10 Tips to Setting Up a Ground Blind

10 Tips to Setting Up a Ground Blind

10 Tips to Setting Up a Ground Blind

How to Setup a Ground Blind?

Greg C. Moriates

Greg C. Moriates

Owner of Train Hunt Eat

Ground blinds are used for hunting almost every animal in the world, not just for sitting at the edge of a field waiting on a whitetail.  

 

Ground Blind hunting has been around since the start of time.  Setting up a Ground Blind would consist of finding a spot and using natural vegetation.  You would setup a natural ground blind to conceal your movement and breakup your profile.  The only problem with setting up natural blinds, was that it would create a disturbance in the natural surroundings that would put the game that you are hunting on high alert until they determine that the disturbance is not a threat. 

 

As a kid, I loved setting up natural blinds.  It was like building a house in the woods.  But was this the right way to setup a ground blind?  Of course it was.  There is no real right or wrong way to setup a ground blind.  However, with these 10 Tips to Setting Up a Ground Blind, I will show you a better way to setting up a ground blind. 

     

Today we have a ton of options when it comes to ground blinds.  You can get great ground blinds from MuddyXenexCabelas or even Amazon Different styles, sizes, brands, setups, etc.       

 

How to Setup a Ground Blind?

Modern ground blinds are packed with features.  In fact, at Train Hunt Eat, we believe that everyone should have a ground blind in their arsenal.  Why you may ask?  Well, here are some benefits of hunting with a ground blind:

 

  • They are portable easy to carry.
  • Ground blinds help you stay longer in the woods during times of adverse conditions.
  • Conceal hunter movement.
  • Help minimize odors.
  • Comfortable.
  • Setup anywhere.
  • Provide a better shot angle that from a tree stand.
 
As you can see, there are many features and benefits that a ground blind can provide the hunter.  However, when asked, most hunters 

 

 

10 Tips to Setting Up a Ground Blind

Modern ground blinds are easy to setup.  However, we wanted to make it even easier with our 10 Tips to Setting Up a Ground Blind.  So here we go:   

  1. Practice setting up your blind prior to hitting your hunting grounds.
  2. Pick a Spot and Setup at least a couple of days before your hunt the blind (if you are allowed).  This will allow the game that you are pursuing to get comfortable with your setup and understand that the blind in not a threat.
  3. When you can’t set up in advance, be sure to place the blind where it isn’t obvious. Forget the edge of the field and get it inside the tree line for better concealment. If you’ve done any homework about the herd’s habits, you can set the blind back in the trees or other natural cover, which shouldn’t hinder you in any way as you plan for the deer to walk right in front of you.
  4. Clear the ground of as much vegetation as possible.  You do not want that branch or leave to give you away.
  5. Spray the interior and exterior with a scent elimination spray or use an ozone generating machine.
  6. Use natural vegetation to help conceal your blind.
  7. Match the interior (if the blind is lined in black, wear black).
  8. Only open windows that you need opened.
  9. Use a comfortable chair.
  10. Make sure you have enough clearance for a shot.

As you can see, setting up a ground blind is not difficult and can be very effective.  Using Train Hunt Eats 10 Tips to Setting Up a Ground Blind will help you increase your chances of harvesting the animal that you are pursuing.

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