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Opening day here in Oklahoma. I thought i'd do a trial run at a place that's about a half mile from a pecan orchard. Got in at first light & got set up without being spotted. Started with some soft calling on the mouth call & here they came a few at a time. My shooting was on spot ! One shot, one bird. over & over. Turned on the fox pro for short periods of time & managed to get 17 total in 4 hours. Then it got quiet & it was over with.

Making weekly trips during the off season to my local sporting clay facility realy paid off on my shooting. only a couple misses. I am also fortunate to be able to use my mule to get back to my location & haul all my gear. That's a lifesaver ! attached are a few pics, The new blind with Bob's good luck charm hanging below the clicker. & the mule all loaded up. Only found 12 of the 17 in 4 foot high johnson grass. Started with 6 boondocker decoy's & a sentry in the air but we had some powerful wind gust's & blew my boondocker's to the ground so i just made a spread of the dead bird's after that.



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 Nicely done Paul.

 What brand of blind are you using? I like the looks of it. 

 Keep up the good shooting, keep us appraised and keep after 'em!

 

 Randy

 

 



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Thank you Randy, it's actually a duck blind made by tanglefree. This one is called the 360 solo blind. it's a one person blind. A little pricey but lightweight & very portable. Dale uses their bigger panel blinds & steered me towards this one for solo hunt's.

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The site of those black vermin piled up along with the chill we have in the air here in Oklahoma gives me goose bumps. Paul has done struck the opening blow on Mr. Crow.

Randy,

The blinds from Tanglefree are the best all around blind I have ran across in my young and short crow hunting career. I tried several iterations of homemade blinds but could never get one that was light weight, very versatile, and provided excellent cover. With the Tanglefree blind all that is possible.

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Paul,

 I've looked at both the Solo and Panel blinds from Tanglefree and wondered if yours was the Solo. How is the height? How's vision when seated?  I like the small opening at the top, but wondered if it gave a guy enough room to swing and shoot. Keep me appraised as to pros and cons as you continue to use it. Thanks.

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Dale,

 We're using three sided Field Hunter hub blinds and are very happy with them. A guy can brush it up fold it around him. The mesh top panel allows good vision through the brush/grass. However, when we set two together for a two man blind and aren't screened off well from incomers, we're too open. We really have to pay attention to getting closed up.

 The Tanglefree Panel Blind looks to be ideal for setting two together, yet staying narrow at the top. What are your thoughts? As with Paul, I'd appreciate if you shared all pros and cons as you continue to use the panel blind. Thanks and stay patient, no sign of migrants here yet.

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Randy,

The panel blinds are 51 inches tall and fold out to a width of about 6 feet (I am to lazy to walk out to the shop and make for sure). They have elistic straps running horizontally every 12 inches so that you can brush it in and it stay there. This is one of my favorite feautures of the blind, just fold it up and go, unfold and hunt. I will generally cut some brush to place around the blind to help break up the outline.


Hunting out of the blind:

Last year I had myself and two other guys in the blind, for a total of 3 shooters. We busted 89 birds and was never busted to my knowledge. Three shooters out of the blinds are no problem at all. The reason for me going with the panel blind over the Solo (I have both now) is because I hunt with my young son and want to keep and eye on him and his muzzel more importantly. I use a stool that is set to 22 inches high and at that highth my head just barley peeks over the top of the blind and I have full view of incoming birds without them seeing me first. For a two man set up I would recommend a pair of the Solo blinds.



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Granite Jaw wrote:

Paul,

 I've looked at both the Solo and Panel blinds from Tanglefree and wondered if yours was the Solo. How is the height? How's vision when seated?  I like the small opening at the top, but wondered if it gave a guy enough room to swing and shoot. Keep me appraised as to pros and cons as you continue to use it. Thanks.

 Randy  


 Randy, the pics should tell the story. 42" tall & you can adjust the size of the circle. 



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what is the weight? I’ve looked at them on line and thought it’s to small.



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 Thanks for the pictures Paul. Tanglefree has some on their website but yours give me a better idea of size/height and what it'll take to to get hid.

 

 Thanks for input as well Dale, very helpful.

 

 Terrell, Tanglefree lists the weight of the Solo Blind at 16.9 lbs. 

 

 Randy

 

 



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