It will or is part of my arsenal and will probably use it from time to time till I decide to retire it to big game archery hunting only.thanks for inputron




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