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#446805 - 10/14/07 08:19 AM Re: Cheap and easy trails [Re: ]
Radar
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I used to make the reflective markers out of the 2" tape , cut in half lengthwise , then cut into 1/2" strips . The end result was hundreds of 1/2"x1" strips that I used tacks to attach to trees .
Now I don't bother ,and use Bright Eyes that I buy on sale at Walmart and the end of the season . \:D
As for keeping others off the trail , I might put a marker on the oppostire side of a road ,along with a few decoy tacks to lead them away from my stand .
I never put any tacks close to a road , and limit the useage in open areas . I also mark my tree with two tacks . I have never had a person find my trees I marked that I know of .


Edited by Radar (10/14/07 08:19 AM)
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#450183 - 10/15/07 08:39 PM Re: Cheap and easy trails [Re: Radar]
Mossy Rack
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I Know Im getting in on this a little late but I will definately
use the tape Thanks for the tip Droptine33
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#455563 - 10/18/07 11:14 AM Re: Cheap and easy trails [Re: HOOK]
CZ284
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Registered: 10/30/06
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Good idea- when you put the tape on the clothespins do you put it on both sides? That way you they'd be visible from either side, which is a big drawback in using tacks. Did I miss that in the initial suggestion?
Thanks.

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#458430 - 10/19/07 09:59 PM Re: Cheap and easy trails [Re: CZ284]
Knothead
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Registered: 08/11/03
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Loc: Middle TN

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 Originally Posted By: CZ284
Good idea- when you put the tape on the clothespins do you put it on both sides? That way you they'd be visible from either side, which is a big drawback in using tacks. Did I miss that in the initial suggestion?
Thanks.


CZ, yes, I put tape on both sides.
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