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Hi, I just bought this one man open topped Pigeon shooters hide, and tried it on the weekend against the dreaded crows. And, much more successfull than using nets. A few fields I shoot have tracks around the sides which precludes setting a hide up against the hedge, so about 5-7 yards from the hedge is about the only place I can set up. Problem is,generally no matter how still you are, they recognise a hide stuck out there, and then tend to veer off well before getting anywhere near in range, so bags are low. I tried this the other day, put up a net low in front, and draped a net over the back to soften the lines a bit. It was amazing, it was as if the crows were totally blind to it, and came in real close, sometimes within a yard of it The only disadvantage was that if you sit right back you only have 180 degree vision, but sit forward on the chair edge, and you have 270 degree vision, although totally behind you is still blind. Another advantage waas that when it rained I stayed dry, except for my knees, but I will take a small plastic sheet to go over those next time Well worth the investment, just stand up and shoot once they are in range !! There's even a small opening in the front for use with a rifle if you wish to go predator hunting too !! http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/200610414009?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEWNX%3AIT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649#ht_2316wt_914



-- Edited by Redditch on Friday 18th of May 2012 10:32:16 AM


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Maybe this will help. Threads aren't the same without pics. 

 



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Yep, posted it from my IPAD2, and unfortunately it often doesn't send the pictures

Thanks for the assist

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I have read of others covering such blinds in mud and then letting it dry, the risidual dried mud apparently helps to kill any shine and UV reflection.


I usually put a net round the front, and a net over the top and back (Stealth Ghost nets), which helps break up the outline and precludes any shine too. So, discovered a slight problem with my new one man open topped pigeon hide while using it the other day. When sat down and a breeze (Even a slight one) blowing in from the rear at any angle, the rear top hoop will fold forward on top of the head, and catch you when you try to stand up, very, very, annoying. So, ordered some 6x10 "P" type cable brackets, and they arrived today. Quickly heated a knife tip up and made a small (Bracket sized) incision both sides of the hoop through the waterproof material, and then thread the tip of the "P" through the rearmost hole, and then bolted it tight through the second forward hole. Then it was a simple case of threading a tent guy rope through the "P" cable bracket, and it's now all ready for the field. Standard the hide comes with 4 tags for tent pegs, two at each rear side, and two at the front. the front two you won't want to use if you're getting in and out, and the rear two don't keep the hoop in place (Even an extra one in the middle would only work partly). My alteration will ensure that it stays upright, and that it is also water and wind tight, as the bracket is clamped tight over the holes. Please ensure that you saw or grind (SLOWLY, as it's a plastic type waterproof material) the excess amount of bolt off, and file it smooth, as we don't want extra holes being torn by sharp edges or protruding bolts !! That's about the only problem with it up to now, and I love the fact that it's wind and rain proof, as when building a "Proper" hide, I usually end up getting soaked, or have to stretch a groundsheet over the back top portion and acover that with a net too. This takes 30 seconds to set up, and another minute to drape with nets, then I'm ready to go !!

-- Edited by Redditch on Friday 18th of May 2012 10:29:33 AM

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I have read of others covering such blinds in mud and then letting it dry, the risidual dried mud apparently helps to kill any shine and UV reflection.

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