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Main Discussion Area => Shooting and Hunting => Topic started by: Kenneth on August 05, 2022, 02:55:10 pm

Title: Ground blind
Post by: Kenneth on August 05, 2022, 02:55:10 pm
Does anyone have a recommendation for a manufactured blind? Iím looking for something to take into public land to quickly set up and take down, and something I can draw my bow in or behind. I was considering just sitting on a small chair or bucket with a camo net setup in front of me but if someone knows of or uses a decent blind brand that just pops up I would pay for the convenience of that. I have brush blinds set up on my property and prefer that to manufactured but need something quick n easy for state land (plus they have rules about cutting brush). I would go with a climber stand but Iím not comfortable in a tree
Title: Re: Ground blind
Post by: PaSteve on August 05, 2022, 07:45:17 pm
Whitetails are hard to trick with pop-up blinds. They notice any little changes to their environment especially on public land that gets a lot of pressure. Unless it's brushed in it sticks out like a sore thumb to whitetails. With that said I know a few guys that have had success with Hidden Hunter Blinds. They're not cheap and I'm not sure if they're still being manufactured. Blinds with a flat-type roof seem to alert deer quicker so it's important to try and somehow brush in the roofline. Even some fake branches from a craft store pinned to the roof can help.
    If you ask me I think you'd have better success sitting still in a "comfortable" chair with a ghillie suit. If you're still and get the wind right a ghillie works great. Much better than a pop-up unless the pop-up is in place for at least a week or two and brushed in. I use a homemade ghillie and a Redneck Blind chair and have had deer as close as a few yards that never knew I was there. Getting off a shot is a totally different obstacle. Good luck. I hope whatever you choose to do brings you success.
Title: Re: Ground blind
Post by: Kenneth on August 15, 2022, 09:24:02 pm
Ok, Iím going to go with climber stand on state land and brush blinds with folding chair on my property
Title: Re: Ground blind
Post by: Eric Krewson on August 16, 2022, 08:28:26 am
If I find a good pinch point for a ground blind, I take some clippers and a little string and throw up a quickie blind out of leafy saplings. These blinds work very well, I leave some holes to shoot through and make a wall of vegetation. This blind is on a public hunting area but in a location I found that everyone had overlooked, the white oak hollow was hidden in a sea of planted pines about 20' tall.

Here is one in a natural funnel where a hollow pinched down from 50 yards wide to 15 yards wide.

(https://i.imgur.com/n6m6EpD.jpg)

This buck walked through the funnel and by the above pictured blind; I shot him at 7 yards with my osage self bow.

(https://i.imgur.com/ow0zbnx.jpg)



 

Title: Re: Ground blind
Post by: Kenneth on August 23, 2022, 09:45:20 am
Thatís a nice setup, nice buck. That is a lot like my blinds Iíve set up on my land, I put in a food plot in front of one of them
Title: Re: Ground blind
Post by: Eric Krewson on September 06, 2022, 03:59:17 pm
I did the same on a food plot I planted, I killed a small buck out of it. The second picture is a deer's view of me in my blind behind the dirt hump, you have to be invisible, I shot the buck a no more than 5 yards.

(https://i.imgur.com/KZRFCzY.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/CpPqHDy.jpg)

Again, shoot through holes in the blind.

(https://i.imgur.com/Sa7Ayau.jpg)

Title: Re: Ground blind
Post by: Kenneth on September 06, 2022, 07:35:54 pm
Thatís a great looking setup. Going out tomorrow morning to setup another one. Iíll probably just set up some stakes and camo net and stack a small amount of brush against it since I will likely have to move it depending on where deer coming in from. Iím just ballparking the location. After that I will want to set it up more like yours. I got my food plot planted, weather has been good for growing it.
Title: Re: Ground blind
Post by: Eric Krewson on September 08, 2022, 09:10:42 am
The blind pictured above is on a former log yard I turned into a food plot, then the dozer leveled the hill top it left dirt humps on the edges. I dug out the back side of the dirt humps and made a flat place for my chair. I made another similar blind on the other side of the plot for a different wind direction.

Another view of the plot, this deer nailed me, I moved when I should have stayed still.

(https://i.imgur.com/UJQCemI.jpg)





Title: Re: Ground blind
Post by: Kenneth on September 08, 2022, 11:15:54 pm
I like it. Chair sitting sounds ideal too, why not get comfortable.
Title: Re: Ground blind
Post by: Muleman on September 12, 2022, 11:28:40 am
i recommend a Barnett they are 80" tall about a 100 bucks,i have a primos its like 76" tall ground max its good to but not sure if its still made,both have the pop out hubs make them easy to set up fast,use a 2 wheel golf pull cart to haul the blind around works like a charm,i believe a game cart would also work great.Mule
Title: Re: Ground blind
Post by: Kenneth on September 12, 2022, 05:09:00 pm
Thanks muleman. I decided to go with the brush blinds on my property and a quick setup hang on tree stand with climbing sticks for state game land. I plan on frequently changing hunting spots and combo hunt scouting on public land plus I want to get off the ground where Iím safer and can see a ways out. Hoping a combination of ground and elevated hunting will get me some experience and some harvests