ground blinds

Public land bucks often are tougher to pattern and hunt due to the pressure on the land, but some hunters achieve annual success through hard work, woodsmanship and a bit of luck.

How to Get the Jump on Public Land Bucks This Season

Hunters who have private land they can hunt rarely gravitate to hunting open-to-hunting public lands simply because no matter how much hunting pressure private parcels receive, nearby public lands usually receive more, have fewer mature bucks and can be more difficult to hunt. However, even in the heaviest-hunted states, there are public-land gems that...

Kevin Krebs with his second chance buck, a beauty!

After Heartbreaking Miss, Bowhunter Evens Score with Giant Buck

Consider all of the stories you’ve heard about deer hunters killing giant, mature white-tailed bucks. These success stories typically involve surprise encounters with deer that had never been seen before, or monarchs with generally unpredictable movements. Kevin Krebbs defied these odds when he got a rock-solid pattern on a 200-class whitetail that he would...

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ATA 2017: Kill the Shine in Your Hunting Blind

Ground blinds have opened up new opportunities for hunters and wildlife photographers ever since they first came to market, and hunters who have employed different models over the years have learned a lot about the features that work and those that don’t. El cheapo blinds on sale at the local discount store may work...

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Working Class Whitetails: Rattling Up a Monster Buck

Do you still get pumped-up excited when you’re deer hunting? Most of us still get that big jolt of adrenaline whether a doe or buck is in front of us. Check out this week’s Working Class Whitetails episode, where Zach Kathol almost loses his mind after seeing a giant buck they call Brutus. Working...

Shooting from a ground blind can have challenges. Hunting feral hogs, if you can, gives you some good practice with a crossbow and ground blind so you'll be ready during deer season.

Don’t Make These Mistakes Shooting from a Ground Blind

Using a treestand or ground blind to hunt out of can provide many benefits to the crossbow hunter. First and foremost, it increases your opportunity to get within shooting distance of game, which in most cases would be 40 to 50 yards or less. The structures also keep us out of sight and provide...

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Blind Ambition Fuels Crossbow Success

Weather is one of those uncontrollable variables that can really influence the outcome of your hunt. When peak rut hits, deer hunters want to be in the woods all day. However, steady rain and temperatures in the high 30s make that already daunting task seem nearly unbearable. The best you can do is use...

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Hot Gear: Disappear from Sound, Sight With Ground Blind

The Ameristep 2016 line-up of ground blinds is full of incredible models to cover any hunting or photography situation – including 7 all-new designs. Suffice it to say that if you can’t find an Ameristep blind to fulfill your needs, you should probably focus more on, say…knitting. Ameristep’s new Warlock Blind delivers anything a hunter could ask...

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2016 SHOT Show: Best New Gear from Ameristep

It’s often stated that great products sell themselves. This may be true, but regardless of how good something is there’s always room for further improvement and innovation. That’s precisely the idea behind Ameristep’s feature-packed and popularly-priced Crush Silencer Blind – a new-for-2016 offering from the ground-blind-gurus. Ameristep pros Lee and Tiffany Lakosky get in...

When you get in your blind, arrange your seat for the best shot possibility. Consider all the angles and shot possibilities so you don't get caught off guard.

How to Maximize Your Deer Hunting Ground Blind Setup

Want to get closer to more deer while hunting from a ground blind? Creating a ground blind is one of the best and easiest ways to maximize your deer hunting opportunities. You can select specific stand locations based on travel routes, bedding areas, feeding areas, the wind, water or other factors, and then make...

White salt and a little Big Buck Mineral Formula was a great combo last year for game camera images, with does and bucks hitting the site pretty hard.

Is It All Worth the Time, Sweat, Blood, Briars, Snakes and Effort?

On our DDH Twitter account, @deerhuntingmag, I noticed a tweet from a fellow hunter who had been out in the woods doing some season prep work and fighting with Mother Nature. “Soaked in sweat and bleeding from briers. Come November that set will be worth it.” tweeted Kyle Sheesley (@kjsheesley) who, along with his pal...