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What's a good, but inexpensive layout blind?
« on: December 02, 2017, 05:15:39 PM »
Getting back into waterfowl hunting, and looks like we really need layout blinds to hunt some of the spots we want to hunt. Any suggestions for something around the $200 or less price range? I need to order one ASAP, probably tonight if I can figure out which one to get. Either that or if Cabelas has anything decent I can pick one up in Lacey tomorrow.

Years ago when I was really into duck hunting there was no such thing as layout blinds, so I really have no clue what to look for. We'll be hunting the west side and no dog if that makes a difference.

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Re: What's a good, but inexpensive layout blind?
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2017, 05:38:06 PM »
I've been thinking I should get one for my beach hunting, then I wouldn't be so tide dependent to get the water near where I can hide.

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Re: What's a good, but inexpensive layout blind?
« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2017, 06:14:22 PM »
I have the older version of this and it's been great: http://www.cabelas.com/product/Cabelas-Northern-Flight-Ultimate-Plus-Layout-Blind/2012905.uts?slotId=1

With that said, my next blind will be one from Momarsh as we seem to be hunting water mostly.

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Re: What's a good, but inexpensive layout blind?
« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2017, 07:30:21 PM »
I picked up one from the Bargain Cave for cheap and it works great.  I can't see spending a ton on one as they are all about the same, a sack you lay in.  The more complicated the doors and more plastic involved, the greater the chance for breakage.  If you are going to use it 20 times a season in below freezing, it may make sense to spend some more, but for the casual hunter, ease of setup and price would be what I look for.

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Re: What's a good, but inexpensive layout blind?
« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2017, 08:32:24 PM »
I am a diehard rigemright fan, but I know that tanglefree is giving some major discounts over the next few days for their 12 days of Christmas sale. Keep an eye out, I think for black Friday I saw their layout blind on sale for less than 200
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Re: What's a good, but inexpensive layout blind?
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Re: What's a good, but inexpensive layout blind?
« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2017, 06:53:20 AM »
Buddy had  a zero gravity. Looked like a pain in the ass to set up. Theres a couple in the bargain cave in lacey, I think theyre 30% off of what the sticker says on them.

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Re: What's a good, but inexpensive layout blind?
« Reply #7 on: December 03, 2017, 12:00:50 PM »
Also the zero gravity has no floor to "keep it cleaner than most" it says. What bull! Having a floor is nice. So what if it gets dirty, its less dirty than the muddy ground
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Re: What's a good, but inexpensive layout blind?
« Reply #8 on: December 03, 2017, 12:27:13 PM »
Well I like multi purpose hunting gear.
If I were looking for a layout I would go this route.
More money but a ton more options.

If you are going the no floor option like the zero. I would get a preadator chair and camo cloth. Lot cheaper.

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I don't like to lay down on my back , no layout for me.
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Re: What's a good, but inexpensive layout blind?
« Reply #9 on: December 03, 2017, 12:37:32 PM »
@bobcat I have a 4 different ones you can try if you'd like to help you pick one.

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Re: What's a good, but inexpensive layout blind?
« Reply #10 on: December 03, 2017, 06:04:46 PM »
Thanks for the opinions everyone, and thanks for the offer duckgtr. That would have been awesome if I had more time. I went ahead and ordered a Zero Gravity from Amazon. It was $169 with free shipping so that's about the cheapest deal I could find. I'll just have to see how I like not having a floor. In the YouTube video I watched setup looked simple. The only difficult part might be staking it out. But, reality might be different than what I saw on the video. I'll find out soon. Supposed to arrive no later than the 14th.

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Re: What's a good, but inexpensive layout blind?
« Reply #11 on: December 03, 2017, 07:23:17 PM »
I hunt a fair amount and the northern flight is nice and roomy, I'm 6'4 240ish, and still have room for extra bags, jackets/ pillows,  dead birds, more less their roomy. Also very ready to set up, with their snap together poles. Plus a ton of spots to put brush/ corn in.

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Re: What's a good, but inexpensive layout blind?
« Reply #12 on: December 03, 2017, 08:08:06 PM »
Do you guys using these have a dog?  Where do they hide?

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Re: What's a good, but inexpensive layout blind?
« Reply #13 on: December 03, 2017, 09:25:10 PM »
My guy has a Tanglefree doggy blind that is grassed up just like my field blind. Keeps him out of the wind, and it keeps him from snapping his head around and watching the birds on the swing...

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Re: What's a good, but inexpensive layout blind?
« Reply #14 on: December 04, 2017, 06:32:49 AM »
A tarp.

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Re: What's a good, but inexpensive layout blind?
« Reply #15 on: December 04, 2017, 07:17:25 AM »
Do you guys using these have a dog?  Where do they hide?
I have a mut but kind of a camo foldable igloo for the dog.

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Re: What's a good, but inexpensive layout blind?
« Reply #16 on: December 06, 2017, 07:48:32 AM »
Do you guys using these have a dog?  Where do they hide?

Dog get's his own hut.  I wouldn't recommend trying to put a dog in the blind with you.  It will end with you getting pissed unless you have an extremely well trained dog.  You also don't want to be shooting over it's head all morning.
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Re: What's a good, but inexpensive layout blind?
« Reply #17 on: December 06, 2017, 09:39:46 AM »
Check our Roger's Sporting Goods.  I purchased a few of the goose buster blinds.  They have worked well for myself and the boys.  Still like my FA Pro-Guide Eliminators the best, but they are a lot of work to carry out.
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Re: What's a good, but inexpensive layout blind?
« Reply #18 on: December 07, 2017, 07:17:15 AM »
I currently have a Rogers Goosebuster that I like.  I have also owned Final Approach and Avery Finisher blinds, which were good also.

We hunt shoreline along a river that drops 11' from summer pool level.  A layout for both humans and the dog is critical.  The dog stays in a Mutt Hut type of dog enclosure and only breaks when it sees birds falling from the sky.  The dog blind is usually placed up by the weed line maybe 60-80 yards behind us.  The birds do not focus on the dog.  After retrieves are made the dog kennels back into her blind.

We have snow covers for our layout blinds and dog blind.  When the snow falls and you have a cover on you really disappear and the advantage is even more in our favor.

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Re: What's a good, but inexpensive layout blind?
« Reply #19 on: December 07, 2017, 08:06:32 AM »
any pictures of your setup?

 

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