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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 11-08-2012, 08:10 AM Thread Starter
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Ground Blind Question

I have a couple ground blinds and have used them successfully for Rifle hunting but took up Bow Hunting this year. I have a good set up I think Tucked in d=between a few cedar trees and brushed in real good about 15 yds from a hanging feeder and 30 yds from a trail on the other side. and i think there may have bee the begining of a scrape along side of that trail but am not sure... thinking i might enjoy some rut activity in this setup. question is in using the ground blind for Bow hunting should I leave the screens on and shoot through them or take them off completely opening the windows up. DO these shoot through screens affect accuracy? I know my range finder doesnt work through them? Sorry for rambling.

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I would not shoot through the screens for two reasons

1. you'll ruin your screen (obviously)
2. why take a chance at having something deflect your arrow on your dream buck?

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I would not shoot through the screens for two reasons

1. you'll ruin your screen (obviously)
2. why take a chance at having something deflect your arrow on your dream buck?

I get that but the qustion remains Why hav screens on these things because if I try to remove them for a shot the deer will hear that velcro rip apart. And what would be the recomended approach should I just leave them off and then do i need to camo my face with paint or a shroud inside the blind... oh and unfortunately i only get one buck a year in Kansas so I am Doe hunting now LOL
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I always put my windows about half open- enough to see my sight and allow the arrow to pass as well. Make sure you wear ALL black- including on your head. I never hunt out of a blind without all black on. Also- Sit towards the rear of the blind and not right by the window. That way there are more shadows on you and your uncovered parts (i.e. eyes)

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you can shoot through the screens if you are using fixed blades if using expandables remove the screen
as Tator stated I remove mine as to not take a chance & I use rage 2 blades so I do not want them opening prematurely
even without the sceens a deer will have a hard time seeing you in the blind unless you are close to the windows

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Also keep in mind, once you shoot through them, they will no longer be tight- therefore meaning it would not be a good idea to shoot through the screen again. Hence, if you shoot once and miss, it'd be hard to make a good shot at a second chance. Just a thought.

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You look like you are brushed in good enough to not have the screens up at all. I really like your set-up, very well done.

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I only use my screens when turkey hunting, and even then I leave them out of my shooting windows. Like said most important is wearing black and staying in a back corner or wall.
Another thing to check into is if you can buy the replacement screen for the model blind your useing and cost. Might be cheep enough to go ahead n buy the spare set or you might find you can't get them and not want to tear up what ya got.
If it were me I would only shoot through a screened window if I just had no othe option and the animal just was t going to work over to a non screen window.
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I always put my windows about half open- enough to see my sight and allow the arrow to pass as well. Make sure you wear ALL black- including on your head. I never hunt out of a blind without all black on. Also- Sit towards the rear of the blind and not right by the window. That way there are more shadows on you and your uncovered parts (i.e. eyes)
what he said. they say you can shoot arrows thru them and they or made for it wont bother arrow flight and have cheap replacement screens. IMO Im not going to take the chance and miss or wound a life time buck

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Another thing is that even though you can "see through" the screens, they still are not crystal clear and in the early or late parts of the day, they can make your view alot darker than what it really is. Also, if the sun is hitting the screen, it's next to impossible to see out of them- at least in my blind it is.

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