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Author Topic: out in the open blind  (Read 1076 times)

Offline jackson

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out in the open blind
« on: March 24, 2012, 10:23:38 PM »
I was watching the sportman CH last night. and they were giving out tips for turkey hunting and this one got to me. they said you could put your blind right out in the open field, and cut the turkey's off if you know where they like to come into the field.I always try to hide my blind, with some kind of bushes for background. they said the turkey's will pay no attention to the blind as long as they don't see movement. WHAT DO YOU GUYS THINK??       -0078

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Re: out in the open blind
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2012, 10:34:00 PM »
yep i read that to i think they would think it is like a big hay bale    ##$%#1119
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Re: out in the open blind
« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2012, 07:24:41 PM »
I would think that as long as the turkeys cannot detect movement, I think they would not pay attention to the blind.
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Re: out in the open blind
« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2012, 07:28:49 PM »
I have hunted in blinds in open fields.  Unlike deer turkey do not seem to care.  I have helped pop a blind up gotten in and had to strutting jakes walking around in in the middle of a field 20 minutes later.
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Re: out in the open blind
« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2012, 07:41:58 PM »
It works.  Just ask Snortwheeze and the guys from 180Outdoors.  ;D
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Re: out in the open blind
« Reply #5 on: March 25, 2012, 08:42:32 PM »
I agree, I have had them walk right by me in a ground blind....but they see movement  easily and from a long ways away...they scatter fast @--0--0118
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Re: out in the open blind
« Reply #6 on: March 26, 2012, 10:46:56 AM »
I have used a blind out in the middle of a freshly drilled corn field with no cover around whatsoever and it works real well.

You'd think it would spook the heck out of the paranoid turkeys, but it hasn't for me so far.

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Re: out in the open blind
« Reply #7 on: March 26, 2012, 10:52:38 AM »
As long as they do not see you put it up they will walk right by it as long as you do not make any movements outside the blind and it can be in a open and clear field . been there done that and it works great . I will be doing that in a planted corn field next month .  @--0--0101
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Re: out in the open blind
« Reply #8 on: March 26, 2012, 10:58:45 AM »
I have used a blind out in the middle of a freshly drilled corn field with no cover around whatsoever and it works real well.

You'd think it would spook the heck out of the paranoid turkeys, but it hasn't for me so far.

My avatar pic is from a blind that was set at the end of a hedgerow that jutted out into the field a bit.  It's not tucked back in the trees, just sitting in the open.  I called 3 longbeards to within about 15 yards for a youth hunter about 2 hours after that avatar pic was taken. 

So blinds don't seem to bother the turkeys, but the cows get curious about them.  ;D

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Re: out in the open blind
« Reply #9 on: March 26, 2012, 11:13:08 AM »


i believe it ...

movement is the key!

once they see that  then they are out of there!
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Re: out in the open blind
« Reply #10 on: March 26, 2012, 01:00:59 PM »
I know many people that put them out in the open and have turkeys brush the side of the blind on the way past.  It just doesn't bother them.  But, one movement and it's over. 
I put my blind in cover.  The main reason I do this is so that I am in the shadows.  This reduces the amount of "sun highlighted movement"...whether it's movement to and from the blind or movement inside the blind. 
It also allows me to approach the blind from the cover or on the edge of the cover, instead of out in the open.
Another benefit is that it reduces the UV exposure that tends to fade the color of the blind, for those that leave their blind in one spot for extended periods of time.
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Re: out in the open blind
« Reply #11 on: March 26, 2012, 08:41:56 PM »
Should work just fine...movement is the key when it comes to turkey hunting!
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