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Success in Blinds

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This weekend how many of you guys or gals are going to be hunting out of a blind? Do you have much success out of them. I have this spot where there is a trail but there are no trees for at least about 35-40 yards away and i dont really want to take that long of a shot. Just wanted to hear some other thoughts.

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Is there lots of tall grass around? Try and sink it into that if so. Let's hear some more about the terrain you'll place it in? I usually brush mine in in the woods and see a lot of deer. Camoing it and scent control are the biggest factors in my book.

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there is a clearing and then a bottle neck that is where the trail is and then another clearing. the trail runs through my land and into a neighbors field. all the trees near the trail are slanted. it is like a swamp type enviornment, tall grass. I am leaning towards setting up on the edge of the farmers field next to mine, that ways i dont have to walk into where they bed down.

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I love ground blinds. Well, I dont really like heights though....

I shot a deer opening day last year at 5 yds in my Double Bull. It walked right at the blind, and turned right in front of it. I love that thing!

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I have and love a Double Bull Blind. I agree with the other guys about brushing them in and it seems to help if you let the deer get used to them before hunting them (a few days). They are my favorite when it is really windy (be sure to stake it down) or when it is raining. Also a great way to introduce a younger person to hunting. Most can easily fit two so you can be right there with them the whole time.

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If you can, set the blind up a couple of days before you hunt, if the wind is wrong leave the area alone. When hunting from a blind the same day it is set up, I have pretty good reults using a decoy in a bedded position facing the direction the deer are most likely to come from, seems to relax them. If your blind is going to be in the open at all make sure your windows are camo of some type. The old Lightning blind I had the windows were black mesh which seemed to freek out the deer that aproached.I upgraded to a newer blind before last season and the video that came with the blind confirmed my observations about the black window mesh. If you have the black mesh you will need to brush in the blind, or replace the mesh with camo.

If you plan on moving the blind alot, it can save some time on the morning or evening of the hunt to pick your spots in advance and prep the site for the blind, clear any brush and pick up the sticks and leaves on the site in an area a little bigger than the blind.

I hunt in farm country with out a lot of trees and the new blinds rock for hunting the center of sections where fencelines converge and where beans and corn are next to each other. hunting near rock piles that are overgrown with weeds and small trees is another hot spot for blinds. Trails between sloughs and cornfields is another good spot for a blind.

Like any part of bow hunting there is a learning curve involved when using a blind or any other new hunting accessory. I have had deer spook from blinds and the next week they walk right by with out giving it a second look.

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All good advice! I would try and blend in with the grass then. Maybe you could get some of the natural grass and afix it to your blind somehow or buy some of that duckhunting reed grass and attach it. I've seen that done in such environments before and the blind almost disappears into the landscape. Good luck!

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