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getting out of the laydown blind. hay bale blinds

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I'm looking for feedback on the use of hay bale blinds in picked corn/ hay fields for Canadian geese. Do you have a favorite hay bale blind and why? Do the geese flare or avoid these if you do not have other bales in the field? decoy spread tips w/ haybale? I would be using one for two adult hunters. I know some will strongly reccomend laydown blinds and thanks for the tip but I am getting older and getting out of the lay down blinds. Any and all info is appreciated.

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Never used a bale blind myself, but if you can get permission in the fields you are hunting or have the means to do so, digging a pit to stand in is also a good option and an even better way to hide than a laydown blind. A guy I used to hunt with had an auger for his tractor that we used to make pits about chest deep. Awesome way to hunt for sure...

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First off Welcome to the HSO family gahancock glad to have you onboard the forums.

Alot of great knowledge in these forums.

I for one havent hunted from Haybale blinds but often thought they would work nice but I have heard some guys complain about them that they do flair the birds but my guess is that they would be great for early season then with anything the birds will get wary off them I have however shot birds standing/laying down next to real haybales so I dont see why they wouldnt work.

I also have had thoughts of building a blind that looks like a big rock, Ive seen geese standing on rocks out in a feild but I think this type of blind would me used more in a layout situation.

Hope you find some answers to help you out.

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There will always be days that some birds will work to haybale blinds, but more often than not they wise up to them pretty quick. If you are struggling to sit up in a layout blind, i suggest the springboard assembly for layout blinds from Rogers Sporting Goods.

http://store.rogerssportinggoods.com/servlet/-strse-2513/rogers%2C-rogers-sporting-goods%2C/Detail

not sure why i cant get the address to link, but just copy and paste it into the browser bar.

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