Modifying a blind for "goat" hunting on the high desert

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  1. wildcat westerner

    wildcat westerner Well-Known Member

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    Hello,
    Next year I shall beattempting to take a high quality Antelope on public lands. Finding a public spot surrounded on three sides by private ranches charging 5-10k was a long effort.
    Now I am faced with modifying a blind so these swirling winds at 8,000 feet cannot shake it. I cannot add camouflage to it because there are low grasses here, but no sage brush, windmills or anything else of height. The netting moves under high winds.I will be keeping my present blind, so if you have come up with an improvement so the netting stays taut under high winds, I would appreciate your advice in this matter.

    WW
     
  2. Doublezranch

    Doublezranch Well-Known Member

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    Do you need a decoy? I have a Mel Dutton that I will sell for super cheap. It has a glass eye and everything. I only used it 2 times. Shot animals both times. PM me if your interested.
    Sorry I didn’t answer your question, good luck on your hunt.
     
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  3. Orange Dust

    Orange Dust Well-Known Member

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    Haven't seen your blind, but here's an idea that could possibly help. Keep a fairly good sized opening on the upwind side. Might help keep it full of air and lower flopping. Free to try...
     
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  4. wildcat westerner

    wildcat westerner Well-Known Member

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    True, you did not. Unfortunately the season here is before the rut so decoys, which can be so effective, will be of no
    With the winds constantly switching at this location,it would be a challenge to utilize this idea, but since I have time, I will work on this. Thanks!
     
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