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    New to ak and I was wondering what ak regs on setting up a "permanent" blind. I'm think half sheet plywood on some stilts size wise. I m not looking at dropping thousands of dollars just something to get my feet out of the cold water

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    Forget it more or less! On the Palmer Hay flats for example which is state land, they have been burning blinds for the last few years. Some of the blinds were there for 30 years or more or at least part of them were. Remember, that the agenda for Alaska is one big tourist park. Even though blinds are allowed on the East coast that has 1000 times the population density of AK, blinds are a not go here in most places as far as I can determine. This is just the policy and everything else related to it seems just an excuse. In some ways I can see that some blinds are not so good as it changes birds established flight patterns that may be very old and good for hunting. It also lures some to hunt the blind area as they believe "It must be good" and cork the blind hunters off. But, in the end, it just seems nuts that in a place that is so new, low number of hunters and has a scant history of waterfowling, that such a policy is in place and/or enacted, and/or enforced.
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    New to ak and I was wondering what ak regs on setting up a "permanent" blind. I'm think half sheet plywood on some stilts size wise. I m not looking at dropping thousands of dollars just something to get my feet out of the cold water

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    I would go for it just don't make it blatantly obvious. Construct it at night. What's the worst thing that can happen they possibly might burn it. I don't think they would waste their time on what you plan on building


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    So if someone builds a "Permanent" blind are they laying claim to that hunting spot? I think it is a bad idea unless they are all open to the first person to arrive and set up decoys each morning. There should be no laying claim to state land. Sounds like it could easily lead to confrontations between hunters.

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    There are a few blinds on the Kenai flats. They are first come first serve.
    Most are just made with local driftwood etc.
    There have been a few altercations over the years and troopers have been called to difuse arguments.
    I think as long as you are not building/leaving a rotten worthless blind full of garbage out there I would not care. I am not sure on the regs but would guess it is not allowed.
    If you do build one be prepared to find others using it and move on if that happens.
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    There are already confrontations when you have people stashing decoys at a spot and they feel that it's theirs. Or when people throw out decoys and leave them over night claiming "their spot". I built blinds all over mn and it just makes it easier. If some one beats me big deal I get up earlier next time. Like it was said if you build it. It becomes
    Public. Just make sure you beat every one to the spot


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    The trick is to camo it well enough that nobody else can see it and find it. I remember the first time I hunted a lake on the flats, this was when I didn't know the local rules, etc so I decided to go out the day before and set up my deks and blind, etc. I put it well back into some thick reeds where I had to follow a opening in. Well, next morning, opening day, it took me nearly a hour to find my deks, imagion that, wasted a hour of first light opening day trying to find my set up, people shooting all around me. I was compleatly turned around backwards. funny when i think back on it, but not funny then. Bud
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    Maybe someone should purpose something like what is done for bear bait stations,no bait of course.
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    Thank for the input everyone. I only got one more season left so the prospects of spending the time and money on a blind are a little far fetched. I have seem some blinds out there and I wasn't sure on the regs. People seem to be awful trusting to leave hundreds of dollars in decoys out in the water all the time. I guess I just don't trust people.

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