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For anyone who has a ground blind how much do i need to blend it in.

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    For anyone who has a ground blind how much do i need to blend it in.

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    I usually try to put the ground blind under some low-lying tree branches. Then I usually cut some saplings from the area to secure in the blinds tie-downs. I don't go nuts with cover but feel it is good to have something to help break up the edges of the blind. I have just thrown the blind up with no cover and been perfectly fine as well. If I know I am going to leave my blind up for a while I will make sure to try to blend it in. You have to watch putting too many sticks, etc. in the the tie downs as they will wear out the surface of the blind and create a bunch of pin holes (this could be cause my blind is cheaper...)

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    • #3
      More than blending in try not to have the blind sky lined from the direction the game is heading. The camo patterns used on blinds work well, but add some natural brush and things from around the area your hunting from if you want. Good luck.

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      • #4
        READ. i was turkey hunting this past spring and had mine set up along a strip of trees next to a farm field. a turkey walked that strip right past and behind my blind, she even walked around by it for a few minutes. btw, turkey's eye sight is extremely good.

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        • #5
          For deer it is extremely important to get your blind brushed in as early as possible to allow the deer to become accustomed to it. For turkeys though, you can throw a blind up minutes before the hunt. They do not seem aware of it.

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          • #6
            It depends, for turkeys, not much, but for deer, as much as you can. I never brush in blinds at all for turkeys, and they never seem to mind, even if it was just put up. But deer freak out at the sight of an non brushed-in blind, If you leave it there a long time, say a few months, then some will get used to it, but some will be spooked no matter how long it has been there. So I try to brush it in until all the outline is broken up at the least, and preferably until it basically looks like a brush pile.

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            • #7
              Assuming you have a blind made of non reflective fabric the 100 yd rule will apply-
              If you can set up the blind so deer will see it at least 100 yds away it will not spook them by the sight of it. (my blinds are set up at time of hunt in the location deer feed in the field. As they enter they stop look and assume the farmer left something in the field and walk right over to me.)
              If you set it up and the deer will be within 100 yds at first sight of the blind they will spook. In this case you must brush it in very well.(in this case I usually build a natural blind rather than mess around with a commercial blind.)
              Good hunting.
              later,
              charlie

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