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Old 09-30-2007, 06:58 PM
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Quick question. I will be hunting this season for the first time, and haven't had time to buy and practice using a treestand. I've decided to wait until next year to use one, so I was wondering if ground blinds are effective. I will be using it in Indiana. Am I pi$$ing money away, or is this a viable option? Any input would help out alot. Thanks.
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Old 09-30-2007, 07:37 PM
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Sure they are effective. You can make yourself some naturaul ground blinds and be successful without spending anything more than a little time. You will absolutely need to be at least a couple ground blinds, so that you will have a choice of which to use depending on wind direction.
It can be done. Don't think for a second that you have to have a treestand to have success.
You can also use a pop up blind effectively. You will need to blend it in with the surroundings because deer will usually shy away from it if it doesn't blend in.
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Old 09-30-2007, 07:46 PM
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I love ground blinds......absoluely love em. Look into double bull, there ecpensive but worth it!

I got this deer out of a ground blind. 40 yard shot and he only went 35 yards.

Im the one on the right

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Old 09-30-2007, 07:58 PM
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I know they can be effective...I just think your better off in a treestand. Thats just me...
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Old 09-30-2007, 09:26 PM
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I don't use a tree stand or ground blind....I make myself blend in with the natural surroundings, it works well too!
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Old 10-01-2007, 05:22 PM
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Just found out the land I will be hunting on (A friends) has a few ladder stands in different positions. I will be able to use those, but will probably look into a ground blind for out here (Arizona).
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Old 10-01-2007, 06:58 PM
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I like both...u cant beat a stand over a feeding area though...just seeing deer even if they are far away keeps the hunt fun for me
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Old 10-01-2007, 07:47 PM
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I just started using one this year specifically for bad weather (warm, wet, or buggy). I've been in it twice, once when it was 84 and I stripped down to my boxers to stay cool, had a 7 pointer at 20 yards eating acorns, never paid me much attention. Another time had to start out in the blind as the rain was coming down, probably wouldn't have even bothered to go out if I didn't have the blind. Got to watch another little buck absolutely shred a sappling at about 40 yards, he didn't seem to mind me either. I keep some comfort foods and soda in it and it makes an all day hunt more comfortable.I still prefer tree stands but having the blind as an option has definitely increased my time in the woods.
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