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How to Successfully Hunt from the Ground

Posted by United Country on October 29, 2018
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Hunting season is here. Whether you hunt by rifle, shotgun or bow, you’ve probably worked out many different strategies over the years to have a successful hunt. While one of those strategies could be a hunting blind with a great view, we encourage trying a ground blind for extra success.

Ground blinds make it easier to move without being detected as well as hiding human scent better than tree stand blinds. They are also more flexible when it comes to placement and can easily be set up in more places than tree stands. Here are a few of the best tips when it comes to ground blinds.

Location, location, location. There are a lot of factors that play into where you should set up your blind. The first is the type of animal you are hunting, whether it be deer, turkey, etc. Regardless, the best bet is to conceal and blend in as much as possible. It’s also wise to set up where animals, specifically deer, don’t have other options, like multiple paths, to follow. Also, have it set up unused for a few days and let the animals get used to it being in the environment so they don’t get spooked when they approach it.

Be prepared to shoot. Ground blinds don’t give the best visuals for scouting like tree stands do. Where you are sitting will play a large role in making sure you are concealed and being able to get a good shot since sitting close to the windows could expose you. Once you do get eyes on the prize, be ready to fire since movement could cause the animal to flee.

Try a decoy. If you’re hunting deer, decoys are a great way to use a ground blind. Using a buck and doe lookalike can catch the attention of live bucks passing through and get their attention away from the blind.

Overall, a ground blind is effective at keeping you concealed and a lot more comfortable than spending all day in a tree stand. It’s especially beneficial for beginning hunters because of how well you can stay hidden. Keep in mind, the bigger, the better because it means you can store more gear and bring a long a hunting buddy or two.

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