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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 12-03-2019, 07:21 PM Thread Starter
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Bear Liked My Blind!!

Put out a new Rhino 75 ground blind last Tuesday during Regular Bear Season. When I got to blind this past Saturday(Deer Opener)a bear punched paws through roof & splintered fiberglass support rods. Likely when the fiberglass rods cracked it spooked bear or he would of totally destroyed blind. Was looking forward to give him a "friendly greeting" last 2 days but no luck!

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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 12-03-2019, 07:30 PM
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That will teach you not to fry bacon in your blind!

Oh well, it gives it character.
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Gorilla Tape time.
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I bought driveway markers from Home Depot. The fiberglass rods are the same diameter as the rods used in the blind and a few inches longer. The cost about $5.00. They even have end caps like the blind rods.

To patch holes I use camo duct tape on the inside and outside. The tape sticks to the blind and to itself.

BTW get that bear before he ends up over this way.
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maybe he wanted to check it out and got scared away.
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maybe he wanted to check it out and got scared away.
You might be right. I heard bears have a problem finding blind doors...….come to think about it so do I.
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I feel your pain, Loggy. I've lost so many blinds to PA bears that I no longer set them out in advance. They just can't seem to resist them. I've actually considered setting a stand 15 - 20 yards from the blind and using the blind as the attractant. I once arrowed a 500 + pound PA bruin that passed by the side of my blind at five feet. It could've been real ugly if he would've decided to trash the blind with me inside of it.
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Blinds and trail cams....I think bears bought shares of stock with manufacturers of both.
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I bought driveway markers from Home Depot. The fiberglass rods are the same diameter as the rods used in the blind and a few inches longer. The cost about $5.00. They even have end caps like the blind rods.

To patch holes I use camo duct tape on the inside and outside. The tape sticks to the blind and to itself.

BTW get that bear before he ends up over this way.
Thanks Dogface. Made a mental note of that!! Already ordered a new set of fiberglass blind supports at $20 which Rhino ships free. Must be a popular item. As Loridr mentioned.....it's Gorilla tape time too!!
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I feel your pain, Loggy. I've lost so many blinds to PA bears that I no longer set them out in advance. They just can't seem to resist them. I've actually considered setting a stand 15 - 20 yards from the blind and using the blind as the attractant. I once arrowed a 500 + pound PA bruin that passed by the side of my blind at five feet. It could've been real ugly if he would've decided to trash the blind with me inside of it.
WOW TBrom!! That's a lil too close for comfort. It must be an odor the blind gives off that attracts them??
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