It seems to be that time of year when our blinds are not as effective as they were in the beginning of the season. Have used willows, and a bale blind. What are you guys using? Or what recommendations do you guys have?
Young grey--I have a couple of goose chairs and a Kelly Powers Power Hunter. The commercially-based blinds aren't that bad but I like to be about as close to the ground as possible. In bean stubble, I almost prefer laying on a piece of camo die-cut material as opposed to the more obtrusive blind with some mag. shells around me. In corn stubble, I think that the blinds are a bit more effective. Either way, be sure to cover your blind with native grass or bean/corn stubble (depending upon your surroundings). Of course, nothing beats a good blind when it's below 30 degrees or you're out in a [email protected]$$ rain!
Thanks guys! I will try to look into both of these. I am from Alberta, Canada GREAT GOOSE COUNTRY! Do you know of websites for these companies or where to look for them. I have only been familiar with Final Approach or my homemade willows. HAHA
Young grey-I would check out the web sites for Gander Mtn, Cabelas or Bass Pro and then there may be links to the appropriate web sites. Otherwise, you could try Averys--they've got to have a site.
What's it cost a flatlander (Illinoisan) for an Alberta license? I might have to come up there next year and give it a shot. Do you guys have public land or are the landowners pretty decent about letting guys on?
Heh there Gooser sorry I haven't gotten back to you sooner. Pretty busy here trying to get in my hunts and pay the bills. HAHAHA I will look into the costs for you and get back to you. Should be pretty cheap for your American Dollar.
Young grey, I hope the hunting has been productive for ya'. Our season kicks off this next week on Oct. 16; I've got the first couple of days off and planning on hunting all weekend long. My scouting reflects that the geese are using the fields that I can hunt but with more and more corn and beans coming out of the fields, it's hard to say for sure which spots will be the most productive by the end of the week.
At this point the choice is between an open bean field where I'd be setting up about three doz. dekes and a corn field where's I'd be laying in my Power Hunter. Might even get a shot or two at some greenheads though it doesn't seem like we've got any northern birds yet.
What works best for me is a big cheep burlap sack. I cut a little hole in the top for my head and spray paint green and black on one side and spray paint yellow/tan on the other side. So if I go hunting in the corn all use the yellow side, and if I'm in grass or a brush line all use to green and black side. It works really well and is very very cheep, good hunting
I had the opportunity to hunt with a very experiened guide this past week.
He used the Kelly Power Hunter blind by Avery. I hunted in it for six hours and was totally surprise by how comfortable it was. He had four of them. You can totally hide it by using the stubble around your hunting area and fill it in with the straps provided on the blind. After the hunt I had to purchase one myself. Unbelieveablely comfortable.
Look at it here but the picture isn't much to speak of.
Hi Guys Hunted last weekend four of us downed 20 canadas what a hunt
birds were comeing in non stop between 20 to 40 birdes per flock. Hunting
in corn field had 20 to 30 rows of standing corn to hide in all done by 9o. But farmer has cut the corn as of this week. looking at getting a laydown blind the stores around here
have the finial approach x land r for $350 no tax . whats the pros and cons on this blind
I just got a Final Approch Xlandr this summer. Due to my first neice being born Iv only been out twice but the blinds seen to work very well. easy to set up and a bird hasnt flared from it yet that i have seen. I would definatly recomand getting this blind.
JUST make sure you mud the blind before you go out. Factory fabric shines alot
I don't own an x land'r. BUt I have layed out in one. It's a good blind, very mobile. If you are going to be hiking in and out I would highly recommend one. The only thing I didn't care for was that the doors aren't rigid and have no framing in them, they are just flaps.
Another alternative is the FA SUB. They are made of the same material, but the SUB has rigid doors, they spring open much easier than the X land'r. They fold down pretty nicely, but not quite as much as the x landr.
Young grey..if you live in Alberta..give mikeo2 a buzz and he will connect you to his and my friend Jason at a sporting goods store..internet mailing place and you can get real Canadian wholesale prices..he might still have some in stock..got my FA Eliminator Express blind..what a deal shipped out to me in Canadian dollars...by the time you look at out of country..you never know for sure what you are paying after taxes..gst...duties and whether it is made in USA..etc..plus the exchange dollar..and shipping charges...too much of a headache..
It is either the willow tree or this option for us in Canada..or you could go to crappy tire or franzchise and pay just under three hundred dollars.
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