Inexpensive but effective ground blind for BowHunting.

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  1. dcaldwell

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    I was drawn to participate in an archery only state park quota hunt in late December at a state park I spent countless hours at in my younger days. I am super stoked.... if only i could kill another buck, but alas no dice. Because of this I am in the market for a relatively inexpensive but effective ground blind. I am pretty tall and my bow is a bit older so I need it to be pretty tall. Also, I am VERY tight on funds (A 17 month old will do that) and would appreciate any suggestions you guys might have that won't break the bank. THanks in advance.
     
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    cantexian Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Ameristep usually has some decent ground blinds for under $150. Not sure what the current models are for this year. It has been a couple of years since I bought one.
     
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    Back in the day, I used a simple piece of burlap to be my ground blind. I'd find a small diameter tree and tie one end to it, then tie the other end to sticks/branches that I would arrange to support it. I actually used old potato sacks. Can't get cheaper than that unless you just hunt from dead falls.
     
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    I've had tremendous success with making blinds on the fly. it's so much easier then hauling something out with you. unless you're setting up in the middle of a field. Just grab some branches stack them to make a frame, then start piling up brush on it. all natural.
     
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    I recently picked up an HME Executioner and I have to admit for the price it's a really nice blind. I just set one up a couple weeks ago and may hunt out of it for the first time this weekend.

    You can pick up the 3 person for like $125 and the 2 person is somewhere around $100.
     
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    Here's my 3 person brushed in and ready to go. There's a bunch of apple trees and acorns 20-30 yards in front of it.

    blind-setup.jpg
     
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    I bought two cheap $40 ground blinds from the sportsman’s guide. Brushed em in like crazy.

    “Can’t see the lines, can you Rus?”

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    I don't see the blind??
     
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    Exactly.
    If it’s brushed in good enough it doesn’t matter what brand it is or how much it costs.


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    If it's brushed in good enough you don't need a blind at all. Look for fallen trees, rock walls/outcroppings, whatever, and make your own "blind" out of what nature provides.
     
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    Very true. I only recently purchased a ground blind to conceal my movement. I have ADHD, and sitting still is nearly impossible for me. I’ve been busted so many times from fidgeting. Even using a ghille suit in the bushes, deer have picked me out.


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    Ok Joe, I have seen this same pic on at least 2 different threads. My question is, where the hell is the blind???????? Ha ha ha!!


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