blaze orange caps for ground blinds?

Discussion in 'Deer Hunting' started by Believer, Nov 6, 2007.

  1. Believer

    Believer New Member

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    Ok, guys I'm hoping someone can help me here. I need to come up with something for my blind. I know Ameristep makes caps, but they are blaze camo and that is not allowed in IL. It has to be solid blaze. Last year I strung some cheapie vests around the top of the blind, but that's pretty lame. :embarassed:

    thanks!

    Eric
     
  2. Whistler

    Whistler Well-Known Member

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    You talking Caps as in a hat? Wal-mart here sells cheap blaze orange hats and Bait Pro Shops also sells them. The have the Redhead Logo on them, but here that's OK. If you're talking about a cap for the blind, find a shop that sells sewing material and make one. I think even Wal-mart has blaze orange material in their sewing department. Take just a few minutes to stitch it up to make a top for a blind I'd think.
     

  3. bluejay

    bluejay Well-Known Member

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    I just cut up some old vest and sewed a large square a t the top on each side so it can be seen from all directions.
     
  4. bootshowl

    bootshowl New Member

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    Hey Eric, I could be wrong, but in Indiana the blaze orange requirements are for what you wear. The camo orange doesn't meet the requirements, but it's not illegal....so if you had on a solid vest or cap, and used camo orange on your blind, you'd be legal and safe. Some of the guys here wear camo orange, with a solid cap, and it's legal. Lots of the stores, including BPS are selling it, even with it not meeting the legal requirement. Guys are doing what makes them feel safe.
     
  5. bluejay

    bluejay Well-Known Member

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    In Mo. for reg gun season you have to wear orange vest and hat. I just put the squares on to help (people) see the blind. I know from experience those walls won't stop a bullet.
     
  6. Believer

    Believer New Member

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    Yes, I meant a top for the blind. I hadn't thought about making one, I may try that.

    Thanks!
     
  7. Believer

    Believer New Member

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    Unfortunately, I have to have solid blaze where i'm hunting...

    From the IL hunting regs:

    • Blaze Orange Requirement – Ground Blinds on
    Public Hunting Areas. It is unlawful to use or occupy
    a ground blind during any firearm deer season
    on public land unless at least 400 square inches of
    solid vivid blaze orange material is securely
    attached to the uppermost portion of the blind and
    a substantial amount of orange is visible for 360
    degrees

    Eric
     
  8. Kutter

    Kutter New Member

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    You are quite correct! What I have a hard time understanding is that while MDC is so strict on the blaze not being camo blaze, they do allow you to climb into a blind that has no blaze showing. Makes no sense to me. In the meantime, I hang an extra vest on a nearby tree.
    Now that sounds like a story we all want to hear.
     
  9. bluejay

    bluejay Well-Known Member

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    Story not as bad as it sounds. A friend was shooting out of his blind last year with a scoped rifle. No blind in the scope but it was in front of his rifle barrel. The look on his face was priceless.:misdoubt::oops:
     
  10. dougc

    dougc Active Member

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    Got to be careful when you're bowhunting too, cause the sights are up higher than the arrow. First thing that comes to mind as I'm drawing back!
     
  11. Todd Strong

    Todd Strong Active Member

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    That would be my recommendation of going to a fabric shop. But I don't sew so I would have to use saftey pins.
     
  12. charlestoncatman

    charlestoncatman New Member

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    that seems strange to have to put hunter orange on a blind, im taking my 11 yr old dau. out next week for her first hunt, we are using a blind, i never would have thought of putting orange onthe blind itself though.
     
  13. plainsman

    plainsman New Member Supporting Member

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    ya could try a space / survival blanket, I got one silver on one side, and blaz de orange on the other, also fairly waterproof in case its rainin. another idea is some orange safety fence around the blind, it don't stop bullets, but it helps visibility, and I guess I'd rather stand out, than absorb bullets
     
  14. MRR

    MRR New Member

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    Go to the lumber yard get you some of those Orange Transportation Flags they use to transport big Equipment and sew them together. Best of luck and no matter what stay SAFE out there.
     
  15. xringer3

    xringer3 New Member

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    NOW THAT'S FUNNY!!!!!!!!!!!! It's always alot more funny when someone doesn't get hurt! However, I'm surprised it hasn't happened to me yet!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Sounds like something I'd do.:eek:oooh:
     
  16. Grimpuppy

    Grimpuppy New Member

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    Can you paint squares on the blind? There are places that sell blaze orange paint.
     
  17. River_monster91

    River_monster91 New Member

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    maybe find an orange tarp and cut it to the size you need and sew it on there( i would just duck tape it on there):wink: