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    Looking a ground blind any suggestions

    I looking into buying a ground blind this year any suggestions would be appreciated.

    Chad

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    Guess I'll be the first to reply but I won't be much help, when I hunt from the ground I just build natural blinds, deer seem to not be as weary of them, but there are so many great blinds on the market just pick one.
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    OK here is my take on ground blinds
    I have used a few and personally I like the cheap ass one's(price wise) from ameri step, there always on sale for any where from 49.99 to average about 99.99,
    , only flaw I have had with them is if left out all yr, and get heavy snow the poles break

    I have used very expencive blinds, there bigger and more room, but heavier, and well, to be honest the 3 that were left up at my farm, all broke over last winter, and we had the least amount of snow in all the yrs I am alive
    my cheap blinds are still standing, I simply replaced there teny poles yrs back with PVC pipe, and never had a problem with the 4-5 seasons they been sitting out there ALL YR!


    the real trick to me is to leave a bilnd up long before you hunt it for critters to get used to , for it to air out, and to bruch it in!

    think you also have to ask yourself, HOW much room do you really need, some of these things are HUGE, and well, made more for more than one person

    and they costs a LOT!
    something to think about if you plan to leave out
    I have had more than one at my place grow legs and walk off! easier to swallow a cheap one , than a several hundred dollar one when that happens

    look at the windows from a sitting/shooting position, make sure you like before you buy too!
    and last, if you own land, best bet is simply to build one, then you can have it how you like, and it will be warmer dryer, and quietier, and set up all yrs
    can be built on a skid and wheels so you and move if needed or wanted as well

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    Buckmaster: I just started using blinds a couple years ago..have always been a climber hunter. But a hunting buddy has used them pretty heavy and I have spent some quality time in one. I bagged my turkey out of one this spring. The blind was set up and sat for 5 days with no brush in. We have also taken several public whitetail on a blind setup that morning. Its many variables thrown into one. Setup location is what I believe is the key to success. If you set up right in there traffic pattern, that blind is going to be a thing to bypass, but ambush points work well. Blinds hide your movement much better too! Size is optional, but we use the sasquatch blind, its enormous, but we sit all day long so size for decent size chairs and movement for cramp free bow draw is important. We have had deer 2 feet away looking in the window....fun times right there!! If your walking in daily with one, make sure it comes with a back pack strap for easy carry in. Brushing in is also a good idea if the terrain allows. Cheap works just as well as expensive, just depends on what options you want to pay for. I like Blackbeards idea of a natural made blind, and have come across a few of those on public land. Good luck with your Hunting this season! Seeker
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    I've used blinds for the last 3 years with decent success. I use treestands too but last year I got one deer on public land in Ohio and my fall turkey (we have a fall turkey season in NH) from a ground blind. You have to ask yourself how you are going to use the blind and how much room do you need. If you are going to set it up and leave it all year I suggest a spring type blind. These look like bubbles and are held up with tent poles. Ameristep makes a small one called the doghouse blind which is pretty cheap ($60-$80). I have shot a deer out of this blind with a bow but I find it a little tight. I use mine now as a gun blind. The bigger version is the Penthouse blind. This thing is huge. You can take standing bow shots from it and it's got a ton of room. I set up one of these out behind my house and I leave it out for the entire year. I've actually had me and both my boys in it at the same time and still had plenty of room. This one costs $150 - $200. Lastly I have an Ameristep Brickhouse blind (costs around $100). This is a hub blind and its the one I use when I'm moving around. Hub blinds are the easiest to set up and take down and they are light enough to carry on a long hike. These are great for hunting public land and any other place you have to pack your gear in and out all the time.

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    I use ameristep blinds also, however i dont leave them up all season. i set up in late summer and pull down weekend before gun season. I only use it when hunting standing corn though.
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    Thanks guys for your input it was very helpful.
    Chad

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