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Old 07-31-2022, 06:50 PM   #1
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Default Who all mainly hunts from pop ups?

I am about to put together a stand idea I have and was wondering.
If you mainly hunt out of pop ups you probably donít mind the dirt floor right?
Probably know that with a heater even a non insulated blind is fine 99% of the time right?
And mobility is the primary reason you hunt from a pop up ?
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Old 07-31-2022, 06:54 PM   #2
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Old 07-31-2022, 06:54 PM   #3
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Don’t mind the dirt, heaters work but it’ll rain on you a little if it’s really cold/frosty in the morning, and mobility and ability to conceal/brush them in is why we love them. I’ve killed 2 of my biggest bucks from pop ups set up less than a day prior.
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Old 07-31-2022, 06:57 PM   #4
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In Kerrville i mainly bowhunt out of a pop up for the simple fact of they are cheap and i didnt want to spend the money on a Krivoman yet. (soon ill get one). I tried them in Junctions but they were just full of black widows everytime i went to get in one so im just using a tripod there.

Ive never used a heater in one i just layer up.
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Old 07-31-2022, 06:59 PM   #5
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Iíve used a heater in a pop up blind multiple times. Never a issue.


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Old 07-31-2022, 06:59 PM   #6
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I do, and when I can I will elevate them by laying some 2x12s and plywood across a hay ring. I've killed 4 good deer from them and have never brushed one in.

I just can't afford a krivoman is why I use them.
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Old 07-31-2022, 07:32 PM   #7
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Me, on the ground. If I'm elevated, I got there by way of stairs. I used to swing limb from limb, hunt in trees when there were no tree stands, unless you built them. I'm too old and I don't mend like I did " back in the day". Baronett Big Mike for me these days!
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Old 07-31-2022, 07:36 PM   #8
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Yes to all 3 of your questions. Not as much for mobility though, but I do move it occasionally if needed.
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Old 07-31-2022, 07:38 PM   #9
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Me. I donít use a heater often. I just layer up.


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Old 07-31-2022, 08:03 PM   #10
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Old 07-31-2022, 08:07 PM   #11
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No heater. Dress for weather. Don’t like it on beautiful days but love it when it’s rainy and cold.
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Old 07-31-2022, 08:11 PM   #12
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Heater schmeater. What do you do in October when it’s still 95 out and 100+ in the blind? P
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Old 07-31-2022, 08:12 PM   #13
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Heater schmeater. What do you do in October when itís still 95 out and 100+ in the blind? P
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Old 07-31-2022, 08:13 PM   #14
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Used to before gonna krivoman. But never had issue with the dirt.


Bend some pieces of rebar and hammer them in, it’ll help keep them in place. Use the buddy heater all the time, it makes a big difference. Enough to have to turn it down or off completely
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Old 07-31-2022, 08:22 PM   #15
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Used pop ups exclusively. Put them up in September and kept them up until after season. Deer were used to their presence by opening day. Never brushed in, but did set them between standing trees. Facing east and west depending which one I had set to use for mostly evening or morning hunts.

Thermacell and Mr Heater both used with no problems.

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Old 07-31-2022, 08:23 PM   #16
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Are there a lot of pop hunters on your place?
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Old 07-31-2022, 08:23 PM   #17
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All true and not having a permanent place to hunt just makes building seem a waste.
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Old 07-31-2022, 08:25 PM   #18
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They are noisy when it is windy. I've gone to get in mine after a blue norther blew in only to have to hunt for it instead of deer
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Old 07-31-2022, 08:28 PM   #19
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Are there a lot of pop hunters on your place?
Pretty much just me actually. I am plan to make something light, durable that will stand the weather for many many years so Iím just gaining opinions from as many people as possible. I like a dirt floor myself and I like the idea of a blind I donít have to worry about but also easily mobile. Nothing worse than showing up at the lease early in the morning only to fine out that the pop up was swept away by the wind or eaten by a cow.
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Old 07-31-2022, 08:31 PM   #20
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I hunted this same spot for 15yrs, always put my popup under this tree and killed many deer. This was many years ago.

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Old 07-31-2022, 08:31 PM   #21
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i hunt a popup because im scared to death of heights.
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Old 07-31-2022, 08:36 PM   #22
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Use them for turkey hunting with a bow.....


-Dirt floor is fine. Its usually grass in the areas we put them up for turkey so its not horribly dusty.

-No heater required for spring turkey but I have used a heater in a popup before. Keeps the feet and hands warm....and if the windows aren't open all the way around can keep the inside a few degrees warmer.

-Some mobility yes. We do move them around the place occasionally but, we've acquired enough to put them in most of our known turkey hotspots they usually stay put for the 3-4 day hunt once put up. But if mobility includes putting them up and taking them down each 3-4 day hunt so the cows don't destroy them, then yes, mobility is a factor

-Big reason with turkeys we use pop-up is the concealing some of your draw from a turkeys eyes at 10-20 yards.
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Old 07-31-2022, 08:36 PM   #23
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I love pop up hunting. I used to be a climber guy but I really like being ground level. I love how easy they are to put up or move and for the most part dry
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Old 07-31-2022, 08:42 PM   #24
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I love hunting from a pop up. We put some artificial turf in the floors of ours. Game changer for sure.

We also use a Buddy heater when the temps call for it.
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Old 07-31-2022, 09:03 PM   #25
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Last year I put my popup on a 5' scaffold. I'm not sure at what wind speed it becomes unhuntable, but 15mph for sure. We hunt in the hill country so, it can be windy most days right until dark. No more pop up for me.

Right now I'm constructing a 5x5x5.5 high, 1"angle frame popup to be mounted on a scaffold. Going to use corrugated plastic panels for the sides. It's going to be made to assemble and dismantle. I'll post up the build if it goes as planned.

Regarding the OPs post.
Heater - no, rather bring a good blanket.
Dirt Floor - no way! I have a thermal and see too much going on in the dark. I want to be off the ground.
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Old 07-31-2022, 09:03 PM   #26
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Pretty much just me actually. I am plan to make something light, durable that will stand the weather for many many years so Iím just gaining opinions from as many people as possible. I like a dirt floor myself and I like the idea of a blind I donít have to worry about but also easily mobile. Nothing worse than showing up at the lease early in the morning only to fine out that the pop up was swept away by the wind or eaten by a cow.
I am lucky to have hunted family land my life so I know some of the history of the deer's behavior.

None of our animals have ever seen a popup before. I picked up two at Academy two years ago to make it easier to hunt with more than one kid.

After two seasons of messing with them I am convinced the deer do not know what they are and just walk on by/glance at it. Sometimes 10 minutes after setting one up.

I am convinced the animals think it's an implement or a pile of dirt.
Coyotes are hard to kill there.
I took out two crossing a mowed costal field.
They came up behind us in the blind at about 20 yds. Walked right into the scent of stale beer & crotchrot & never flinched till I shot the first one.

Maybe Gar Guy has a better explanation/idea (other than just dumb deer) if my hypothesis is in the ballpark.
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Old 07-31-2022, 11:51 PM   #27
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I prefer to hunt out of a tree or sitting on the ground, but I use a blind when I take my kids. I prefer pop ups over wood or fiberglass blinds. They are cheaper, quieter, mobile, and I can take them down and store them off season so that they donít collect wasp, bugs, and other varmints.
I use a pop up platform to get elevation, but I donít mind being on the ground.
I layer up for cold.
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Old 08-01-2022, 05:32 AM   #28
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I bought a Baronnette Ox 5 and is plenty big for two 200 pounders plus our gear. Our was u v resistant; however, it couldn’t resist this texas sun. It’s kind of a funky pink camo on top now. Our never blew away. Never. We utilized all the tie downs and stakes. I would recommend finding some serrated stakes though. They come with smooth ones. This worked for us because I angled them away from the blind when I drove em in.
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Old 08-01-2022, 06:15 AM   #29
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No heater. Dress for weather. Donít like it on beautiful days but love it when itís rainy and cold.
With ya fellow Sailor...Not that heat is bad ..just another thing to keep up with...Dirt floor is OK tell it rains a bunch..and or ya blind gets a visitor.SNAKE!!
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Old 08-01-2022, 07:36 AM   #30
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I am about to put together a stand idea I have and was wondering.
If you mainly hunt out of pop ups you probably donít mind the dirt floor right?
Probably know that with a heater even a non insulated blind is fine 99% of the time right?
And mobility is the primary reason you hunt from a pop up ?
Don't mind the dirt, but hate to have leaves on the inside.

A Mr Buddy heater can sweat you out of there.

Not so much for mobility, but I'm to old and fat to get up in a treestand.
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Old 08-01-2022, 07:39 AM   #31
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I love pop up hunting. I used to be a climber guy but I really like being ground level. I love how easy they are to put up or move and for the most part dry
This. I swore off climbers years ago.
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Old 08-01-2022, 08:07 AM   #32
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I love a good late season popup hunt. All warm and snuggly in my fortress of invisibility
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Old 08-01-2022, 08:12 AM   #33
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We hunt in rattle snake country so at my feeder I had a two foot high metal platform built plywood floor. I know they could still climb in there but I still feel a little better off the ground. Of course that limits mobility.
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Old 08-01-2022, 08:15 AM   #34
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On the ground dirt floor is no problem but I did have an armadillo sticking it's nose under the wall one day. Use a popup on top of a 7 ft platform stand in Minnesota with a grate floor. Wind was bad coming up through floor. Covered it in carpet and use a Little Buddy heater and life is good. Still have to dress in layers then run the heater about 10 minutes every half hour to warm up. Only really complaint is no good place to use as a forearm rest for shooting.
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Old 08-01-2022, 08:20 AM   #35
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With ya fellow Sailor...Not that heat is bad ..just another thing to keep up with...Dirt floor is OK tell it rains a bunch..and or ya blind gets a visitor.SNAKE!!
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Old 08-01-2022, 08:35 AM   #36
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Loved hunting out of pop ups when we had a lease. Wish there was an easy way to haul them around on public.
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Old 08-01-2022, 10:35 AM   #37
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We have 7 pop up setups on the ranch. All are on 5-8 foot towers. Five foot works fine. Ozonics should seems to work better elevated. The real reason we elevated them is the 4 year old girl in me wore one as a dress after climbing in a pop up with a rattle snake during turkey season several years back. My h art can’t take another experience like that.
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Old 08-01-2022, 11:00 AM   #38
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I am going with pop up this year ,
1. To old to maintain a tower blind/ move them ect
2 60% of our blinds are pop ups, because cows mess with permanent blinds, scratching on them knocking down

I have a nice floor and heaters in them
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Old 08-01-2022, 11:31 AM   #39
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The pop ups I use have a floor zipped to it. The only thing I fear in this world is Mr. Noshoulders.
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Old 08-01-2022, 12:26 PM   #40
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The pop ups I use have a floor zipped to it. The only thing I fear in this world is Mr. Noshoulders.

Only thing huh?


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Old 08-01-2022, 01:41 PM   #41
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Old 08-01-2022, 02:33 PM   #42
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That's right. I run from snakes, nothing else.
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Old 08-01-2022, 04:34 PM   #43
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Dirt floors are quieter than anything else.
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Old 08-01-2022, 05:21 PM   #44
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Pop ups are great . Get them in a little cover , stake them down with real tent stakes. Use wire to tie them down with and try to hold the roof up if you can by wiring it to a over hanging limb . Most the time it’s setting on a little grass and not completely dirt .
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Old 08-01-2022, 05:59 PM   #45
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Pop up blinds are something that should have been WAAYYY popular about 40 years ago. It's not exactly ground-breaking technology. They're super handy for bow hunts and turkey hunts.
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Old 08-01-2022, 06:26 PM   #46
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Love to hunt out of pop ups but only use the ones with zip in floors. Helps with the rattlers and most spiders. Feels a lot safer with all the vermin in south Texas.
I believe we buy the one made by Ameristep. $120 on sale. Sometimes hard to find.
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