When you go deer hunting you come to learn that some things work better than others and only the real experience tells you what makes you a better hunter or not.
Real hunting teaches you that hunting blinds may be essential for your success when hunting, if some conditions are considered.
No matter how great a hunting blind is supposed to be on the shelf, it’s also highly important to follow some tips when installing it.
First thing first, don’t ever surprise the deer with your hunting blind. You want the deer to actually be able to see the hunting blind from a distance or…absolutely not at all. You can’t go both ways. It’s better to make the hunting blind perfectly blind into the surrounding vegetation. If you place the blind in an open spot, it’s wise to give the deer at least a 100yards of distance so it walks comfortably closer to the blind. If it’s less than 50 yards, and from a corner, it’s very likely that the deer will flee for sure.
Let the deer get used to the hunting blind so place the hunting blind way before you start hunting. You want the deer to become familiar to the hunting blind. Give the mature bucks several weeks for this adjusting as they need more time to observe all the details in the surroundings. The older they get, the more time they need to get familiar with any new items into their familiar routine.
Even though this is not essential, some hunters do like to use decoys in their hunting experience. But there are very strict rules when it comes to this habit so keep in mind that the right decoys are actually able to give full meaning to your hunting blind. The mature deer is in fact easier to hunt in a day light when you use decoys. A buck and sometimes a doe should be more than enough. Go with the full-body, realistic 3-D buck and also a Montana Decoy doe. The passing bucks will observe this combo and think the fake buck has something he also wants so the deer will pay more attention to the buck decoy and not the blind. Counting on the envy between deer is always a win!
One big flaw of a ground hunting blind is that you can’t use it a scouting tool. Any ground hunting blind is limited like that as you can’t really observe deer movement. So it’s always better to setup your ground hunting blind after you did some scouting. Once you’re done with the scouting and actually setup the blind, what’s best about the hunting blind is that it conceals your scent and movement. And these are great advantages when deer hunting. So, if until now you used to pack away your blind once the turkey season was over, maybe it’s time to give it a second thought and leave it for more time.
Think thoroughly before you place your hunting blind. Stay away from the random deep woods sites or the common travel corridors and choose places where a deer would want to be. It’s not a bad choice as a spot an isolated waterhole, which means that places with no options for the deer are the best option for you. When there are four trails running through the woods, the deer will definitely go on the one with no hunting blind. But, if you place the blind by an isolated water hole, even the more mature bucks will get familiar with the blind. And this is because they really have no other option. Just that you know, it’s only a matter of time until you see most animals from the area at the waterhole.
Last, but not least, place your hunting blind in a crowded, concentrated deer area. When there are many deer, drawing your bow is a bit more difficult to undetected. So any place near a prime water or food source is the place for your ground hunting blind and you have no worries whatsoever for drawing.