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Paul@thefort 11-Mar-17
Paul@thefort 11-Mar-17
Paul@thefort 11-Mar-17
Paul@thefort 12-Mar-17
Paul@thefort 12-Mar-17
jims 12-Mar-17
Paul@thefort 12-Mar-17
The last savage 12-Mar-17
Paul@thefort 16-Mar-17
Drahthaar 17-Mar-17
JohnB 17-Mar-17
bud 17-Mar-17
Paul@thefort 18-Mar-17
Tonybear61 19-Mar-17
SBH 19-Mar-17
Rock 19-Mar-17
Ben 19-Mar-17
Ben 19-Mar-17
Ben 19-Mar-17
Ben 19-Mar-17
Ben 19-Mar-17
Ben 19-Mar-17
Ben 19-Mar-17
DEC 20-Mar-17
trkyslr 20-Mar-17
Ben 20-Mar-17
dhaverstick 22-Mar-17
Paul@thefort 22-Mar-17
chief400 23-Mar-17
chief400 23-Mar-17
Ben 23-Mar-17
chief400 23-Mar-17
From: Paul@thefort
11-Mar-17

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From: Paul@thefort
11-Mar-17

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11-Mar-17

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From: Paul@thefort
12-Mar-17

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From: Paul@thefort
12-Mar-17

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THE END Except for the gilly suit blind, all other blinds resulted in a dead tom.
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THE END Except for the gilly suit blind, all other blinds resulted in a dead tom.

From: jims
12-Mar-17
Nice pics Paul! You've got me and others fired up for gobbler season! It's apparent you've had great success with a range of blinds, blindless, and decoy setups.

My preference is to "run and gun" without a portable blind. Where I hunt OTC here in Colo I have to hike in quite a ways to get away from the crowd and the birds are pretty mobile. The simpler and lighter the set up the better. In Nebraska where I hunt the birds tend to be somewhat "blind shy" and spook from blinds. I'm not sure if it's because the country is so open and blinds spook them or what is going on? I usually cover lots of country there as well. Blending blinds in with the terrain and vegetation would likely work. I've used mirror blinds a couple times with pretty good success.

The birds where I've hunted generally move around quite a bit after they fly down from their roost so it would be long days sitting in blinds waiting for them to return to the roost in the evenings. I have a tough time sitting in a blind all day waiting. Depending upon the scenario I may set up near roosts in the morning and evenings....but am mobile during the day when they are actively moving and strutting.

Good luck Paul and others! Gobbler season is just around the corner!

From: Paul@thefort
12-Mar-17
Jim, I under stand the run and gun idea and did that with the Heads UP decoy. Actually all of these blind pictures were taken in eastern and western Colorado and in Nebraska and on SWA or public lands.

12-Mar-17
Excellent woodsman/hunting skill Paul as usual...I've use my ghillie as well but just on WT..Ive had deer 2 ft from me with a perfect stiff breeze...Great job in your color matching the different sets....The simple cloth kind in front of the big trees us. My favorite..And blends into the tree ,,just as you'd planned I'm sure..Nice!!

From: Paul@thefort
16-Mar-17
I am trying again with the ghillie as well as a blind this spring. Hope for two toms. Paul

From: Drahthaar
17-Mar-17
Hope you get the double, long hooks. Forrest

From: JohnB
17-Mar-17
You may have a little Indian in you! Good luck Paul.

From: bud
17-Mar-17
Paul did you have any problem with you bowstring getting tangled in the ghillie suit. I want to try one but that was biggest concern I had. I hate sitting in blinds but use them for turkey to get drawn. The jake decoy looks awesome it says HS on it is that hunter specialties.

From: Paul@thefort
18-Mar-17
I trim off the material on the inside of my bow arm to prevent the string from hitting it.

Yes, that is the HS snoot jake. Presenting it over or just behind a squatting hen has worked very well.

From: Tonybear61
19-Mar-17

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19-Mar-17

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A friend, Stan, standing next to the blind we just placed adjacent to an area toms have been captured on camera strutting regularly for the last ten years.

19-Mar-17

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This is within 20 feet of the blind, last spring. Camera date is wrong. A neighbor's cow rubbed up against it and I have not been able to change anything since,

19-Mar-17

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2015
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2015

19-Mar-17

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And the year before that, etc...
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And the year before that, etc...
scores of pictures occur on this corner of the property each year. And my cabin is only 300 yards away.

19-Mar-17

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We have a youngster in mind to have his first crack come this season.

From: SBH
19-Mar-17

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Almost there gents!

From: Rock
19-Mar-17

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From my pop-up Blind
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From: Ben
19-Mar-17

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This is bare bones. If you watch the birds head easy to draw on one. Killed out of this set.

From: Ben
19-Mar-17

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Out of this set.

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19-Mar-17
Out of this set.

From: Ben
19-Mar-17

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Shot a double out of this set but, couldn't find the 2nd bird. Notice the dekes on the ground. The first bird jumped on the jake and the 2nd bird stepped around him and mounted the hen!

From: Ben
19-Mar-17

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Dropped the 1st bird turned and shot the 2nd as both lay there flopping the first got up and hobbled off. So stunned that I didn't shoot again. Watch for 45 minutes and when I went to get him he jumped up and ran. Couldn't find any blood trail.

From: Ben
19-Mar-17

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Same set up. I really like the Avian X decoys. They are great.

From: Ben
19-Mar-17

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Another successful set.

19-Mar-17
Good job Ben and Rock!

From: DEC
20-Mar-17

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A couple GoPro shots back at the blind.

From: trkyslr
20-Mar-17

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One from our junior hunt weekend.

From: Ben
20-Mar-17
Thanks Frank. Haven't spoke in a while. Good hunting!

20-Mar-17
Thanks Ben, you as well!

From: dhaverstick
22-Mar-17

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Hunting in the back yard.
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The birds on my farm hardly ever hang out in the fields so I spend most of my time running and gunning in the woods. I do bowhunt the birds behind my house, though. I've only got 5 1/2 acres there so there's no room to run. It's just a matter of calling the birds through the fence and into my setup. It looks like I have several longbeards to choose from. Darren

From: Paul@thefort
22-Mar-17
Darren, you just got to love the hard woods. I remember in Ohio, Some times you can hear the turkeys and deer coming through the frosted fallen leaves a mile away. Have a good shoot. Paul

From: chief400
23-Mar-17
Just got mine finished and in the field.

From: chief400
23-Mar-17

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From: Ben
23-Mar-17
Chief, I am wanting to build a big bale blind for deer season. Can you tell us about yours? Look like baled corn stalks.

From: chief400
23-Mar-17
Ben, it was not bad to make. I used many ideas found online. The base is 4'x8' treated, two cattle panels make the round sides, conduit frame for the rest, poly tarp, grass matts and round bale wrapping material. I will send you a private message and if you want to reply with your email address I will send all the pictures I have. Chief

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