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Old 06-19-2005, 12:46 AM
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I was wondering how my of you hunt from a ground blind. I got one last year and tried it a couple times. I liked being able to stay out and get really comfortable and being able to stretch out a lot. I've had three knee operations and comfort is not always an option in a tree stand.
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Old 06-19-2005, 07:54 AM
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I have and I love it. My back gets all balled up and my legs get sore of I can't move them around. The blind offers me some extra mobility. I used my blind for bear this spring, and ended up getting one at 15 yards. I was moving inside the blind when I noticed it standing there. Just a tip, always wear black clothes in the blind as the inside of the blind is black. It makes a world of diffference from the outside looking in.
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Old 06-19-2005, 08:15 AM
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That,s a great tip on the black clothing. I use a blind sometimes but prefer tree stands or ground hunting. I don,t like all the blind spots you have in a blind and feel kind of couped up. Perfect for taking a kid with you though.
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Old 06-19-2005, 02:20 PM
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I have four Ameristep Brickhouse blinds that we hunt out of not to mention a bunch of lock-on's . Hunting from the groundblind is great on those days when you want to hide from the wind or rain!! Or great to take kid's hunting with you also...you just have to be really careful anbout your scent and sound.... good luck..
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Old 06-19-2005, 03:26 PM
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I have the brickhouse also, it works great on bears with the total scent control feature. Fortunatly it was over bait so I had to open only one window. At one point I had a bear on the side where I couldn't see it. Judging by the sound, It had to be within a few feet, as I could hear it breathing. A blind would be great for kids, or someone that is physically challenged. Most animals are not even aware of it. But if you go for antelope, They may be a little skittish at first, before they get used to it. Bears don't really care, but I put mine out a week before I hunted the spot, they only knocked it down once and tore up the black shirt that I had in it. It was probably the honey that I had on my hands that attracted them.
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Old 06-20-2005, 12:22 PM
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they only knocked it down once and tore up the black shirt that I had in it. It was probably the honey that I had on my hands that attracted them.

Tip of the Day: Don't eat biscuits and honey before going bear hunting in a ground blind!
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Old 06-20-2005, 12:42 PM
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I have a double bull blind. I like it because it is a lot easier to set up and hunt then climb up a tree with a tree stand, plus I do like being able to move around. On the negative you do kind of feel cut off from everything.
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Old 06-20-2005, 08:00 PM
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I have several ground blinds for various situations. I use them in conjunction with my treestands depending on terrain and weather conditions. I just don't know how I ever hunted without one. They make some poor situations turn into ideal ones.
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Old 06-20-2005, 08:10 PM
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I got one last year and got to try it out once for deer. I used it this season for turkey and plan on using it come archery season. It is a Ameristep Brickhouse TSC, I had no plans on getting it but when I saw it on sale at our Wal-Mart for $59.99 I just couldn't pass it up, especially since Cabelas sells the exact same blind for $179.99 [:-] I think that they put the price for the Ameristep Outhouse on the Brickhouse's.
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Old 06-20-2005, 08:20 PM
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That is a great deal. I got mine for free.A guy at an archery shoot won one in a raffle. I traded a 15 min plumbing job for it. I absolutly love it as I have a fear of heights. I would rather have a bear sniffing my backside that be 20 feet above the ground. Go figure!!!!!
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