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Old 09-01-2019, 05:52 AM  
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I have been thinking of getting a pop-up blind for our mud boat. In the last 8 or so years we have used an aluminum hard blind and have some questions about actually using a pop-up style. For one are hey difficult to brush up and still be able to fold. The hard blind typically has so much brush zip tied to the outside It probably adds 100lbs to the blind. Second is can the blinds be driven in while up? We do not have a dog so most retrieves are done with the boat. And along with that is how mush time do they take to setup or tear down? Last any opinions and lessons learned you may have. Thanks
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This year I stepped away from my hard side blind and I will never, ever go back. Look into the beavertail blinds

https://www.explorebeavertail.com/pr...d-accessories/

Freaking love it. Fold no problem with 25 lbs of raffia, would fold no problem with 50. Super easy to grass and lots of straps for grassing.

As for driving with it up, why would you? Mine literally takes 2 seconds to swing up over you or drop it back down. No effort at all. Great wind blockage as well. Seriously best hunting decision I have made.
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If I ever have a boat blind again it will be a “Pop Up Blind” by these guys.

https://m.facebook.com/popupblind/

Here is their FB page couldn’t find their website after the nick search.

In my opinion no other way to go.
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If I ever have a boat blind again it will be a “Pop Up Blind” by these guys.

https://m.facebook.com/popupblind/

Here is their FB page couldn’t find their website after the nick search.

In my opinion no other way to go.
I have watched these blinds about 400 yards away from me with Binocs!
They really bitched at the boat ramp pulling out about how cold they were!
And yes they had heaters, if you are young I believe these blinds would be prefect.
If you have been beat up playing college football and have aches and many pains and need extra heat, have a hard side built for you!
Brent is a kid compared to me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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I have watched these blinds about 400 yards away from me with Binocs!
They really bitched at the boat ramp pulling out about how cold they were!
And yes they had heaters, if you are young I believe these blinds would be prefect.
If you have been beat up playing college football and have aches and many pains and need extra heat, have a hard side built for you!
Brent is a kid compared to me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Well Dean I am not sure what blind they had but we were never cold and usually hunted in our clothes with out coats and usually had our waders off also. Yes it got a little chilly when we popped the top to shoot but close it back up and absorb the heat. One day we launched and the truck thermometer said it was -1 degree. Now we did leave our coats on that day.
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Well Dean I am not sure what blind they had but we were never cold and usually hunted in our clothes with out coats and usually had our waders off also. Yes it got a little chilly when we popped the top to shoot but close it back up and absorb the heat. One day we launched and the truck thermometer said it was -1 degree. Now we did leave our coats on that day.
Brent remember I am old this was many years ago when these blinds were made I believe in Iowa or Nebraska, I am sure with today's heavy Cordura you should stay warm sure liked how they worked and traveled down the road.
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They were made in Madison NE and now are made in Columbus NE after a stint in Southern Iowa.

You aren’t that much older then me.
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I have an older steel frame popup blind. It works perfectly fine mine has a skirt that Velcros to the front and back of the blind. I usually put it on at the boat ramp before i put the boat in the water. doesn't take long to put on but still a pain. Folds up nice. When sitting in it setup it is a little short and my head hits the roof. I don't have any good pictures of it on this computer, but here a couple. Sorry about the sideways pics wasn't sure how to fix them..
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I have hunted out of those on the Platte and Riverton. Never had a problem with keeping warm. As long as you kept it shut up you stayed warm. I believe Jim was the guys name. He moved down to SE Iowa. Did he move back to Columbus?
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Yes, his name was Jim. He did move to southern Iowa not too far from you. I want to say he was west of Leon. He sold the business to a guy in Columbus who is a friend of a friend of mine. Never met the new owner though.

Those blinds in my opinion were the cats ass. Jim wouldn’t even make them stubble strops because you didn’t need them and you didn’t. We would set up on the edge of the cattails or whatever cover there was and just shoot the shit out of ducks and geese at 10 to 15 yards. Birds were feet down and wigs cupped when the shooting started.
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I looked into that blind years ago ended up with a Beavertail instead and it was quite a bit less expensive. Both blinds had great features to them.
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Yes, his name was Jim. He did move to southern Iowa not too far from you. I want to say he was west of Leon. He sold the business to a guy in Columbus who is a friend of a friend of mine. Never met the new owner though.

Those blinds in my opinion were the cats ass. Jim wouldn’t even make them stubble strops because you didn’t need them and you didn’t. We would set up on the edge of the cattails or whatever cover there was and just shoot the shit out of ducks and geese at 10 to 15 yards. Birds were feet down and wigs cupped when the shooting started.
We had a blind parked on a sand bar with nothing around it and birds still came in. Aw, the good old days... PS - I'm not that old.
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We had a blind parked on a sand bar with nothing around it and birds still came in. Aw, the good old days... PS - I'm not that old.
It’s still done that way ever year on the Missouri River
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