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    hayhouse blind

    as a new waterfowler, part of the excitement is looking for new equipment. After considering the type of hunting i will be doing, mostly fields, as i dont have a boat or dog,lol, i started looking at layout blinds, but i'm kind of hesitant on them, as most of my hunting will be done with my brother, and we both have back troubles. While searching for layouts, i came across the Ameristep Hayhouse blind on sale at Cabelas, and decided to give it a shot.
    I recieved it yesterday, just in time for tomorrow's goose opening , and set it up today in my brothers field. First impressions are good, very easy to set up, only took me about 5 minutes, handy that it fits in its own backpack when folded down, quite light, wouldn't weigh any more than a layout would, and plenty of interior room for two men and their gear. Vision is fantastic, with windows in all sides, it's almost 360 degrees, and the shooting port opens really quickly with one pull. There are lots of straps to brush it up, and tie downs for windy conditions. All in all, I am quite impressed, and spent about an hour in it after I set it up, watching Mallards and Widgeons landing in front of me in between the goose decoys set up for tomorrow, so I am feeling confidant that the geese will not be spooked by it

    packed up

    set up, shooting port open

    interior

    grassed up and ready for tomorrow

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    Re: hayhouse blind

    Put a sheet of plywood on the floor so that stools won't puncture through.
    Looks good.

    My only qualm is that it ain't very portable when grassed up.
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    Re: hayhouse blind

    W use one looks and works great no need for PW on the floor(our 3rd season with ours). just use the stools with the U shapped legs NOT the tripods.
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    Re: hayhouse blind

    Thinking of getting one of these, how is it working? Is it easy to blend in with surrounding cover?

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    Re: hayhouse blind

    I haven't had much of a chance to use it yet this year, been working in Alberta, and I just got back, so I haven't had a chance to get out yet this year, but that is about to change I used it for about two weeks during spring goose season and it worked great, easy to blend in, so far I'm pretty happy with it. I will let you know in a few days how it works on ducks,lol

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    Re: hayhouse blind

    Ordered one up tonight off eBay should be here end of the week.

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    Re: hayhouse blind

    what i don't like about them is your gonna need to be set up on an edge of field,birds already weary of edges.cant beat a layout blind for many field set ups.

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    Re: hayhouse blind

    You quad is blowing your cover

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    Re: hayhouse blind

    Quote Originally Posted by adriaticum View Post
    You quad is blowing your cover
    do you just post on every thread that comes up?
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    Re: hayhouse blind

    Quote Originally Posted by kyleklassen View Post
    do you just post on every thread that comes up?
    Everything that interests me; and at this time most things interest me.

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