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Old 12-03-2007, 10:30 PM
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What do you do to keep the noise down while moving around in your blind?

Do you just NOT move?
rake the leaves so you have a clear area to step?
bring along some sort of carpet?


Last night was the first time I used my blind, and it seemed like no matter how quiet I tried to be while looking around or trying to set up for a shot,.... that I was being quiet enough..... maybe I'm paranoid..... [align=right][/align]

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Old 12-03-2007, 11:03 PM
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I often leave my pop up blinds for an extended period of time setup, so I trim branches, remove debris and leaves from where the blind wil sit. I also throw a old sleeping bag down when I arrive for under neath my feet and chair. This acts two foldbyt reducing noise and keeping my feet off the frozen ground.

If it is a single setup I just throw the sleeping bag down and trim if nessecary.

As far as movement I set up so the majority ofthe area I am watching I don't need to turn my body just my head. As far as seating if I am just sitting for a morning or evening I use a 5 gallon pail with acushion. Finally Iwrap the pail in a blanket so that if my boots hit it the sound is dampened and add warmth. Ifsitting longer I use a folding lawn chair and a blanket thrown overtop tominimize anysqueezes or metal contact(plus you guess it comfort/warmth).

I guess I am paranoid about noise as well but the above has works well for me. Though may I say the sounds you hear are amplified due to being in a confined space, so no need to get an ulcer over every little sound.
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Old 12-03-2007, 11:14 PM
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i just put my mossy oak folding chair in there and sit down and move my eye's around and try not to move my head.i usealy have 4-5 squiels around me makeing all kinds of racketbut deer dont seem to mind them.
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Old 12-04-2007, 09:08 AM
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I have a really built up ground blind, I hunt under Hemlocks so after I push away the needles and leaves the ground is super quite. I have brush built up around me and I am facing downhill so from "most of the deer I kill's angle" all they can see of me is my head. If they approach from the uphill side or cross side they can see my shoulders. I have multiple ground blinds built up on the land that i maintain similar to this. Being loud isnt usually an issue, just keeping movement down...at least for me.
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Old 12-04-2007, 09:24 AM
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whenever I put up the blind I get rid of all the leaves beneath where my feet are going to be. If when I come back by some freak reason there are more leaves I just move them when I first get there, you know make all my noise at one time.
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Old 12-04-2007, 09:59 AM
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Similar to what others have said I make sure there are no leaves or twigs in my blind. I only open the windows directly in front of me and the front corners. I also leave the mesh up. With this set up i can pretty much move around all i want undetected in my blind.
I also get the blind out there a few weeks befor season opener. It is brushed in very well backed into a big clump of thickets
This year I have a bow kill at 12 yards and a gun kill at 3 yards out of it. Yup 3 yards. Odd but true
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Old 12-04-2007, 12:21 PM
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You can throw down a little indoor/outdoor carpet and that will pretty much take care of the noise as far as leaves on the ground! as for everything else, just get a chair that wont squeek and everythingelse should be fine. heck last year i shot a doe, then called my mom, then my girlfriend, and before i could say bye to my girlfriend a buck walked out! i got him as well! if me quitely talking on the phone didnt scare away the buck im guessing the little noise you hear isnt anything to really worry about!
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Old 12-04-2007, 04:00 PM
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I used an old moving quilt and it worked great!Really cut down the noise inside the blind.
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Old 12-04-2007, 05:30 PM
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I put my blind in the same place everyyear so i built a floor out of pallets and plywood and put carpeting down so it is nice and quiet.
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