pop up blinds

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Re: pop up blinds

Postby largemouth19 » Wed Aug 17, 2011 8:35 pm

I have hunted during firearm season several times out of my blind and love it! And I guess I am one of the few exceptions because I have set it up and had success within 24 hours, and these deer were well with in range of a bow. If I can though I do set it up ahead of time. I use to have a Hunters Specialties blind that I loved but the material didn't handle the exposure very well and I had to junk it. Now I am using a Primos Escape that is awesome, but I have only firearm hunted out of. I tried to do bow last season but the chair I was using didn't allow for it. This year I have a new chair and can't wait to try it again! I did spray the heck out of it with cover sent before I did anything else with it. Also a common mistake that I was doing was opening all the windows to get a 360 veiw, big no-no. You are suppose to only have one or two open and sit as far back in the blind as possible to make it harder for you to be seen.

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Re: pop up blinds

Postby pgchambers » Thu Aug 18, 2011 10:05 am

If it hasn't been said, before you put it in the field, practice shooting from it with your bow, and use the same chair you intend to use when hunting. Every blind is a little different, so you want to find out the best way to sit and draw your bow without hitting anything(except you target of course). I think taking a deer from the ground is a bit harder than from a tree, but a lot of hunters like adding challenges. There is nothing wrong with that.
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Re: pop up blinds

Postby kellory » Mon Aug 29, 2011 10:38 pm

I have an ameristep reversable doghouse blind with high grass and corn stalks on one side, and mossyoak b/u on the reverse side. open two zippers and pop the sides and rezip. then reinstall the roof rods. 2 minutes tops! it has a floor, and it is water tight. different patterns give me more flexibility.There are several patterns available. i have the shoot threw mess (they velcro in place) but I never use them. I pack it in the evening before, and set up. hit everything with scent killer, or cover scent, and I have taken a few so far with it. I perfer the view from a climber when the weather is good, but when it is just too cold, I use a blind heater in my doghouse, and keep hunting.Oh, nearly forgot, mine has a camo orange cap to spread over the top and bungies down in a few seconds., for gun season. Total wieght if blind is about 20 pounds, and it comes in a bag with shoulder straps.
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