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Black Ops: Beyond the Basics of Ground Blinds

Ground blinds offer concealment and comfort from the elements. They also afford the hunter more movement over merely sitting on the ground. (M.D. Johnson photo)
Ground blinds offer concealment and comfort from the elements. They also afford the hunter more movement over merely sitting on the ground. (M.D. Johnson photo)

I’ll admit it. I have a love/hate relationship with ground blinds. Probably, I’m assuming, for the same reason many of you have similar relationships with them. The love stems from the fact ground blinds can be as close to hunting perfection as anything can be. They’re comfortable, convenient and concealing. The dislike I feel for ground blinds comes from the claustrophobic feeling I get while inside. Suddenly, I can’t see. I can’t hear. Nothing I do seems natural.

But love ’em or hate ’em, there’s no denying ground blinds have revolutionized the way hunters pursue wild game, particularly whitetails and wild turkeys; however, not all ground blinds are created equal, nor should they be used the same way in each and every hunting scenario.

Perfect Blind?

Ground blinds have their place, as with any other type of sporting equipment. The first challenge is to find a good one – not one that merely works, but one that excels in all categories, as well as one that best fits your particular hunting situation.

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