Hunting Blinds

Nothing is more frustrating than being caught red-handed by your target. If you are discovered by your prey, you can be sure that they are quickly going to dart away once they see you. Being discovered can happen in many different scenarios. The animal can physically see you standing out in the open, they can hear the sound of your boots crunching around in the foliage, or they can smell your very unnatural smell. One way to prevent, or lessen, the impact that this would have on your hunting trip is to start using a hunting blind.

A hunting blind does not have to be an expensive item. It can be something as simple as digging a ditch and covering it up with shrubbery from the surrounding area. What you are trying to accomplish when using a blind is the utmost coverage. When a trophy buck appears and scans for any does, food, or danger, you can be sure he will pass you by if you have created a good hunting blind.

Portable blinds typically open from the top and allow the shooter an easy and natural shot. They are portable so that you can pick it up and move it around if your game goes on the move. Pop-up blinds can be “popped up” and/or folded back down and allow for extreme portability. There are duck blinds that are meant to be used around the water to conceal the hunter for extended periods. You can also find goose blinds that look just like sleeping bags.

When you set up your blind, try to make it look as natural as possible by adding items from your surroundings to it. It is helpful to gather fresh limbs as opposed to limbs that are older because they will help to mask your scent. The nicest and most expensive hunting blind is not going to mean anything if you do not choose your location carefully.

You can also set them up near places that your desired animal will look for its resources. Watering areas are always a good sign because every animal needs water to live. You do not want to scare your prize away, so you want to make sure that you clear the area around your hunting blind of anything that might snap or break. When you are in the hunting blind, it is imperative that you stay quiet. I can assure you are not as quiet as you think you are, and you will spook your game if you are too loud. Take these pointers out to the field with you next time you hunt and see that they will have a positive impact on your trip.

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