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A buddy and myself just built a couple blinds using pallets, some long branches, some fencing, wire, and a little burlap. The thing is that we got kind of excited building them and made them so big, it was kind of hard to conceal. The one is probably 4'X6' with the fencing around the bottom to hold reeds. We planted the long branches in the swamp, one for each corner of the blind. We used these long branches and some sticks and wire to frame up a top for the blind, and layed the burlap over the top.

My question is, the burlap pattern is like a dark brown hardwoods pattern. It really sticks out in the mess of green reeds. When the weather gets cold and the reeds start to turn light brown, it will still stick out. I took some brush and put it on top over the burlap to try to break it up a little but am worried that it just looks to odd. From the sky I'm sure it just looks like a brushpile in the weeds, but should I be concerned? The blind will cover us almost completly. So it's not like the ducks will see us in there, it just looks out of place. I think we should just take the top off but my buddy seems to think otherwise. What do you guys think??

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I think it will be fine, just cut some reeds or grass like it when you go out there, although from 50-100+ yards away, & put that on top or work it in. I built one without a top out of pallets, including the floor with I screwed plywood on top of. I still need to elevate the seats a little more to see better over the pallets.

I think it depends on your spot as to whether it needs a top in my opinion. We're setup along the river & the birds often pass behind us or buzz by. We don't get many that actually come into the dekes, so we want the ability to shoot behind us & swing a lot, as few shots will be right in front. If there's tall cover behind you & the birds won't likely come from behind you than I can see where the top would be an advantage to hide you more without impeding your shooting. Also in our case most of the birds we see are pretty low, which decreases the need for a top.

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When we made a blind we tried the same kind of thing. When we walked around to the other side of the pond, it stuck out like a sore thumb. We added branches and sticks as best we could and did alright for the year. The following year we put up fast grass and it looks very good and have done just as well with the ducks and geese.

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