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Need Suggestions -- A-Frame Like Blind for edge of marsh for season
I'm looking for a multi-person blind to put on the edge of a marsh for the season. Something like the Redneck blind would be about perfect but I think they are having availability issues and I'm a little worried about the weight and getting it through the cattails. My 6-year old daughter has started hunting with me and I'd like to bring her in comfort so I want something windproof, ideally with a floor or sled under it but not a deal breaker. Usually we are standing in a couple feet of water in this spot but this year the cattail edge is dry with the water just up to them. I have a couple of tanglefree's panel blinds but I imagine they would blow away if left out long enough and I'm not sure about some of the A-frame options out there. Any thoughts would be appreciated. Likely it would, at most, be me her and either my Dad or another hunting buddy and one lab.
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Wire cattle panels. Available at Tractor Supply or Farm Stores. Can get in lenghts up to 16'. height of them when turned on A frame angle will give you a 4' wall height Made from Heavy galvanised wire requiring bolt cutters to cut. Set it up 5' on bottom and about 28 to 30 " at top opening. Get fancy and build a 2x4 frame on ends with a hinged door. Thats what I did on one we left out all year on a pond. Fastgrass mats zip tied or bungeed to it with switch grass bundles over that to break up straight lines and droop inward over center black hole. Leave it out the whole season or even longer and just remove your fastgrass at end of season.
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Roy has it right.

Just tip the top 12? in at a 45* angle and zip tie a ?firewood tarp? between the grass mats and cattle panel for a wind break.

Use stout posts
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I used cement reinforcing panels. they look like fencing sometimes they are free?
Two by four frame. Vegetation weaves thru and attaches easy.
My friend was able to get a cut off of rubber roofing for the roof. Imagine you can attach a windbreaker to the inside.
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Joe

We make simple blinds from hog panels and treated 2x4s that serve us well. Basically we make four trapezoids /_\ and then use galvanized nail staples, aka poultry staples, to attach the hog panels to the blind on three sides. The trapezoids have a 5' bottom, 4' sides, and 3' top. You can make each trapezoid from a single treated 2x4x16. They are bolted together with carriage bolts. All you need for tools is a hammer, a saw, a drill, a wrench, and bolt cutters (to cut the hog panels to size) to build in the field. We build the trapezoids at the shop and then assemble everything in the field. Once the trapezoids are built you lean the hog panels on the sides and nail (staple) the panels to the 2x4s. You can make the blinds longer or shorter depending on your needs. I like to space the trapezoids 30-36" apart. Each gunner has 2x4s separating them and you can add camo to them as well. Basically you have shooting holes for each hunter. The structure becomes quite rigid with the hog panels attached. You will want a partner or two to hold things in place while you attach the hog panels. We use these in flooded fields and add a burlap liner to the outside of the trapezoids before attaching the hog panels. After the hog panels are on zip tie oak and cedar limbs to the hog panels. We sit on pickle buckets in the mud. Not fancy, but low profile and VERY EFFECTIVE. A floor could easily be added by screwing it to the bottom 2x4s.

Good luck.

Eric

OK Brand 10 Line Cattle Panel 16 ft. L x 50 in. H GALVANIZED, 0060-0 at Tractor Supply Co.

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Eric Patterson: Oct 27, 2021, 3:35 PM
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I don't have a blind suggestion but if you are standing in water at cattail edges, I highly recommend these. So much easier on every body part when you can sit your arse down once in awhile. All my buddies have them and swear by them.

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Mark
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we use those hog /cattle panels and wrap the cut edges with old garden or fire hose split down the middle and zip tied to the wire. the sharp edge got my dog once.
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bob welsh wrote:
we use those hog /cattle panels and wrap the cut edges with old garden or fire hose split down the middle and zip tied to the wire. the sharp edge got my dog once.


The protruding wires of the panels can be very sharp, especially if you cut them with bolt cutters. To remedy that we use a 4" grinder and grind them flush.

Eric
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Thank you all!
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Eric Patterson wrote:
bob welsh wrote:
we use those hog /cattle panels and wrap the cut edges with old garden or fire hose split down the middle and zip tied to the wire. the sharp edge got my dog once.



The protruding wires of the panels can be very sharp, especially if you cut them with bolt cutters. To remedy that we use a 4" grinder and grind them flush.

Eric


Eric,

Bingo! much better to eliminate the threat rather than put a band aid over it. Same way with zip ties themselves; cut them FLUSH with a sharp knife or don't cut them at all.

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