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#2983940 - 10/16/12 10:01 AM Re: Ground Blind success? [Re: UTGrad]
6 Point

Registered: 09/07/05
Posts: 744
Loc: Collierville, TN

Ive had good luck with them in field edges if they are brushed in very well. If I can tell where the blind is, they have been nervous when they cam out. I did have one that I left out from turkey season one year. It was not brushed in and the deer did not pay attention to it. For some reason, in the woods, I have had them pay less attention to them as well.
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#2986305 - 10/17/12 04:22 PM Re: Ground Blind success? [Re: CPerkins]
6 Point

Registered: 07/25/11
Posts: 610
Loc: Somerville, TN

I have taken many deer over the past few years from a ground blind, but you have to brush them in and they have to have the shooting windows down all the time. Put them out as least two or three week prior to hunting, usually after that time period and being brushed in with the windows out they don't seem to pay much attention to them. Make sure that you have a black head cover and a dark shirt or jacket. You'll stick out like a sore thumb otherwise.
#2986827 - 10/17/12 09:16 PM Re: Ground Blind success? [Re: varminthunter123]
Big J
16 Point

Registered: 03/10/06
Posts: 11992
Loc: Joelton

I take Ryan and Logan out and we set the dang thing up wherever we think the deer will be in Eagleville. The deer pay it no mind at all. We have had them 5 yards from the thing. Came up on us so fast we did not have time to get ready. Then again the blind is complete asat. I think that has a ton to do with it.
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#2987070 - 10/18/12 06:34 AM Re: Ground Blind success? [Re: Big J]
10 Point

Registered: 08/01/02
Posts: 4083
Loc: Tennessee

The other day, I was set up on the edge of a clearing. 25 feet up with good cover around me.
About 6 PM, EST, I had a couple does come in from the South.

Wind was PERFECT!

As the lead doe approached, I read her body language as "troubled". She knew something was not right as she approached my shooting lane.

I did not get it at first. Then, I looked to the base of my tree. I had snipped off a small leafy branch as I ascended my tree and it was laying in the clearing. She was definitely alert to this new thing out of place. It was not the first time I had seen this.

She should have stopped a little sooner and turned around. But I am sure the reason she made it as far as she did was because of her concerns over the branch prior to her lung deflation.

I have never had any luck on deer, out of a blind.

Maybe on a cruising buck or displaced deer during the rut. Any deer that is not that familiar with the area in the first place might accept a blind. But for me, if you put a large "lump" in my living room, even I will notice it pretty quick.
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