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Ground Blinds

Post by oldmandoug » Tue Dec 19, 2017 11:07 am

I am looking to get me a nice ground blind. Never bought one, always build one. Kinda getting a little to old for cutting and brushing constantly. I was trying to figure out which one is easiest to set up and has either straps or case for carrying. I hunt public land and the places I go are generally a long walk in.
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Re: Ground Blinds

Post by xcaliber » Tue Dec 19, 2017 11:56 am

Since they all leak anyway, I would recommend the Ghost Blind. No roof, but non restricting with walls, windows,etc. A bit pricey, but the last one I think you'll ever need. I love mine!
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Re: Ground Blinds

Post by ThunderXB » Tue Dec 19, 2017 12:27 pm

For the first time this year I used an Ameristep Brickhouse blind and it worked out OK.

Well, except for the fact that the bears seemed to like to play with it when I left it out for spring turkey hunting and they beat it up a little. :lol:

It was my first hub blind and one thing I would suggest is that if you go hub blind, make sure to try and assemble/pop it open, before you take it into the field.

The reason I say that, at least with the Ameristeps, is that some of them just don't pop open quite right.

(And that's not just me, even a store salesman told me that.)

So make sure you get a good one that does.

Nice part with a pop up is that it contains your scent well and keeps you more dry and warmer than sitting in the open.
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Re: Ground Blinds

Post by bigbowman » Tue Dec 19, 2017 1:26 pm

Lightweight, very easy to carry or backpack, quick setup, reasonably priced. I would buy a simple doghouse blind for public land! If you use a flat silicone tent spray and set it up to airout and dry, it will Not leak when it rains! Good luck!
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Re: Ground Blinds

Post by oldmandoug » Tue Dec 19, 2017 1:29 pm

Thanks, I appreciate it. I see the advantage to putting it up before you try it in the field. I am sure none of them are completely waterproof, but I am getting older and really like all the comforts I can get!
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Re: Ground Blinds

Post by ko4nrbs » Tue Dec 19, 2017 3:43 pm

bigbowman wrote:
Tue Dec 19, 2017 1:26 pm
Lightweight, very easy to carry or backpack, quick setup, reasonably priced. I would buy a simple doghouse blind for public land! If you use a flat silicone tent spray and set it up to airout and dry, it will Not leak when it rains! Good luck!
I've been using the same Doghouse blind for 3 years. Mine is still holding up well. Left it out for 2 months this season. The fiberglass poles will not take rough handling or extreme flexing well. I've broke two sections and both were my fault when I over flexed them. Be careful with them and they will last a long time.

Here is my review of it with some tips:
Title- Excellent Deer Hunting Tool!!
Date- November 15, 2014
https://www.amazon.com/Ameristep-Doghouse-Ground-Blind-Realtree/dp/B00JA82FV0/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1513715802&sr=8-1&keywords=doghouse+blind#customerReviews

In really wet weather you can cover the top with a tarp. I used one and just folded it to just cover the top of the blind. Worked great since I leave my chair , cushions, etc. in the blind. It's on Private land so no theft to worry about. On Public land I hunt dark to dark so I leave it there also since no one is in my spot after dark.
https://www.harborfreight.com/4-ft-6-in-x-6-ft-6-in-camouflage-all-purposeweather-resistant-tarp-61764.html

Shop around they can be had fairly inexpensively after hunting season.
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Re: Ground Blinds

Post by ko4nrbs » Tue Dec 19, 2017 3:44 pm

ko4nrbs wrote:
Tue Dec 19, 2017 3:43 pm
bigbowman wrote:
Tue Dec 19, 2017 1:26 pm
Lightweight, very easy to carry or backpack, quick setup, reasonably priced. I would buy a simple doghouse blind for public land! If you use a flat silicone tent spray and set it up to airout and dry, it will Not leak when it rains! Good luck!
I've been using the same Doghouse blind for 3 years. Mine is still holding up well. Left it out for 2 months this season. The fiberglass poles will not take rough handling or extreme flexing well. I've broke two sections and both were my fault when I over flexed them. Be careful with them and they will last a long time.

Here is my review of it with some tips:
Title- Excellent Deer Hunting Tool!!
Date- November 15, 2014
https://www.amazon.com/Ameristep-Doghouse-Ground-Blind-Realtree/dp/B00JA82FV0/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1513715802&sr=8-1&keywords=doghouse+blind#customerReviews

In really wet weather you can cover the top with a tarp. I used one and folded it to just cover the top of the blind. Worked great since I leave my chair , cushions, etc. in the blind. It's on Private land so no theft to worry about. On Public land I hunt dark to dark so I leave it there also since no one is in my spot after dark.
https://www.harborfreight.com/4-ft-6-in-x-6-ft-6-in-camouflage-all-purposeweather-resistant-tarp-61764.html

Shop around they can be had fairly inexpensively after hunting season.
Farm Stores can be a very good source!!

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Re: Ground Blinds

Post by ko4nrbs » Tue Dec 19, 2017 3:49 pm

xcaliber wrote:
Tue Dec 19, 2017 11:56 am
Since they all leak anyway, I would recommend the Ghost Blind. No roof, but non restricting with walls, windows,etc. A bit pricey, but the last one I think you'll ever need. I love mine!
You guys have just about talked me into a Ghost Blind. Seems pricey for what you get but it's only money!!

My spot on the creek with be a good place to try it out. I would have my back to the creek with is about 50 yards wide.

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Re: Ground Blinds

Post by gwhuntr » Tue Dec 19, 2017 5:51 pm

Check out Luckys Hunting blinds in Ubly, Michigan they are not cheap but will last a really long time.

http://www.luckyshuntingblinds.com
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Re: Ground Blinds

Post by Timbrhuntr » Tue Dec 19, 2017 7:01 pm

If u search for diy mirror blind part 1 and part 2 a guy shows how he made a ghost blind type blind.

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Re: Ground Blinds

Post by robertyb » Tue Dec 19, 2017 7:24 pm

Timbrhuntr wrote:
Tue Dec 19, 2017 7:01 pm
If u search for diy mirror blind part 1 and part 2 a guy shows how he made a ghost blind type blind.
You can buy one with the extensions almost as cheap as building one. I watched several of the videos and most said the same thing. :wink:
That said I use a Double Bull Matrix 360 blind that is 10-15 years old as it was one of the originals from DB long before they sold to Primos. It has never leaked other than the seams and a little spray takes care of that. A tad expensive but it has outlasted 5 blinds a friend of mine has bought and worn out during that time period trying to save $$$. :lol:
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Re: Ground Blinds

Post by Timbrhuntr » Tue Dec 19, 2017 7:29 pm

If i remember correctly I think he said he had 100 bucks in it.

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Re: Ground Blinds

Post by Timbrhuntr » Tue Dec 19, 2017 7:32 pm

I have 2 of the doghouse blinds I bought 7 years ago still going strong

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Re: Ground Blinds

Post by longbow joe » Tue Dec 19, 2017 7:54 pm

Closed (dog house....hard to beat 60 bucks)
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Re: Ground Blinds

Post by OhioXBowhunter » Tue Dec 19, 2017 8:59 pm

If you go to Ghost Blinds website they are currently on sale now good company to work with love mine you can use them everywhere.

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