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Thread: When you don't have a dog blind!

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    Senior Member Mark Teahan's Avatar
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    Default When you don't have a dog blind!

    Just getting into field hunting, I find myself with no dog blind.
    Used a borrowed on the other day, and now trying to figure out which one.
    So, in the mean time, I have Trap lay next to me in my blind, and cover him over with corn stubble.
    Worked great.
    Yes, he lays there for hours, not moving.

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    I have 3 dog blinds. Never use them for field hunting anymore, I basically just do what you do. One less thing to carry and set up is a good thing

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    That's pretty cool. I like those steady-Eddie dogs.

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    He ain't a hunert percent steady when a bird comes down all crazy flapping!
    I think with all those birds flying around and that happens, it's more than he can stand.
    Went with a slip lead to enforce "stay".
    He's doing lots better now.

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    It would be good I would think to have a blind for fido for those times the stubble is scarce
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    Default Dog hides

    Gabby loves her hide - at the right edge of the photo under the pile of stubble. (Not sure of the brand, Avery I think.) Around here they help keep them warm... out of the wind, foam pad and blanket...
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    I have a dog blind but don't use it anymore. My ylf just stands behind my ground blind and when birds are coming, I just say down and she lays down. If it's really cold outside, she lays in the blind with me. She's only 50 lbs. so it works well.

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    I bought a 3rd one this year at a fund raising function. Don't know why cause I gave the other two away. Never used nor saw the need. Steadiness is required and those poor dogs that have put up with me over the years have learned quite well. Yesterday it was Sandhill Cranes at 20 yards with the dog laying beside me in the open. No problem for the antelope visioned cranes. Movement is more of a problem than outline or shape. As long as you are not standing straight up. Plus how many ducks or geese have you had decoy while the dog is in the spread retrieving? As for me I am using gilly blankets or suits depending on the area.
    John C aka jacduck

    Do you really want to increase entries at the Junior Hunt Test level? Simply put a limit on entries and everyone will flock to JR and fight over how to get in and what to change to make it fair for all !!!!!

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    Hard Core Dog Cave... It's an awesome blind.

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