How soon to set up ground blind?

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  1. Mr.O

    Mr.O Weekend Warrior

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    I will be taking my daughter hunting for the first time in Youth Season this year, and was wondering how soon I should set up the ground blind?? I already have a double ladder stand ready. Youth Season isn't until October 20th, and I hate to leave the blind out in the weather too long. Is 2 weeks enough time for the deer to get used to it? or should I just go ahead and put it up now? Thanks in advance for whatever advice you have to offer.
     
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    Two weeks is plenty of time in my experiences. Kudos to you for taking your daughter out! Both of my kids love to go with me also.


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    brush it in well. they will be used to it even faster.
     
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    I'd put it up now. Just anchor it down so it won't go anywhere. The weather shouldn't be a problem unless you're expecting a hurricane or large snowstorm before the 20th.
     
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    I have several set up already. I have private land to hunt on so not much of a worry about being "borrowed" and congratulations on your new hunting partner.
     
  6. Mr.O

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    HaHa...hopefully no blizzards or hurricanes! I was more concerned about fading in the sun, or little limbs poking holes in it. I guess it was made to be used though, not kept in a box :)
     
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    Mr.O Weekend Warrior

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    Hopefully I'll get a chance to set it up this week then.
     
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    vermontwhitetail Die Hard Bowhunter

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    2 weeks is good. Stake it down and brush it in.
     
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    BB4tw Die Hard Bowhunter

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    One week is good, two is better but I've had luck hunting a blind that was only up for couple of days.

    A lot depends on where you are putting it. If it's back in the woods then a little more time is warranted. If it's on the edge of a hay field then the deer are used to things like that just showing up out of nowhere (think hay bales). They won't think twice about it.
     
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    2 weeks will be enough time, brush it in will make it much better.
     
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    ybohunt Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Two weeks is plenty of time,I've set up a blind brushed it in good and hunted out of it the next morning.
     

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