What do you think? Blind in an open area

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  1. BJE80

    BJE80 Legendary Woodsman

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    Looking at my trailcam pictures, it shows the Toms/Jakes going to the end of this pond almost every day and hanging out there. It is in the open with no trees around as you can see in the pictures below.

    History from hunting here on the farm tells me they will be there. I've seen it the last three years so they love hanging out there. I probably should have gotten the blind out earlier.

    I know turkeys are much less susceptible to blinds but I question if this will drive them from the area.

    Will the turkeys change their patterns if I put out a pop up blind out in this area?

    I would put out the blind this Saturday and my season starts next Wednesday. I think I can get away with it but I defer to those that know more. I want to get aggresive and go where the Toms are.


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  2. wags1

    wags1 Weekend Warrior

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    i don't think it would bother them
     
  3. Krohboy

    Krohboy Die Hard Bowhunter

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    I sat mine in a cut field today. Mines almost never hidden, and its never been a problem.
     
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    I wouldn't hesitate to throw a blind up on birds that haven't been presured.
     
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    AntlerAddict BHOD Crew

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    Go for it!
     
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    mobow Die Hard Bowhunter

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    [​IMG]Blinds are venom on turkeys. They just don't care. We shot one at 10 yards out of a blind the other day. I've had them so close they had to duck the tie down cord. Don't even worry about the netting over the windows. Just wear black when you're inside. Here's a picture of the set up we used the other day. Note I made absolutely no attempt to hide the blind.
     
  8. iHunt

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    ^^^I have had success doing the exact same thing
     
  9. UPbowhunter

    UPbowhunter Weekend Warrior

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    I have had turkeys rub up against my blind trying to get to the hen sounds on the other side. I never set it up ahead of time, turkeys dont get bothered by blinds.
     
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    TEmbry Grizzled Veteran

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    I'll take it one step further and say the only time I have ever seen turkeys get skittish of blinds is when they ARE being concealed along the edges or in woods. Out in the field doesn't matter in the slightest bit.
     
  11. BJE80

    BJE80 Legendary Woodsman

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    Thanks guys.
     
  12. Dan

    Dan Senior Member

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    Turkeys are retarded. You'll be fine.
     
  13. flystraightandtrue

    flystraightandtrue Weekend Warrior

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    they are about as dumb as a sock.... ive had them so close to blinds out in the open you could reach out the window and grab them.
     
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    Stay tuned to next month's Bowhunt or Die episode, I killed an old bird this morning on video, that had 1.5" spurs. I put the blind up this morning, right out in the open field! Go for it, and good luck this Spring!
     
  15. BJE80

    BJE80 Legendary Woodsman

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    Sitting in the set up right now. Lets see how if it works.

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  16. michael_pearce

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    I had my blind right out in the open last Friday. I had hens all over within 5 feet of us

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    Good luck!
     
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    LilSiman/OH Weekend Warrior

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    Good luck to you!

    I'm about to go and set up 2 blinds next to each other (filming purposes). There gonna be brushed in because of deer walking by constantly and the birds are pressured.
     
  19. Wisc.Rattlesnake

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    Nope, setting them out in the middle of a field like that won't matter. We do it all the time.

    Good luck!
     
  20. Downeast

    Downeast Weekend Warrior

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    I put mine in the middle of a blue berry field and they come no problem
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