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Location: Louisiana but hunting MS
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Bow hunting from a ground blind?

I am new to the world of forums. In fact, this is my first post ever so I am kind of interested to see how this works.

I just signed up to a new hunting club in MS and i dont know the land verry well yet, but i have found some verry good signs. 3 bucks to be exact in one place togeather First off, where i usually hunt if I were to see a small buck i would be thrilled. Anyway, I am planning on bow hunting that area but i have never used a ground blind before. Just bought one. Anyone ever use a ground blind for deer while bow hunting with sucess? Should i set it up and leave it there? If i hunt it and see deer that are out of range, do you think it would hurt to move the blind or just hope that they strey closer. All the ground is harder than i am used to so scouting hasnt, been doing me much good. i couldn't even find the tracks of the deer i saw. Any help would be greatly appriciated. Oh did i mention that I have never hunted in Mississippi before? Yep, that means that I have never sat in a stand that doesn't overlook corn. Brick Wall,)

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Location: Upper Peninsula of Michigan
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Bow hunting from a ground blind?

I have taken several deer from ground blinds. I would put the blind up as soon as you can and leave it there for the deer to be accustomed to its presence. I had no problems shooting a bow with sights out of a blind but can not shoot instinctive from within a blind. Be sure to cover any window or other openings with camo netting. Deer are spooked by big black openings! Simply covering them with netting solves that and you can shoot through the netting without affecting arrow flight.

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Location: Louisiana but hunting MS
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Bow hunting from a ground blind?
Old Professor wrote:
I have taken several deer from ground blinds. I would put the blind up as soon as you can and leave it there for the deer to be accustomed to its presence. I had no problems shooting a bow with sights out of a blind but can not shoot instinctive from within a blind. Be sure to cover any window or other openings with camo netting. Deer are spooked by big black openings! Simply covering them with netting solves that and you can shoot through the netting without affecting arrow flight.

Thanks for the info. have you ever shot mechanicals with the shoot through mesh? seems like it would open the broad head on contact. well then i guess it wouldn't be any different than shooting a fixed blade.

well thanks.

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Location: Upper Peninsula of Michigan
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Bow hunting from a ground blind?

I do not EVER shoot mechanical heads!! "Murphy" is my hunting partner! I do not trust then not to malfunction. I have never had a problem getting my fixed blade heads to fly true and group tight.

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Location: Louisiana but hunting MS
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Bow hunting from a ground blind?
Old Professor wrote:
I do not EVER shoot mechanical heads!! "Murphy" is my hunting partner! I do not trust then not to malfunction. I have never had a problem getting my fixed blade heads to fly true and group tight.

thanks for the advice. i will bread out the old trusty fixed blades.

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Location: Tinley Park, IL
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I would say go ahead and use

I would say go ahead and use mechanical broadheads if you want when shooting from a ground blind. Just don't try shooting them through the mesh. They will open early and fly badly. For that switch to fixed broadheads.

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