Natural Ground Blinds

Share your tips and techniques on these great, but often times lost methods of hunting.
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Re: RE: Natural Ground Blinds

Postby Blake Dandurand » Mon Aug 01, 2011 9:28 pm

KYdeer88 wrote:I have made blinds out of cedar limbs and brush. I make them a little taller in the fall for deer than I would in the spring for turkeys b/c I like to sit on a little pack stool instead of on the ground like turkey hunting. I would have to say one of the best natural blinds I have used was a stand of cat tails growing in a moist spot in the middle of a field. I just walked a narrow path into the middle and walked some down for a place to set my stool and broke reeds in 2 directions to shoot out. The ground was a little wet but I wear rubber boots and the stool didnt sink much after I got it in place. It was a great spot, just no deer in bow range that night. I think blow downs are also good spots esp if they are fresh and havent lost their leaves yet.. >>------>

My grandpa still to this day preaches to me the effectiveness of using deadfalls for natural blinds. He claims to have killed many deer out of them. He doesn't like heights and to this day he still can be found cowering around these piles of brush. I will say I will be giving up the tree stand dependence this fall for some in your face ground action with my ghillie suit.
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Re: Natural Ground Blinds

Postby turkeyman » Sun Sep 30, 2012 4:46 pm

I have alot of mountain property and I make ground blinds when clearing dead fall and top of fallen trees. I find it is the best for me in my area as it is all natural and scented naturally. I form the blind in the shape of a horse shoe and close the open side in with ground camo burlap. I just use plastic green lawn chairs to sit and shoot from. This works well for me and is not costly when setting 30 or so blinds in the mountain. Keep human scent down by using a good spray. Pee bottles and spit bottles are a must and should be sprayed after use. I think the whole secret in the use of ground blinds of this type is "Sit as Still as you can and any movement should only be performed after you check the area for eyes that maybe watching you. The one thing above all else I like about natural blinds is when the leaves fall from the trees this really makes for a great blind setting. Hope this will help you. Have a great hunt.

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Re: Natural Ground Blinds

Postby RichardRoyster » Mon Nov 12, 2012 8:33 pm

I would love to see pictures of natural blinds. I've made a few, but was never really satisfied.

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Re: Natural Ground Blinds

Postby axforbes » Mon Nov 19, 2012 5:42 pm

During turkey spring turkey season I will pick a spot on the edge of the field I'm hunting that is relatively dark, such as underneath an apple tree with low hanging limbs, a cedar tree, fallen trees, or thick brush and I will pile up some brush in front of me so that when I sit up straight I can easily make a shot on an approaching gobbler while still being camouflaged. I also bought a 4'x 12' piece of camo burlap at walmart for 20 bucks that I just hang from a couple trees with zip ties or parachute cord. This technique works for deer and coyotes as well. Using a natural blind has its ups and downs, the plus side is that the a natural blind has no definite outline like a ground blind would therefore the deer won't think twice about walking by it. The down side is that they can smell you easier but I use limbs like cedar that smell and that is a good cover scent, always set up down wind as well.

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Re: Natural Ground Blinds

Postby HuntingFool94 » Fri Jun 07, 2013 3:51 pm

I use 3 6ft garden stakes and the see through shoot through camo material - I zip tie the material to the garden stakes - cut a couple shooting rectangles in the fabric (I don't trust the shoot through part and it allows a better view). roll this up and carry along with a chair. I can set up anywhere and it is much cheaper than a ground blind (lost several to thieves over the years). Yes the deer will wind you when they get close enough but I have had them walk upwind of this setup at 5 yds and not even know I am there - this blends in so well you could dance a jig behind it without the deer seeing you move.
I went to this setup after getting caught drawing bow from hang on stand twice - now I can draw at any point of a deer approach and I shoot on the level and no shot angle issues.
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Re: Natural Ground Blinds

Postby FlDeerman64 » Fri Nov 29, 2013 8:27 am

I bought a ghillie suit this year for the first time and I've had a blast with it.I can hunt any where I can see.I use an old beach chair that keeps me about four inches off the ground and has a high back and very comfortable.The first time I hunted with it I think I caught it on every bush and limb I could,lol,took some getting used to.

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Re: Natural Ground Blinds

Postby troutbum » Fri May 23, 2014 6:28 am

Due to some physical problems I went to using a ground blind about 6 yrs ago. Bow hunting is a little more diffecult, but fire arms season I do better. :mrgreen:

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Re: Natural Ground Blinds

Postby rthomas4 » Fri May 23, 2014 10:36 am

I have some spots in the swamps and bottoms that I go to when we run the hounds. I've taken naturally fallen limbs and used them to make a blind in between trees on high spots where I can sit on my stool and shoot a shotgun at running deer. Since I have Parkinson's and tend to trip over my own feet, I'll use a Primo's trigger stick as a walking stick to get across the water and mud, then when I sit in my hidey hole I have a gun rest to help steady the shotgun.
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Re: Natural Ground Blinds

Postby zatoan » Wed Sep 24, 2014 1:06 am

It was not natural, but I hunted out of a junk car one time because the deer were used to it and didn't expect anybody to be in there. Same with barns & sheds.
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Re: Natural Ground Blinds

Postby calvinseppler » Wed Apr 08, 2015 11:22 am

You have done a great job. I will definitely dig it and personally recommend to my friends. I am confident they will be benefited from this site.
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