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Pop up Blinds any Recommendations

Posted: 5/18/2014 10:53 AM

Pop up Blinds any Recommendations 


My deer hunting is on the ground. Have been using a camo wrap for several years to build a blind to hunt from. Been very successful with it. Thing is if the weather changes I want something with a roof and something to cut the wind. Any suggestions. I have heard that the Primos double bulls are good and they don't spook the deer like some blinds do. That being said price is also a concern.
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Posted: 5/18/2014 12:13 PM

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Ameristep ground blinds tend to be much more economically priced and will do just as good of a job as the high priced models.

Deer tend to be much more aware of their surroundings than say turkeys. It helps to set up a ground blind for deer and leave it for several days or even a week or so before hunting out of it. It's also a good idea to use as much natural brush and concealment as possible when setting up the ground blind. I like to tuck 'em as close to a tree as possible and then using the loops made into the blind stick tree limbs on and around the blind to help blend it into the environment. I also spray the inside and outside of the blind with scent killer and since I hunt mainly in and around pines I'll pin some pine scented wafers from Hunter's Specialties inside the blind to add some cover scent.
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Posted: 5/18/2014 4:03 PM

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I have two hub type ground blinds ,A Ground Max, and they are great for bow hunting because they give you more then enough room and set up d come down easy. I had picked up- a couple of them dog houses at first but there isn't enough room in them for archery. They do work great for gun use though. Just remember when they say you can shoot through the screen they are talking about archery equipment. muzzle blast tends to leave a more hole in the screen then you want.
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Posted: 5/20/2014 8:41 AM

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I have been hunting from either a custom made ladder stand ( big platform as well as a quality ladder ) and ground blinds since 1983 when I was medically retired from the US Army. I would suggest you visit The Sportsmans Guide ( www.sportsmansguide.com ) as they have I believe the biggest selection of ground blinds and at every price range. I prefer the bigger ones as they offer plenty of room for both yourself and all your equipment as well as room to shoot comfortably. I would also suggest that you get one and then at least a month before season begins go ahead and set it up and I always use the surrounding brush off the ground to add to the camo effect. This gives the animals time to become accustomed to the " new " pile of brush.
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Posted: 6/19/2014 4:40 PM

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I have 2 years in an Ameristep. Works great. Easy up and Easy down.

RC
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Posted: 6/20/2014 11:27 AM

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I've had great luck with the Primos Double Bull Blinds as well as the ones from Ameristep. And this past spring I used a model from Browning for the first time, and it was great, too. Lots of super choices these days.

One bit of advice: Regardless of what brand you purchase, heavy snow can collapse a blind, so if you plan on leaving it up for periods of time when snow is a possibility, it's a good idea to rig up a reinforcement pole (think PVC) and place it in the center of the blind. You simply remove the pole when you hunt the blind, then put it back in place when you exit. Trust me: It's no fun arriving to hunt only to find your blind collapsed and having to fix several broken poles.
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Posted: 6/20/2014 1:59 PM

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Posted: 6/20/2014 3:00 PM

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first time i tried a pop up blind i had a very bad experience---i used my bow--had the light gathering pins on sight---sat in blind nice and comfy, deer came by at 18 yards---slam dunk right? wrong--could not see my pins--was too dark inside---any manufacturer listening?? how about a moon roof--? yes leave a back flap open also H H
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Posted: 6/21/2014 10:46 AM

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been hunting from blinds for while now, don't have to worry about falling from trees!!!!!!!!!! don't really think there is one better then another, depends how much want to spend. I'm not rich I don't spend so much on hunting equipment but make it work. my freezer gets filled just as much as the rich hunter, my hunts just are not so fancy as theirs but get same results have also used natural covers for blinds too, what ever makes you comfortable you should use, you don't have to spend a lot to get the same result .

      ron 1963.
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Posted: 6/23/2014 6:15 AM

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Are you setting up in one spot? Are are you hunting multiple locations? How many are going on the hunt? For me going out by myself and just picking different spots depending on wind direction . I take a ameristep dog house super fast setup and take down and easy to get in and out without making alot of noise. I do spray blind down with scent cover and brush it in a little. But during bow season you really need to practice in it because it is tight to draw inside without touching back wall. guns no problem. But I love to get up high so ground blind is just occasional depending on weather. And I forgot to mention doghouse is extremely small and great because I hunt totally in woods,not on field and finding right clearing area but not being on path which will spook deer if just setup.
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