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Show me your Hides.

Discussion in 'Gun Gallery' started by oOoNotexXxBoomoOo, Jan 19, 2009.

  1. oOoNotexXxBoomoOo

    oOoNotexXxBoomoOo Active Member

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    thinking about making my own hide and was wondering what one might look like. so post your hides here and give out some of your tricks, tips, and ideas please :)
     
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    I have researched crows for many a year now, mostly observing the with binoculars, they will spot a un-natural hide a mile off, the best advice I can give you is, go for ever greens, i.e. holly bushes, conifers, Ivy .... watch these areas with a pair of binoculars, you need to know "on any given day" the flight path of crows ...then you can think of where you are going to put your hide (I use a camo net, that mimics the evergreen) in front of, or behind the ever green that you have chosen or have of the above ...then you need something to take there minds off, any little movement you may do in your hide, I use the hawk I made Check out my profile, just click on my name, look at my album (please, don't ask me to make you one, I can barley use my hand at the moment) ...there is one hawk type deek on the market at the moment that looks like mine, anyway if you are shooting with a airgun, you also need a very tall tree at the same location, for the crows to land in, because when there wind up, they don't land on the ground, they will land in the tallest tree, and crow/squawk while rocking back and forth ...then its down to your marksmanship.
    hope this helps you. :up::D
    Andy.
     
  3. oOoNotexXxBoomoOo

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    very nice work! i loved the decoy. is the whole thing made out of wood and paint? and where would you place it? was it in like a tree or on the ground?
     
  4. andyhawkx3

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    Its made from wire mesh and paper ma-shay (paper mixed with PVA glue) ...you would put the decoy about 40yds/meters from your hide, but in full view of the tallest tree when using a airgun, but if using a shotgun 12/20g or even a 410g you can put it on the ground, pee's the crows off even more if you put a dead crow in front of it, they go bananas ....I have put just 1 decoy out, and had 6 shot guns working, and everyone of the shooters have been overwhelmed by how good a day they have had with just "1" deek pulling the crows in ...are you a good artist, Have a go;):D
     
  5. oOoNotexXxBoomoOo

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    so did you like shape the wires to the form of a hawk and then use the paper mesh to mold around it and finally paint the details on or what?
     
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    never made a hide? on the sights where i can get my old van i simply park it up crack the rear doors a few inches and lay in the back,any where i cant get my van and im not stalking i have my old snippers matt and simply lay it over me.
     
  7. simply james

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    i put my hide up to match the surrounding landscape,i also put it up 3 month before im going to use it on my big shoot ,so the wildlife get used to it as well,i get in nice and soon and waite for the fun to begin,dont just put something up and use it the next day there not daft and memorise everything around them,crows are the wisest ive found
     
  8. andyhawkx3

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    Here you go ...:D
    View attachment 1362
     
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    I'd love to show you a picture of my hide but I can't find it! :eek:
     
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    that good is it mate
     

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