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#3454265 - 11/15/13 03:16 PM Shooting house question
bigquacks
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After you put up the house could you plant some honeysuckle around it and let it grow up the sides for camo? Let it grow all summer and then when season is about to start come in and cut the vines away from the windows. Just a thought.
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#3454328 - 11/15/13 03:58 PM Re: Shooting house question [Re: bigquacks]
iowavf
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Probably could. Mine sets out in the wide open and is tan in color and I only had it out for 10 days before season last year and had deer walk right by me. I didn't get a chance to brush it in and probably won't worry about it.
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#3454354 - 11/15/13 04:12 PM Re: Shooting house question [Re: iowavf]
Inkstainz
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I don't see why that wouldn't work for you.
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#3485833 - 12/05/13 02:50 PM Re: Shooting house question [Re: Inkstainz]
Crosshairy
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Keep in mind that the honeysuckle will attract various bees/wasps during the warmer months, which might also encourage them to nest inside. If you plant on any early season hunting out of it, you might want to reconsider.

In general, the idea of using a vine as camo seems pretty good, but I've never tried it. Not sure if the "creepers" sticking into the wood would cause it to degrade faster over time or not.
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#3485967 - 12/05/13 04:41 PM Re: Shooting house question [Re: Crosshairy]
feathersandfur2214
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Old artificial Christmas tree limbs work great for brushing one in.
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#3496057 - 12/11/13 02:08 PM Re: Shooting house question [Re: iowavf]
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 Originally Posted By: iowavf
Probably could. Mine sets out in the wide open and is tan in color and I only had it out for 10 days before season last year and had deer walk right by me. I didn't get a chance to brush it in and probably won't worry about it.
I agree,once its been there a while,they get used to it.
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#3525333 - 01/01/14 09:27 AM Re: Shooting house question [Re: feathersandfur2214]
duckriver
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 Originally Posted By: feathersandfur2214
Old artificial Christmas tree limbs work great for brushing one in.



We have done this several times too and it works. After about 3/4 years of leaving it out all year they will turn blue.
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#3534824 - 01/06/14 10:19 PM Re: Shooting house question [Re: Crosshairy]
Matador
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 Originally Posted By: Crosshairy
Keep in mind that the honeysuckle will attract various bees/wasps during the warmer months, which might also encourage them to nest inside. If you plant on any early season hunting out of it, you might want to reconside.

In general, the idea of using a vine as camo seems pretty good, but I've never tried it. Not sure if the "creepers" sticking into the wood would cause it to degrade faster over time or not.
set off a can of pressure insect spray like Raid. a couple of days before you use it.


Edited by Matador (01/06/14 10:22 PM)

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#3539611 - 01/09/14 07:28 PM Re: Shooting house question [Re: Matador]
bbuck14
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set off a can of pressure insect spray like Raid. a couple of days before you use it. [/quote]

X2 Works great on wasps and spiders and such.

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#3566281 - 01/29/14 10:12 AM Re: Shooting house question [Re: Matador]
Monroe
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 Originally Posted By: Matador
set off a can of pressure insect spray like Raid. a couple of days before you use it.


Then would you have to count on a few more days before the deer get used to the smell or is it gone in a couple of days?


Edited by Monroe (01/29/14 03:42 PM)
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#3573978 - 02/03/14 03:34 PM Re: Shooting house question [Re: Monroe]
Crosshairy
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If I'm going to have to spray chemicals all over my deer blind before hunting in it just to use some flowering vines for cover...I'm not going to use that type of cover.

What impact will it have on the deer? No idea, but I doubt it will be positive. I would stick to either a synthetic or evergreen-type covering. Honeysuckle grows pretty fast, and those little "roots" along the vine will grow into the wood, so it will increase the damage rate. Plant the honeysuckle away from your stand, because you don't really want the lead doe in a herd coming over for a snack while you are hunting, and then spooking the whole group off when they find you inside! \:\)
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#3575500 - 02/04/14 06:27 PM Re: Shooting house question [Re: Crosshairy]
1 good shot
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 Originally Posted By: Crosshairy
If I'm going to have to spray chemicals all over my deer blind before hunting in it just to use some flowering vines for cover...I'm not going to use that type of cover.

What impact will it have on the deer? No idea, but I doubt it will be positive. I would stick to either a synthetic or evergreen-type covering. Honeysuckle grows pretty fast, and those little "roots" along the vine will grow into the wood, so it will increase the damage rate. Plant the honeysuckle away from your stand, because you don't really want the lead doe in a herd coming over for a snack while you are hunting, and then spooking the whole group off when they find you inside! \:\)
iagree i wouldn't do t either

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#3576355 - 02/05/14 10:33 AM Re: Shooting house question [Re: 1 good shot]
CR500AFX
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My shooting house just sits in the edge of the woods along a field. It is not hidden or brushed in at all and I had deer and turkey within bow range numerous times this year. I put 1x8 hinged planks over the windows to keep bees out. The only place they build is under the roof eve and under the floor.
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