are ground blinds safe

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Re: are ground blinds safe

Postby Sailfish » Fri Jan 10, 2014 11:39 am

I use mine during rifle, I take the kids with me in it (fidgety). We get up close and personal with the deer and they enjoy that.
I hunt PVT land, and the surrounding 2000 acres in either direction I haven't heard a shot or seen a hunter. I feel confident and safe.
However, public land, not a chance.

I did have this harrowing close encounter however a couple days ago that really has me on edge now

http://smg.photobucket.com/user/bo44444 ... V.mp4.html
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Re: are ground blinds safe

Postby Deebz » Fri Jan 10, 2014 1:50 pm

watched your vid, awesome encounter with a doe...but what was harrowing about it?
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Re: are ground blinds safe

Postby Sailfish » Mon Jan 13, 2014 11:58 am

Deebz wrote:watched your vid, awesome encounter with a doe...but what was harrowing about it?


I was being facetious
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Re: are ground blinds safe

Postby Deebz » Tue Jan 14, 2014 3:03 pm

Ha...sorry to ruin that for you...

I was really expecting to see her charge the blind, or have someone else shoot over her back and almost hit you or something...


I've seen deer while hunting from a ground blind, but nothing in close. I'd like to be able to stick one from the ground some day.
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Re: are ground blinds safe

Postby kellory » Tue Jan 14, 2014 6:01 pm

Deebz, I had a doe, come from my left, and tuck her head into my blind while I was in it! Scared the crap out of me! I didn't hear her approach.
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Re: are ground blinds safe

Postby Deebz » Wed Jan 15, 2014 9:08 am

Nice... That's when you should try for the Bowie knife to the jugular hit!
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Re: are ground blinds safe

Postby kellory » Wed Jan 15, 2014 11:12 am

Deebz, she scared me, I scared her, and by the time I could get the crossbow on target, she was high tailing it out of range. I had to laugh once I calmed down though. :lol:
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Re: are ground blinds safe

Postby FlDeerman64 » Wed Jan 15, 2014 1:52 pm

I ground blind hunt on private land and it's great for taking kids.They don't have to remain as still as sitting out in the open.

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Re: are ground blinds safe

Postby convict charlie » Mon Jan 27, 2014 10:55 pm

I've hunted in a ground blind a few times but never even seen a deer. Better option for us is a hut. We've made a few at camp. Most are about six feet off the ground. Maybe 5x5 or with windows that you can open. Heater inside if need be. Only hunt them when it's nasty out. Almost no scent when the windows are closed. Have had a deer actually come through and under it (had already used my doe tag).

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Re: are ground blinds safe

Postby msbadger » Mon Feb 17, 2014 6:43 am

I have many open ground blinds(brush) between stand sites...I stick one tall branch behind my chair in each that I can tie an orange bandana to if I'm moving and sitting...even with my raised enclosed blinds I have orange fleece strips I hang out the windows during gun season...this is on private land...for Guys stand on the property line and shoot in when they think I'm not there...during bow I have heard behind me in the middle of the property..."Oh crap she's in her stand!" ..I take no chances...my blinds are difficult to see even the enclosed ones I have built...As the pics show...the ground brush blind look like large brush piles...Great for turkey/bow very scary in gun season.

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