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I was at one of our local building and rental stores and saw these. These are used to prevent erosion. They are 8' X 100 and something. A little over 900 square feet. They cost around $44. There is a fine plastic mesh woven on either side. I am thinking this will work well on some of our fields. A few steaks and we should be in business. I was thinking of setting some out and hunting the same spot throughout the season.

 



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I dont know 8. I think they would shy it after a couple times. The plastic is bound to shine in the sun and deteriorate pretty quick . Good idea but I think put your money in a big round bail and cut the guts out of it and there you have it. 



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8,I think Chip is right! Plus the shine of the sun off  them! Too bad they wern't fastened to that black plastic mesh fencing!



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im pretty sure the plastic is just holding the roll together. the straw is stitched to mesh. shouldn't shine at all. we have used these to keep grass seed from washing away on construction sites. sounds like a good idea to me.

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That seems right jocrow, I bet those grass mat logs would work.


In an erosion situation, you would want grass to grow thru the material so I also think the plastic is just the packaging.

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If the straw is stitched to mesh and the plastic is thrown out after it is unrolled then that stuff should be the "SEEDS"!!biggrinbiggrinbiggrin

It would work awsome!!biggrinbiggrinbiggrin



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Greg,

I'm new to the forum and to the process of learning how to "talk" back and forth to other members.  Did you get my question regarding this straw material that could be used to make a hay bale blind?

Thank you,

Hal Tanner



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Hal,

 

Welcome form Mississippi. PM sent.



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8   I dont remember where I was, but I saw a pop up hay bale blind for sale. I travel a lot with my youngest son in the summer on a travel baseball team. It had to be cabelas or bass pro, or some store like that. They had the blinds that were the same size as a round bale and was carried in a bag like the pop up deer blinds, man that thing was slicker than a hounds nut and priced reasonable!!! Look on line you might be able to find one, that would be the answerbiggrinbiggrin 



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I know I'm dragging up a old post but I have used this product a lot so I thought I would throw this out. It is in a thin plastic mesh. The mesh rips really easy and is meant to degrade in the sunlight. So I am guessing that as a blind material it might look good for about a week then it will fall apart.

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that may work, i would give it a go


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