If you’re a duck hunter, you know how important it is to have a good blind. A duck canoe blind can provide excellent concealment and mobility on the water. In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to make a duck canoe blind that will help you bag more birds this season.
Before we get started, let’s gather the materials we’ll need for this project. You’ll need:
- Camouflage burlap or netting
- PVC pipes (1 inch diameter)
- PVC elbows and tees
- Zip ties or cordage
- Duck tape
- Scissors or knife to cut burlap/netting and PVC pipes
Step 1: Build the Frame
The first step in making your duck canoe blind is to build the frame. Take your PVC pipes and cut them into the following lengths:
- 4 pieces at 8 feet long (these will be the sides of your blind)
- 4 pieces at 3 feet long (these will be the top and bottom crossbars)
- 4 pieces at 2 feet long (these will be the supports for your crossbars)
Once you have all of your pieces cut, assemble your frame using PVC elbows and tees. Use zip ties or cordage to secure all connections.
Step 2: Add Camouflage Burlap/Netting
Now that you have your frame built, it’s time to add some camouflage burlap or netting. This will help conceal your blind from ducks flying overhead.
Start by measuring out enough burlap/netting to cover each side of your blind. Cut the burlap/netting to size and attach it to your frame using zip ties or cordage. Make sure to leave enough slack in the burlap/netting so that it hangs down and provides plenty of coverage.
Step 3: Create a Door
To make it easier to get in and out of your blind, create a door using additional burlap/netting. Cut a piece of burlap/netting that’s slightly larger than the opening you want for your door. Attach the burlap/netting to your frame using zip ties or cordage along three sides, leaving one side open for your door.
Step 4: Add Final Touches
Finally, add any final touches you want to your duck canoe blind. Use duck tape to reinforce any weak spots in the frame or cover any exposed PVC pipes. You can also add additional camo netting or brush around the outside of your blind to help it blend in even more.
With these simple steps, you can make a duck canoe blind that will help you stay concealed on the water and bag more birds this season. Remember, safety is always important when hunting from a boat, so make sure you always wear a life jacket and follow all boating laws and regulations in your area. Happy hunting!