I have this old four man dome tent that I was going to throw out. I am going to try and convert it into a ground blind instead. I was thinking of just cutting slotted windows into it, then cammo it some way.
I suppose it could work, depending on how big it is. You do not want it too bulky. A Double Bull blind (as a size comparison) will hold two adult hunters with no problem. The color of the blind could also be a problem if it is too light. For camo, I would look at covering it in the manner of a gillie suit. Burlap is relativly cheap and comes in camo as well as plain colors. You really need to break up the outline of the blind.
My last bear was taken from the ground. This was a last minute hunt. There was a good size Ash tree about 10 yards from the bait. I sat with my back against the tree. It was wide open between me and the bait. There had only been one bear hitting this bait. This would not be a good setup for an active bait. I shot the bear quartering toward me, between the brisket and the right shoulder. Field dressed it tipped the scale at 280 pounds.
Over the years I have seen several elk and deer hides left in the woods by hunters and I have to wonder why they do this? I fully understand and agree about getting the hide off the animal as soon as possible to cool the meat, but why not pack out the hide with you and use it? As far as I know there are no state laws that require you to take the hide home, but to me why waste such a beautiful part of the animal? Some might think they have no use for the hide or it costs too much to tan....