Often, a ground blind is a hunter’s best option. Unfortunately, commercial models aren’t necessarily suited to longer compound or traditional bows. Luckily, making an inexpensive, lightweight blind is easy.
1. At a hardware store or garden centre, buy a 50-foot roll of matte black weed barrier cloth and 50 feet of paracord.
2. At your ambush site, locate three trees about six feet apart, whose trunks form a triangle relative to each other. Make sure the base of that triangle faces the area you want to cover. (i.e. a trail or the approach to a food source.)
3. Tie the ground cloth (using the paracord) from tree to tree, leaving the base side open. Since the cloth is three-feet wide, tie a second course above the first to create a triangular blind six-feet tall with the base side open. There is no roof, just two high walls.
4. Camouflage the blind with vegetation.
5. Clear the floor area to bare ground.