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Brush for a duck blind


Has anyone ever used palmetto leaves to brush their duck blinds? Looking for something new to brush the blind with and thinking about using some palmettos as a base while mixing in some cattails and possibly some sugar cane stalks.


Getting excited for big ducks just over a month away!







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Clyde Tipton
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palmetto leaves to brush their duck blinds


Yeah that's good because it covers square footage well.







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Capt ST
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Not sure if cane stalks are legal. Palmettos do fine as a base layer, turn brown but give you alot of coverage. I'd come back with roseaus and wax myrtles to fill in.





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Clyde Tipton
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wax myrtles to fill in.


I just started this thread, after he posted this one.






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BackInJena
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We all use pine tops for our brush. Doesn't make sense logically, but it is good cover and takes a while before it turns brittle.





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Ari BROld
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Wax myrtles can do you no wrong. That and some lucky Spanish moss along with a cedar tree or too.

I get a little too excited to brush






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REB BEER
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We used to use palmetto too for the fact that it didn't take many to get a good base and then cover with wax myrtle.

Until one hunt when a friend came with us and leaned over before sunrise and stuck one in his eye. He complained the entire hunt and sat there with his head down. We just called him a pussy and told him to suck it up. Brought his arse home and his gf brought him to the ER. Turns out he had a torn cornea. We felt like asses. On the 3 hour drive home, we made him drink to ease the pain, so when the gf took him to the ER, he was a slobbering drunk mess






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SaDaTayMoses
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Cedar trees. And "rozzos"






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fishfighter
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Has anyone ever used palmetto leaves to brush their duck blinds? Looking for something new to brush the blind with and thinking about using some palmettos as a base while mixing in some cattails and possibly some sugar cane stalks.


When building a blind, use what is in the area. If not, the blind will stick out big time.






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GetMoney11
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When building a blind, use what is in the area. If not, the blind will stick out big time.


This. Hilarious to see fast grass in a lake of nothing but pine tops






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fishfighter
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As to why build those hotel blinds. WTF are people thinking doing that? I when I see them. Sure, birds will come in to them, but once the season gets along, the "good" birds get smart quick.





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GetMoney11
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They get two days tops to shoot at a wood duck...if for some reason it comes near at all.

There is a blind on our lake that is at least 16' long and 12-14' out if the water. My uncle built a pretty big one last year but the holiday inn they built beats anything I've ever seen.






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34venture
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Eh, if a "hotel" blind is built properly and in the right spot it works just fine.





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GetMoney11
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Eh, if a "hotel" blind is built properly and in the right spot it works just fine.


Yep sunk in a rice field or the marsh. Not towering 20' in the air






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34venture
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Well the one we hunt aren't towering 20' in the air, just about 3-4'. This is also in timber, typical year about 1k ducks die little over half mallards





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GetMoney11
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Nothing wrong with that. Jelly, north east la?





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34venture
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Central





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fishfighter
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This is also in timber


Very big difference then building blinds in marsh or open waterways.






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guesswho
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what part? near catahoula?





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34venture
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Avoyelles





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