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Author Topic: Ground blind  (Read 632 times)

Offline gobihawk

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Ground blind
« on: April 18, 2017, 07:34:12 AM »
I just bought a new ground blind. My turkey season starts next Wednesday. How many days do you think it takes the turkeys to get use to a ground blind?
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Re: Ground blind
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2017, 08:41:01 AM »
You can set it up and hunt it the same day.
Turkeys don't care.
I have set up in the dark in the morning and shot birds at first light.
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Re: Ground blind
« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2017, 08:45:24 AM »
As long as they can not see you set it up , you are good to go . The one thing they can't is movement .  @--0--0101 @--0--0109 ##$%#113 
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Re: Ground blind
« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2017, 02:08:23 PM »
Immediately! Set it up in the dark or the night before and you are good to go. Don't ask me why it doesn't bother them but it doesn't. Good hunting!
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Re: Ground blind
« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2017, 03:25:57 PM »
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Re: Ground blind
« Reply #5 on: April 18, 2017, 05:36:02 PM »
i set mine up friday and will hunt tomorrow. i've heard it doesn't matter, but i hate getting blown at by deer so i set it up early.

good luck. are you 1st season?
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Re: Ground blind
« Reply #6 on: April 18, 2017, 07:06:27 PM »
Agree with the previous posts.  Can kill birds out of a blind on the same day you set it up, just don't get busted while setting it up.  I normally don't use a blind for turkeys unless I know it's going to be raining.  In those cases, I like to try to get it set up the afternoon before, based on where I think they'll be traveling in the morning - we can only hunt til 1 pm here.  The pattern where I hunt is pretty consistent, so we can get reasonably close to their roosting areas in mid afternoon without getting busted.  They wander back in there just before dusk & hit the roost.
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Re: Ground blind
« Reply #7 on: April 18, 2017, 08:37:06 PM »
I agree with the posts except I set my blind up in the dark and got in it with my hunting buddy and when daylight hit they dropped out of the trees above us...quite a show that day..if your quiet enough, you can do it.
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Re: Ground blind
« Reply #8 on: April 19, 2017, 06:00:40 PM »
I usually set up same day as I move my spots over the days.
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Re: Ground blind
« Reply #9 on: April 20, 2017, 10:09:01 AM »
Thanks for the info. I have the second season. I will put it up the blind on Tuesday afternoon. My first day is Wednesday. My three year old grandson and I went to get my trail cam Tuesday evening. Popped over the knoll. There was a Tom about 25 yards walking away. I squatted down put my arms around him and whispered don't move or make a sound. He stood still and never made a sound. We watched the Tom walk out of site then left. Awesome experience. Can't wait for season to get here.
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Re: Ground blind
« Reply #10 on: April 20, 2017, 10:19:05 AM »
As long as they do not see you put it up you are good to go.

Unlike deer you can set one up in the middle of a field and they will not care.  You do not even have to brush them in.
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Re: Ground blind
« Reply #11 on: April 20, 2017, 10:30:30 AM »
Thanks for the info. On the way home from work yesterday I saw a couple of blinds in the middle of the field. Figured that to be a little strange. Maybe I will try mine on the high spot my ridge. I can cover more area.
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