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Homemade Goose Hunting Blinds

Oct 9, 2007
There are many hunting blinds on the market, some of high quality, with price tags to match, and some of much lower quality. Many hunters like to try their hand at building their own blind, with often very successful results. All a hunter needs is a bit of imagination and effort and he can custom build the blind to his specifications.

The first step in designing your blind is making a sketch of what you have in mind. Some questions to ask yourself are:

* Do you want to lay down or sit up in the blind?
* Do you want the blind to have a solid bottom?
* Will you be packing or hauling the blind on foot?
* What materials will you use for the blind?
* How do you want the frame to come together?
* How heavy, or light, do you want the blind to be?
* How many people will use the blind?

One you have the answers to these basic questions, shopping for materials is the next step. A great idea for a lightweight and inexpensive frame is 3/4 inch electrical conduit, or PVC pipe. This can be purchased at any home or electrical supply store. It's a good idea spray paint the pipe to blend more with surroundings; green, or a variety of shades of brown are good choices depending on where the hunting site is located.

The next thing to consider when building your goose hunting blind is the material to use for covering it. Man-made materials are generally lightweight, but for this reason they will also flap in the wind which will draw attention, especially in a field or flat surfaces. Using natural fabrics will be a little heavier and will also be less shiny, and are often easier to care for. In addition, adding brush or straw to cover your blind will also help to keep the fabric from moving.

When actually constructing the blind, cut six lengths of the PVC pipe to about five feet in length. These will form three inverted "V" shapes for the sides and top. A piece eight to ten foot long on each side will be used to support the structure. Each end will remain open, and the blind will be adjustable; spreading the supporting sides of the "V" will allow the blind to be made taller or shorter. The pipes are held together with wide rubber bands, electrical tape, or leather straps. However you choose to build your own blind, keeping in mind that it should be made for simplicity and ease of use will ensure a great place to sit and wait for your trophy bird.
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