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Contributors to this thread:
Paul@thefort 09-May-20
Paul@thefort 09-May-20
Nick Muche 09-May-20
JohnMC 09-May-20
Bou'bound 10-May-20
Paul@thefort 10-May-20
Paul@thefort 10-May-20
leftee 10-May-20
Medicinemann 10-May-20
WV Mountaineer 10-May-20
Paul@thefort 10-May-20
Rut Nut 10-May-20
Paul@thefort 10-May-20
t-roy 10-May-20
badbull 10-May-20
Paul@thefort 10-May-20
Paul@thefort 10-May-20
Paul@thefort 12-May-20
APauls 12-May-20
Nick Muche 12-May-20
Teeton 12-May-20
Glunt@work 12-May-20
From: Paul@thefort
09-May-20

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A COMMON THREAD RUNS THROUGH

From: Paul@thefort
09-May-20
So what might the subjects of these three pictures have in common? Turkey hunting in western Colorado.

From: Nick Muche
09-May-20
You could have shot the blind, the decoys and the bear but that’s not possible in Colorado since they are ridiculous enough to not have a spring bear season.

From: JohnMC
09-May-20
Is there spray paint on the bear we can’t see?

From: Bou'bound
10-May-20
the blind is blind the turkeys are not real and can not see either the bear has glaucoma and is also blind

so the common thread is they are all "blind"

From: Paul@thefort
10-May-20

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From: Paul@thefort
10-May-20

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From: leftee
10-May-20
Spring colors for one thing.Browns/greens.

From: Medicinemann
10-May-20
Did the bear chew on the blind, and the decoy?

10-May-20
I'm guessing that is it Jake. Those dirty suckers love to tear down binds and, chew on things made from foam

From: Paul@thefort
10-May-20

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time to repair two broken rod/hubs, bear damage
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time to repair two broken rod/hubs, bear damage
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tooth holes
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tooth holes
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no, not elk antler holes. NOT MY PICTURE
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no, not elk antler holes. NOT MY PICTURE
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all in all, a least 7 bite and claw rips in blind plus the broken rod hub. All can be repaired as I am doing now.
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all in all, a least 7 bite and claw rips in blind plus the broken rod hub. All can be repaired as I am doing now.

From: Rut Nut
10-May-20
Hope they were not being used at the time! ;-)

From: Paul@thefort
10-May-20
SO, the common thread to this story is that a Colorado bear decided to visit my turkey blind and turkey decoys and have his way with them.

Tricia and I arrived at our western Colorado camping spot last week, and set up the tent only 1/2 mile from where I had killed a few toms in the past. That late afternoon, I hiked to the meadow/pond and set up the blind and placed out the 4 decoys so I would be ready at first light the next morning. As I approached the next AM in the gathering light, I see that the blind and been collapsed. I thought, the wind might have blown it over but there was no wind that night or this morning.. I looked where I had left the jake and hen decoy set up ( I had placed the other two hen decoys in the blind) but they were not where I had set them up. I did find the hen decoy (with tooth holes) 100 ft away but no Jake decoy. Later I found it 200 yards away as pictured. I returned to the blind where I found the damaged blind and even one of the hen decoys had teeth holes. All can be fixed as I have a few spare rods and hubs.

Yep, bear/blind/decoys, a common thread connected them all together. My best, Paul

From: t-roy
10-May-20
Good thing you weren’t in the blind at the time.....for the bear!! You might have to exact a little payback this fall, Paul!

From: badbull
10-May-20
Paul, did you give Medicinemann the win ? If so, what was the prize for this one ? Hope that you are able to repair the damage.......badbull

From: Paul@thefort
10-May-20
Bob, Jake got my highest praise as a prize. That has to be worth something.

So just finished patching with 12 patches in all. Used 7m spray on adhesive and camo cloth. Then use sprayed on camo paint to finish. Added a new rod hub, and touched up the blind and also did some touch up on the older T-2 blind. All is good for another year.

Troy, I hear ya. my best, Paul

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10-May-20

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From: Paul@thefort
12-May-20
Well I am heading out again with my repaired jake decoy tomorrow, bears or no bears.

From: APauls
12-May-20
Bears love blinds almost as much as gas cans and trail cams.

From: Nick Muche
12-May-20
Bears have made Double Bull and other ground blind manufacturers millions. I think it’s a conspiracy.

From: Teeton
12-May-20
A couple of years ago I was out trying to roost a bird. I had a bird sound off and know the area well. I set my blind up that nigh and was going to return in the morning to hunt. Well that morning I got to where I set it up and it was gone. I was like sun bitch someone stole my blind. And in the dark. Well as it got light I saw something dark and out of place. Well I started to walk over to it and as I got closer I noticed it was my blind.

Well a bear had grabbed it ripped one side pretty good and dragged it about a hundred fifty yards. Didnt think at the time of taking a picture of it, wish I did. Well after a fair amount of repairs it's almost as good as it was. Ed

From: Glunt@work
12-May-20
They are also fond of 3d targets and ATV seats.

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