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Old 10-26-2014, 09:24 PM   #1
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Has anyone been in the last week or so? Just wondering how much cover they have this year.....last year was the most cover late in the year I've ever seen there. Headed down Nov 30 - Dec 5......need to know how much brush to carry with me.

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Old 10-27-2014, 11:24 AM   #2
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Buddy went last week. Didn't say about cover. He shot a doe and buck but didn't find either. I think he gut shot both. Said movement was slow.
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Old 10-27-2014, 10:47 PM   #3
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Not much grass, but the bushes were green.
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Old 10-28-2014, 08:19 AM   #4
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Following. Going in Jan.

Save me something to shoot....
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Old 10-28-2014, 10:07 PM   #5
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Following. Going in Jan.

Save me something to shoot....
I'll do a live hunt while we are there and be sure to update the landscape details.

Last year was super green, lots of cover.
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Old 10-29-2014, 06:16 PM   #6
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Old 11-01-2014, 06:43 PM   #7
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I'm gonna use this contraption this year......made it out of PVC. I will stabilize it with some mesh on the sides and I'm also taking a trailer load of (non thorny) brush and will make myself completely invisible.

I added another four upright braces on the bottom section to shore it up.

Gotta make one more for my buddy tomorrow.

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Old 11-02-2014, 04:29 PM   #8
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Any dimensions on those long lengths that form the bends?
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Old 11-02-2014, 04:40 PM   #9
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How tall is that thing, 8 feet? Looks like the middle horizontal PVC will be in the way of shooting. Let us know how it works.Good luck.
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Old 11-04-2014, 11:51 PM   #10
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How tall is that thing, 8 feet? Looks like the middle horizontal PVC will be in the way of shooting. Let us know how it works.Good luck.
I took two 10' sticks of 1/2" CVPC and made the three circles. The bottom verticals are 4' long and the upper verticals are 3' long. I went back and added another vertical on top and bottom. I was surprised how sturdy it is.
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Old 11-04-2014, 11:52 PM   #11
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Here's a pic with the extra verticals....the one on the right. I was still adding the extra pieces on the other one.

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Old 11-05-2014, 12:01 AM   #12
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Had to drill pilot holes and put small screws to hold the pipe in the "T's".....it has a little to much tension, they kept popping out, even with PVC glue.
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Old 11-05-2014, 12:04 AM   #13
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How tall is that thing, 8 feet? Looks like the middle horizontal PVC will be in the way of shooting. Let us know how it works.Good luck.
I made them so you can flip them over.....one way the middle ring is at 4'....the other way it's at 3'
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Old 11-05-2014, 10:18 AM   #14
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Hope the wind doesn't blow if you wrap it in fabric!
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Old 11-05-2014, 11:16 AM   #15
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Those are cool, but I think it would be better just to take that seat and jump in the middle of a bush or dig a pit for it. Not bashing but if you cut too much brush out there it will be noticed.
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Old 11-06-2014, 01:08 PM   #16
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No fabric.....they see it too easily...all brush.
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Old 11-06-2014, 01:11 PM   #17
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Those are cool, but I think it would be better just to take that seat and jump in the middle of a bush or dig a pit for it. Not bashing but if you cut too much brush out there it will be noticed.
Done that for 10 years.....gonna try something a little diff this year. Last year I used the same seat set up and stuck it in a top.....worked ok, wind switched on me and I got busted. This year I'll have two and they will be a good 25-30 yards off the road and (hopefully) if I get the same section as last year (I'll request it) there's a spot that we hand fed for two days and the deer were through there all day and weren't spooky. It's worth a shot.
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Old 11-11-2014, 11:10 AM   #18
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Good luck!! Interested to see how they work!
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Old 11-11-2014, 10:23 PM   #19
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I'll take some setup picks....before and after.
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Old 11-26-2014, 12:21 AM   #20
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Headed down this Sunday (30th) thru Friday (5th)......anybody going?
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Old 11-26-2014, 12:35 AM   #21
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Good luck.
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Old 11-26-2014, 12:53 AM   #22
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Gracias.....I'll start another thread when we head down.....leaving Sunday morning around 4:00am.....gate opens at 9:00 now!! YEAY more setup time!!
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Good luck get us a live thread going!
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Old 11-29-2014, 11:26 PM   #24
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Gracias.....I'll start another thread when we head down.....leaving Sunday morning around 4:00am.....gate opens at 9:00 now!! YEAY more setup time!!

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Old 11-30-2014, 12:46 AM   #25
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We made it to Uvalde at the Holiday Inn express for the night.....Bo lets us n at 9:00 now!!!
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