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Old 08-10-2005, 01:53 PM
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I was lookin into buying one of these groundblinds for my hunting property. All the trees are branch less unless you climb over 30 foot. I had trouble with deer spotting me in the trees so i built a small ground blind and that worked for a while. You know the does that walk in knowing your there, and never fail to find you. The big question i have is the shoot through mesh. I'm an insinctive archer and that will probably break my consentration. Can i leave the window i plan to shoot out of down and still have decent cover. I've never shot a deer farther than 12 yards. So deer are close.
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Old 08-10-2005, 03:17 PM
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When I setup my ground blind, I leave the window(s) on one or two sides behind me zipped up. I might open them a little bit so I can see through. This helps keep the inside of the blind dark and it's harder to see you.
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Old 08-10-2005, 07:52 PM
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Mesh is best, but I have had them close without the mesh, too. My only problem with this blind is it is too small. I can't get drawn in it.
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Old 08-12-2005, 09:16 AM
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I am in the market as well. I would love to get a double bull but I can't justify the cost of one. I picked up game trakker blindfrom wal-mart a couple of years ago however it was to small to bow hunt from. I want one that is big enough to bow hunt from, butas cheap as possible. If anyone has experience with a cheaper model let us know.
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Old 08-12-2005, 09:22 AM
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I find that the Doghouse has plenty of room to bowhunt out of....much better thanthe tinyOuthouse!
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Old 08-12-2005, 09:32 AM
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If you're fully focused on your target the mesh shouldn't be more than a slight blur to you . Focus past the mesh .
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Old 08-12-2005, 09:36 AM
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I had to sell my Outhouse because I also found it hard to bowhunt from. I'm 6'2" and when I drew, either the bow would hit the front or my elbow would hit the back making noise. The Doghouse is too short and I was always bent over in that thing. I bought the Roundhouse from Bass Pro. They had it miss-marked and I got it for $100. It is more cumbersome/heavy but once it's setup it's like a hotel room. Best thing I can say is see if they have a couple setup and get inside. Then you can see if they are big enough for you. If they don't have one up, buy it, try it and return it.

Edit: Sorry, got the two models confused.
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Old 08-12-2005, 11:20 AM
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I bought an Eastman Carbon Venture blind with the Safari system. It is very quick to setup and the mesh windows are sweet. I have a folding trileg stool that swivels and I can shoot in all direction with quick quiet turns. I am 6 foot even with a 29" draw. I still feel weird shooting through the windows, but it works with little no no arrow effect for me.

Oh Yeah forgot to mention got it on Ebay new in box for 87.50, some guy had a wholesale lot of them and was selling them cheap.
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Old 08-12-2005, 01:02 PM
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I have no problem using the Doghouse provided I draw from corner to corner and then slowly rotating into position. The blind is 5 feet wide and I have a 31 inch draw. All my shots are from the seated position.

I have shot two deer out of the blind so far and both were without the mesh windows in place.
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