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    Quote Originally Posted by ysyg View Post
    Thanks for the info and links. Looks a lot more comfortable than my tree stand. I see deer almost every time I’m in the stand, rarely a decent buck though. Is the success rate good from the open field blind?

    np, We hunt on a farm weve known the land owner for decades now, not going to lie to you, the land we go to is a gold mine haha the bucks come from the swamp through the treeline into the open field to feed, on the other side of the field theres also just piles of potatos (not perfect enough for the company buying them) so that spot is also great to go to cause its basically a buffet for them haha. we have success everytime. i have a few videos of us there during spring tukey actually and while i was sitting ont he floor i literally seen dozens of deer running across the field where we put out blinds every year, ill try and get the videos up for ya

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    Quote Originally Posted by ysyg View Post
    Thanks for the info and links. Looks a lot more comfortable than my tree stand. I see deer almost every time Iím in the stand, rarely a decent buck though. Is the success rate good from the open field blind?
    If you can blend the blind in some the deer should be less skittish. Put one between a few bales of hay? A cousin of mine used to have pretty good success making a triangular blind from 3 round bales.

    Another word of caution, if you use a pop up hub style blind make sure you support the centre roof hub if you leave it set up and unattended. Rain and snow can collapse the centre hub and/or break it, and it also stretches out the fabric making it "flappy" afterwards.

    Make yourself some really stout stakes and use the guy wires with the blind rather than tent pegs to keep it down in the wind.

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    keep in mind we are turkey hunting at the moment int he videos, so the last 2 videos in basically along that field we set our blinds up looking to the right into the trees, the deer here like to run across the field sometimes to the neighbors to feed as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GW11 View Post
    If you can blend the blind in some the deer should be less skittish. Put one between a few bales of hay? A cousin of mine used to have pretty good success making a triangular blind from 3 round bales.

    Another word of caution, if you use a pop up hub style blind make sure you support the centre roof hub if you leave it set up and unattended. Rain and snow can collapse the centre hub and/or break it, and it also stretches out the fabric making it "flappy" afterwards.

    Make yourself some really stout stakes and use the guy wires with the blind rather than tent pegs to keep it down in the wind.

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    we use to do that, the farmer on our property had some family problems recently so we havent bothered him to bring out the haybales, and yes i agree get better pegs for sure, what are the "guy wires" youre talking about? ill check that out thanks

    ah i see what youre talking about, might give that a try this year thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bowjob View Post
    we use to do that, the farmer on our property had some family problems recently so we havent bothered him to bring out the haybales, and yes i agree get better pegs for sure, what are the "guy wires" youre talking about? ill check that out thanks

    ah i see what youre talking about, might give that a try this year thanks
    Yeah extend the lines outward from the hubs and stake the blind down on all 4 sides, driving the stake in at an angle. I don't even use the tent pegs, they just get lost in the ground.

    Don't trip over them in the dark...lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by GW11 View Post
    Yeah extend the lines outward from the hubs and stake the blind down on all 4 sides, driving the stake in at an angle. I don't even use the tent pegs, they just get lost in the ground.

    Don't trip over them in the dark...lol

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    We are 3-4 guys in our early 50's. We hunt a large family farm in Niagara and have 11 permanently mounted stands & blinds on the property - plus we each use a ground blind and I have a climber. Over time, and as we got older, we have been replacing the old(er) tree pegs/hang on stands with ladder stands stands simply because it is easier to get up and down and provides a more comfortable sit.

    Presently we have a 11 different hunting options depending on location, wind direction and time of year.
    4 x single ladder stands
    3 x double ladder stands
    2 x perm mounted blinds
    2 x Bubba'd stands......hang on tree stands with TV antenna's (they are slated to be replaced with double ladder stands - one this year and one in 2021)





    I love the perm blinds or ground blinds for all day sits, or sits in the rain or snow because you have room to move about - read, eat or simple to adjust your position. They are great to hunt in but sometimes climbers offer the best views around.......in areas that do not see hunting pressure.


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    ......yes we were drinking when we camo'd the blinds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 410001661 View Post
    ......yes we were drinking when we camo'd the blinds.
    hahaaahha hey they look good, when my dream comes true of owning some land this is the plan for me. good stuff! my uncle has a property build similar blinds, he actually has glass sliding windows on them too. i really like the first one alot! well done .

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