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  • Anyone have any recommendations for a good pop-up ground blind that won't break the bank? It must be large enough to allow the u

    Anyone have any recommendations for a good pop-up ground blind that won't break the bank? It must be large enough to allow the use of a bow comfortably, because I'll be using it for archery turkey hunting. I don't want to spend more than 70 or 80 dollars, if possible.

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    Cabela's has their Ameristep Doghouse blinds on sale right now for $60. They are good blinds and provide room for two people with a shotgun/rifle or room for one bowhunter.

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    • #3
      I have a Dog House blind and it works pretty well. The only drawback to them is getting the process of folding them up mastered.

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      • #4
        Ameristep is fine. I have had one for years. It has the metal spring inserts which pops it open but, as like DSM said it takes a little learning to fold it up.
        I alsobought a one chair blind with the attached cover and was disappointed with the room inside. Not good for rifle or bow, I will now only use it for hunting with a handgun.

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        • #5
          The best blind for archery I have ever used is the Barronett Big Mike blind. 6'-8" tall and 6'-3" wide in both directions, only blind I've ever seen that has sufficient room to have a full draw while standing. Window set up is also great, very customizable for any set up option. Depending on where you get it, anywhere from $120 to $200, but Fleet Farm usually has them for the cheapest price. I like the "Blades Camo" pattern a lot, the other option is "Bloodtrail" and looks like junk to me, JMO. I know $120 is over your asking price, but way worth it to get something that works so well for an extra $40 than waste one blind and have to go back and buy the right one later.

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          • #6
            on sale right now for $120

            www.fleetfarm.com/detail/barronett-blinds-big-mike-hunting-blind-bloodtrail-blades-camo/0000000203838

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            • #7
              walmart.com you can get them as well and fixed blade shoot through the windows

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              • #8
                My hunting friend has a Primos ground blind.
                During turkey season I was calling turkey's for him from inside the blind.
                It had a lot of room and the window size was adjustable.
                It was a nice blind but will it will cost around $250 to $275.
                Good Luck!

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                • #9
                  I use the Ameristep Doghouse Blind

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Cowboystl1 View Post
                    walmart.com you can get them as well and fixed blade shoot through the windows
                    I've never shot through a mesh window. Have you done it and if so, did you get arrow deflection?

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by asrenstrom View Post
                      on sale right now for $120

                      www.fleetfarm.com/detail/barronett-blinds-big-mike-hunting-blind-bloodtrail-blades-camo/0000000203838
                      I've looked at the Big Mike but settled on the Doghouse because of the lighter weight.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by asrenstrom View Post
                        The best blind for archery I have ever used is the Barronett Big Mike blind. 6'-8" tall and 6'-3" wide in both directions, only blind I've ever seen that has sufficient room to have a full draw while standing. Window set up is also great, very customizable for any set up option. Depending on where you get it, anywhere from $120 to $200, but Fleet Farm usually has them for the cheapest price. I like the "Blades Camo" pattern a lot, the other option is "Bloodtrail" and looks like junk to me, JMO. I know $120 is over your asking price, but way worth it to get something that works so well for an extra $40 than waste one blind and have to go back and buy the right one later.
                        I've looked at the Big Mike but settled on the Doghouse because of the lighter weight.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by jhjimbo View Post
                          Ameristep is fine. I have had one for years. It has the metal spring inserts which pops it open but, as like DSM said it takes a little learning to fold it up.
                          I alsobought a one chair blind with the attached cover and was disappointed with the room inside. Not good for rifle or bow, I will now only use it for hunting with a handgun.
                          Jimbo, I would like to know if you are still using that chair blind. Any photos?

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by DSMbirddog View Post
                            I have a Dog House blind and it works pretty well. The only drawback to them is getting the process of folding them up mastered.
                            Yep, know what you mean, Seems it's always trial and error for me.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by FlyBum101 View Post
                              Cabela's has their Ameristep Doghouse blinds on sale right now for $60. They are good blinds and provide room for two people with a shotgun/rifle or room for one bowhunter.
                              Ditto on the Ameristep Doghouse. I've killed several deer while hunting from one.

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