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    Iím considering buying a tent blind to use for the controlled deer hunt. Iíve Successfully used a tree stand for years but age is catching up with me. I love the view from the tree stand, but seem to get busted by any decent buck. Good idea? Ground blind tips?

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    I use both but prefer the ground blind as its rather nice when it's windy and snowing and the propane heater is running.
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    Ground blinds for us. You won't get hurt in a ground blind. Deer don't bust you and it's much nicer in crap weather. My hunting partner is in his 70's and has decided no more tree stands for the rest of his hunting
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    More and more from a ground blind these days. Always had more success in a permanent platform type tree stand than the ladder style stands. I would get busted in a ladder stand more often than sitting in a chair on the ground.

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    At this point I still use both...different hunting locations and conditions require different approaches.

    Still like a tree stand for longer range visibility, I wrap a burlap screen around the front/sides to cover any movement with my hands of legs, very rarely get busted.

    But yes, in foul weather that comfy chair in a pop-up sure makes a difference on how long I'll can stay out.
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    Looks like I'll be hunting from both. I've been watching my target buck come out in the same place but too far from my treestand for a comfortable shot and may not even see him with the leaves still on for early bow season. I'll be putting up a ground blind closer to where he is coming into the fresh seeding. Or I'll sit in the long grass against a tree at least until the frost knocks the crap out of the undergrowth.

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    Your decision should be based on the specific hunting site, your physical capabilities and comfort. Some sites are best hunted from an elevated platform while others from the ground. If you opt to go with a ground blind, if possible, set it up in advance of your hunt so deer become accustomed to it. Also, try to blend it into the natural surroundings. Even though it may have a camouflaged pattern, it might still stand out.

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    Started out hunting out of a Tree Stand only. And as mentioned by others started finding my self in the blind more and more. Easier to get in and out of, less gear to bring and keeps me dry and warm when it crappy out. But do enjoy both still.
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    For myself, it's strictly ground blind. I've got a "pop-up" and a semi permanent I use. The semi is put up and taken down each year as that is what the land owner asks of me. Its comfy with my Mr. Buddy heater and swivel office chair! My day's of swaying in the cold wind are long gone.
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    Ground blind 6'X6' so you can use as tent for the night and for ice fishing to.
    Closed cell foam for floor little propane fireplace .... Cot for the night ...







    Quote Originally Posted by ysyg View Post
    I’m considering buying a tent blind to use for the controlled deer hunt. I’ve Successfully used a tree stand for years but age is catching up with me. I love the view from the tree stand, but seem to get busted by any decent buck. Good idea? Ground blind tips?

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