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Old 11-08-2019, 06:37 PM   #1
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Curious... in yall's experience do cows mess with or chew on popup blinds? We have quite a few cows on our lease and I want to put a blind up for the weekend but I'm a bit hesitant. How do yall keep cows from getting at them or is it usually no problem??
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Old 11-08-2019, 06:40 PM   #2
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They will destroy it.
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Old 11-08-2019, 06:40 PM   #3
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They will destroy pop up blinds. Break hubs, chew shoot through netting, etc. Need to put barb wire fencing around them to keep cows out.
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Old 11-08-2019, 06:42 PM   #4
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^ yep, must be made of range cubes.
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Old 11-08-2019, 07:54 PM   #5
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I have had them turn mine into the ball for a herd soccer game on more than one occasion.
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Old 11-08-2019, 07:57 PM   #6
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Dang, that's what I figured. They eat everything else... why not a blind. *******s
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Old 11-08-2019, 08:04 PM   #7
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2 t post and 2 hog panels and your good to go!
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Old 11-08-2019, 08:21 PM   #8
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2 t post and 2 hog panels and your good to go!
Great idea actually
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Old 11-08-2019, 08:36 PM   #9
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They've never messed with mine

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Old 11-08-2019, 08:41 PM   #10
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I though our caves would tear em up but no damage at all. The cows seem to give em a wide birth.
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Old 11-08-2019, 08:42 PM   #11
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I use 3 tpost and make a triangle around my blind, then run 1 strand of barb wire about 3/4 the way up. If not they'll destroy them.
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Old 11-08-2019, 09:46 PM   #12
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Just put a bunch of dead limbs around the the blind.
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Old 11-08-2019, 10:02 PM   #13
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Great idea actually
Wives tale or not? I was told rattle snakes won't crawl over the metal on the bottom of the panels. True or not, we have never found a rattler in a pop up. Knock on wood here

You will have to notch out where your planning on shooting.
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Old 11-08-2019, 10:05 PM   #14
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I built short platforms about 2-3 foot tall and 8x8 and haven’t had an issue
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Old 11-08-2019, 10:26 PM   #15
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I don’t typically have problems, but I have in the past. Mostly just make sure you don’t set it up on a cow trail. They’ll walk right through it like it isn’t even there.

The last few years I’ve had mine in a pretty thick spot with just one shooting window. Leave it up all season without any issues.
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Old 11-08-2019, 10:29 PM   #16
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Just put a bunch of dead limbs around the the blind.
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Lay and stack the limbs all around it and it will act like a cattle guard and they won’t walk over them. That has worked for me. Add brush if you want to try to hide it more.
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Old 11-08-2019, 10:46 PM   #17
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They will destroy them if on the ground. I seen a couple of calves take up residence in one time!
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Old 11-08-2019, 10:53 PM   #18
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barbed wire or large branches around the blind to keep them off of it.
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Old 11-08-2019, 11:26 PM   #19
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Back mine into thick brush, couple of T-posts up front with barbed wire. Enter blind from front , remove top barbed wire for clear shooting
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Old 11-08-2019, 11:31 PM   #20
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it won't last a week unless u build a pen around it!!!
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Old 11-08-2019, 11:49 PM   #21
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They mess with the blinds with Diagonal windows a lot more then they do with the regular windows for some reason. But we have about 15 pop ups on our place and have for the last 5 years and have lost about 5 to cows in all five years combined.
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Old 11-09-2019, 10:18 AM   #22
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A pile of thorny brush around the popup will keep the cows off of it. Hog panels work great too.
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Old 11-09-2019, 10:45 AM   #23
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I had a lease with cattle and they never touched my blind. Moved to a another lease and they destroyed it. Don't know why one herd would and one herd wouldn't.
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Old 11-09-2019, 07:00 PM   #24
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I'm pretty sure they look at a popup blind like my 5 year old looks at the blow up bouncy houses

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