There is no doubt that there has
been a huge sure in the people that are using ground blinds during their hunt
in the past few years. There are many pros to them and not very many cons. With
that being said, they are meant to be used in certain situations. Ground
hunting blinds are not the best option for everybody, but I feel everyone
should have one because it offers a different view on hunting and allows many
to be involved.
As with most hunting equipment like
this, you have to use it properly in order for it to work. If you are hunting
out of a ground blind then you should make sure that you try to blend it in
with your surroundings as much as possible. What I mean by this, is that you
should look around for some brush that is natural to the area, and use it on
your ground blind. The animals that you are hunting will notice if you put up hunting
blind with no natural covering because it will not look natural to them. Using
the natural elements around your blind will also help to cover up any foreign
odors that you may have brought.
You should also try to make the
inside of the hunting blind as black as possible. You want to make sure that
the inside of the blind is as dark as possible, including yourself. The
reasoning for this is that if you do not blend in with the inside of the tent,
the deer will most likely see your silhouette. If you choose black as the
option for the inside of your ground blind and you wore black, then that would
almost make you invisible to the deer looking at you from the outside. You will
be able to draw your bow, and you will be able to move around freely.
Another tip that you should take
with you is that you should do some good prep work before you set up your
hunting blind. Once you have selected your location you need to make sure that
there are no twigs or any other brush that are going to be under your hunting
blind during your hunt. If you do not make sure to do this then you might
crunch on the foliage as you are walking around the blind and scare off your
game. If you do this a few days before your hunt then you can also air out the
blind, so that it will smell more natural.
Many hunters prefer this method of
hunting because it allows them to be as close to the animals as they can
without spooking the animal. They are not foolproof. You have to make sure to
follow the tips we have mentioned religiously and deliberately. Remember that
the animal will always notice something that is out of the ordinary in their
habitat. You are a guest in their home, so you are the one who must make it
look as natural to them as possible. If you practice with your hunting blind
long enough, then I am sure that you will end up coming up with your own extra
tips as well.