Black Ops: Beyond the Basics of Ground Blinds
By: M.D. Johnson
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.
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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