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Old 01-22-2018, 06:49 AM   #1
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I havenít been hunting at the place close to my house in 2 weeks. I decided to go yesterday. Planned out being there from 4-?

Yesterday morning In Church I spoke with my friend and he was wondering if he should leave his pop up blind out. I asked him if I could continue to use it and maybe move it. He said that would be fine.

As Iím walking to where itís at, on a tank dam, Iím not seeing it. I did see this.

I was initially a little irritated. It appears he took it down and left my stuff sitting there. I know thatís not the way he is. So I was confused. I know thereís a couple of kids thatíve been caught trespassing and the landowners asked them to leave 3X. I thought that they mightíve done something, but why leave the Mr Buddy heater.....
I did find his chair in the water in the tank. I fished it out. Mine didnít get blown too much cause I had a 1# propane tank in the pocket.
I hid behind some hay bales hoping theyíd come in. They didnít.
On the way out I noticed my blind was on the ground and only one stake holding it. I decided to drive the perimeter of the field where his blind was. I didnít see it. I stopped by his house and spoke with him. He didnít think itíd got windy enough to blow it away.... He was concerned that maybe those kids had messed with it.... We think it might be in the tank. It was dark when I looked in the tank.....
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Old 01-22-2018, 06:52 AM   #2
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Sounds frustrating. You're right. If it was them, I wonder why they'd go through the trouble of unstaking and collapsing the blind without taking the other contents, assuming I read that correctly. Hope you get it resolved.

EDIT: saw the pic. I'd guess wind.

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Old 01-22-2018, 07:30 AM   #3
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I guess a picture might help..
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Old 01-22-2018, 07:34 AM   #4
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I'm going to say wind. Have had it happen to me
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Old 01-22-2018, 07:40 AM   #5
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I've got one that is staked down and tied down to trees, the wind still folds it up when it gets strong out of the north. The stake won't hold them down in a wind.
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Old 01-22-2018, 07:41 AM   #6
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I hope it was wind. Not that it’s good. But I hope no one did that on purpose.
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Old 01-22-2018, 07:43 AM   #7
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I'm going to say wind. Have had it happen to me
This. Happened to me more times than Iíd like to admit. And I stake mine down pretty well...or so I thought
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Old 01-22-2018, 08:06 AM   #8
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We're going with wind did it.

We're hoping to find it. It was only a few months old. Still had a few seasons left on it
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Old 01-22-2018, 08:14 AM   #9
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I bet it was just the wind and nothing to sweat over. I have many pulled up and tumbleweed down the way.
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Old 01-22-2018, 08:33 AM   #10
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I would say wind as well. Doesnt take much to uproot them and toss them all about. Dont guess yall have any trailcams out that you may be able to check for juvenile delinquents running around ?
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Old 01-22-2018, 09:02 AM   #11
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I would say wind as well. Doesnt take much to uproot them and toss them all about. Dont guess yall have any trailcams out that you may be able to check for juvenile delinquents running around ?
In the pic the trail cam is in the tree line facing the blind. It's 117yds from the blind.
I checked it.
Only 1 picture of me as I walked up to it.
I last checked it before Christmas. I had to move it then. The bull uses the tree I had itbon as a scratching post. The tabs that hold the bungee cords broke. I moved it further in and higher up. I think I went too far in and maybe to high up .

I placed on moving the whole setup anyways.
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Old 01-22-2018, 09:07 AM   #12
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If it was kids, they woulda throwed that Buddy heater in the pond just to watch it splash if they didn't want to steal it.
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Old 01-22-2018, 10:06 AM   #13
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In the pic the trail cam is in the tree line facing the blind. It's 117yds from the blind.
I checked it.
Only 1 picture of me as I walked up to it.
I last checked it before Christmas. I had to move it then. The bull uses the tree I had itbon as a scratching post. The tabs that hold the bungee cords broke. I moved it further in and higher up. I think I went too far in and maybe to high up .

I placed on moving the whole setup anyways.
You just solved your own mystery. The bull is probably the culprit on the blinds as well.
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Old 01-22-2018, 10:16 AM   #14
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You just solved your own mystery. The bull is probably the culprit on the blinds as well.
Could be...
I've been in there when they've showed up a could of times now.
Second pic is of the bull.
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