The Owls in the Box Blind thread

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  1. IowaBowHunter1983

    IowaBowHunter1983 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Starting a new thread so as to not "pollute" the contest thread any further. Will post updates here.
     
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    IowaBowHunter1983 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    That is rad! Cool to see what happens on the night shift

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    I have always thought the faces on those things were creepy AF. Cool pics!
     
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    Very cool. Owl pellets scent cover! Thanks for sharing.
     
  7. IowaBowHunter1983

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    Hope this works. I put rubber gloves on and moved a bunch of their trash and dead mice and voles to the new house. Built it out of scrap today, set pole in ground 4' with concrete. Hopefully ok in the wind. Dimensions of box/entrance per Iowa DNR website. Trail cam mounted to box blind facing owl box. We shall see???? [​IMG]

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    What did you do with the egg?
     
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    sep0667 Land of the Whitetail

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    Did you leave a window open? Mine is sealed up pretty tight.
     
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    The Owls of Madison County!
    Decorah Eagles has nothing on these guys. Start a web cam and the views will come
     
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    Moved it to new box. It was just laying on floor of box blind.... In a different spot than yesterday..... Not in a nest?
     
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    My owl house was made far easier!!! Buddy accidentally shot his gun through window & continued to "not fix it". Real treat! Those blinds, a summer of owls - OMG!!!!!!!!!!! That's some nasty stuff!!!
    Those eggs look delicious! Are you selling any curb-side at your stand? Gotta pay the bills & great lil business!
     
  14. IowaBowHunter1983

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    Left all the windows open about 2" to try to air it out. It STINKS! Hauled my generator and shop vac out there and cleaned up all the poop. May have to replace all the carpet.
     
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    Reading some literature. I think I need to go dump shop vac collection (poop) into new box. That is their "nest". Gross.
     
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    Ahh, the things a mother will do for her owlets. :) :)

    I would absolutely remove that carpet AND spray down the affected area with a bleach solution...otherwise, this summer heat will cook that crap and you will be sorry when you go to sit in it this fall.
     
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    I'm not Owl guy and maybe you posted someplace else, but aren't those Barn Owls?

    An endangered species in Iowa............

    I’m guessing the fine would be much similar to you relocating a bald eagle nest because you didn’t want them nesting on your box blind......
     
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  18. IowaBowHunter1983

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    .....need not worry. They are super comfy and taken over their new box made just for them. Super cool! [​IMG]

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    Quick video. Didn't want to get too close and scare them out.



    All good in the owl hood!

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    goatman I hunt days ending in Y

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    That's pretty cool that they took to their new home so fast. Raised a orphan barred owl once several years ago. He was free till he got on a transformer. Could eat 5 mice in one meal.
     
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    That is way freaking cool! Good idea to make them an owl lodge next to the blind, kudos to you!
     
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