Hunting from the ground

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  1. EVO100517

    EVO100517 Newb

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    Any tips on ground hunting without a blind?

    I understand scent control and playing the wind.
    Any other advice from those who ground hunt?
     
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    ghillie suits. and watch everything you can by these guys. One of them is a stone cold killer from the ground w/a ghillie.

    https://www.thehuntingpublic.com/
     
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    Awesome. Appreciate it.
     
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    Ghillie isn’t a must but is highly recommended. I hunt with a ghillie a bit. Portable seat of some kind. Make sure you can draw comfortably sitting and back cover and staying in the shade is super important imo


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    What are you using for a seat? Turkey style chair? Cushion?
    I have a kryptek grille suit, I suppose this will do fine.
     
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    A comfy set of good knee pads, neoprene socks in case the boots need to come off.
     
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    I have used multiple different seats I do like the ameristep swivel tripod stool. I know it gets some bad reviews but I’ve had mine a long time and it’s awesome. I’ve also used a basic butt pad. Knee pads are a great idea. To be completely honest I was going in for a run and gun last season with my saddle set up, liked the cover and shot from the ground in my chosen spot better and I set up my saddle platform as a low hunt seat for the evening. It worked. Killed one at 7 yards. I suppose anything you can draw your bow while staying down would work.


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    Thanks for the tips!!
     
  9. John T.

    John T. Weekend Warrior

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    Interesting. My hang-on stand is getting a bit too awkward for my years. Got a ground blind and read this thread with interest. Heard of one hunter who actually dug a hole in the ground with just enough vision to look over the edge of the hole. Not good if it rains, though.
     
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    I've heard of digging a hole just deep enough to be about knee level. Sounds interesting.
     
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    whitetailjunky3 Weekend Warrior

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    X2 they are great


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    Just watched a few of their videos. Very respectable. Learned a god bit.
     
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    HardLuckLarry Weekend Warrior

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    I have a basic camo folding chair I use when hunting. It didn't cost that much (under $15), which is a good thing because I left my previous folding chair on the ground next to my 4x4 one time. Drove back to the spot to pick it up (about 1/2 hour later), and found that some other hunter had already requisitioned it. :)
     
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    Hatfield Hunter Weekend Warrior

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    O.K. I am giving out my secret ground blind that all Criiters actually accept and use for themselves at times. I have been buying up old artificial xmas trees, usually around 5 bucks each, many are happy to just get rid of them, I make a circle out of these trees, 5 to 6 feet inside diameter, I pound in steel fence poles then cable tie them in, go all the way around, no shortcuts, I have had bucks brush up against my tree,s, I have had deert bed under the branches in snow. much small game also ! I have 3 of these at strategic spots around food plots, and 1 on a main buck trail mostly used during the chase phase, I have arrowed bucks at all locations, only once was I caught, that was by a fawn actually walking into blind, almost in my lap. These also seem to last forever, my last blind cost me $45 for tree,s and $15.00 for poles, I bought a swivel chair at garage sale for $5.00, Top that ! now I gotta take you out !
     
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    John T. Weekend Warrior

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    Christmas trees? You have shown how to recycle them. Good idea!
     
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    find a pile of brush or something to break up your outline stay downwind and don't move
     
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    One of the best places to naturally hide is in the " bowl & fan" on a large up rooted tree. We have large yellow wood, poplars which are shallow rooted on rocky soil. They tip over leaving a lattice of roots as a back drop and a depression where the roots were.
     
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    The latest THP video is an absolutely SICK hunt from ghilli suit on the ground. This is a must watch!
     
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    I think that was one of their all time best hunts!
     
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