hunting out of my first ground blind...

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hunting out of my first ground blind...

Postby rmontez » Wed Oct 19, 2011 8:37 pm

I normally do not feel comfortable hunting on the ground but I found a spot this year where putting up a ladder stand is not an option. I am on the edge of some thick hemlocks with hardwoods to my back. it is about a half mile off the main road. I built this stand out of treated lumber, it is 4' long x 3' deep x 5' high, it is wrapped in camo cloth and then covered in hemlock branches. It feels like a nice secure stand. Now I just have to leave it setup a while and let the deer get used to it.

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Re: hunting out of my first ground blind...

Postby bobow » Thu Oct 20, 2011 11:03 am

Looking Good!
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Re: hunting out of my first ground blind...

Postby KCguy » Thu Nov 03, 2011 5:16 pm

If you would not have mentioned the blind being there, I might not have seen it. Looks great.

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Re: hunting out of my first ground blind...

Postby BIG 8 » Thu Nov 03, 2011 5:48 pm

Great lookin' blind!!
Addicted to hunting!!

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Re: hunting out of my first ground blind...

Postby willypete » Thu Nov 03, 2011 6:07 pm

I am not going to lie. When i saw the title and went instantly to the picture without reading anything i was like, " OK nice view OUT of your blind.....?"

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Re: hunting out of my first ground blind...

Postby KCguy » Thu Nov 03, 2011 11:17 pm

Willypete, I thought the same thing when I seen it. Makes me want to go out and tear mine apart and start over..lol.

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Re: hunting out of my first ground blind...

Postby rmontez » Fri Nov 04, 2011 5:28 pm

lmao glad to know it's camo'd very well!!!

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Re: hunting out of my first ground blind...

Postby kellory » Fri Nov 04, 2011 6:59 pm

You done good! But can you shoot well from it? Hmmm? ;)
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Re: hunting out of my first ground blind...

Postby Ostermann » Sun Nov 06, 2011 8:08 pm

Can you take a picture from the blind? Can you give a description on which way and when the deer are traveling?

I hunted during my early years from the ground with bow and gun. Still do every once in awhile. Out of the numerous sits I've been involved with 7 kills with shotgun with slugs. The farthest maybe 40 yards ( a 4 pointer I shot at around 110 yards that ran at me!!). I'm not including some of the other deer I've shot with buckshot.

One of the best blinds I've sat at had a big fallen tree, maybe 24 inches or so, that fell over and my Dad and I used as the front of the blind. There were a couple trees on the side of it and we added branches to front and some more on the sides. It was a great blind that we had seen several and shot a couple deer from. If I would have known better we would have put more background cover. It was in a hardwoods area that was pretty open but we could count on the deer coming from the South and West in the morning, East and North in the evening.

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Re: hunting out of my first ground blind...

Postby rmontez » Mon Nov 07, 2011 11:38 am

kellory wrote:You done good! But can you shoot well from it? Hmmm? ;)


I'll let you know when and if I the chance!!!


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