Hunting Tip: Brush out ground blinds for greater concealment (VIDEO)
By Kristin Alberts
The better hidden the hunter, the greater odds of a successful harvest. With more hunters opting to get up-close-and-personal on the ground level using any of the myriad pop-up blinds on the market, they’re only doing half the job if not further camouflaging the unit with brush after initial setup.
While this seems like a simple tip, it’s not always followed. More often than not I have seen ground blinds popped up along fence lines and woodlots with little concern for concealment. Sure, these hunting tents come in camouflage fabric, but wood-wise hunters know that’s just a start. Breaking up the outline of a foreign, square-ish object in a natural environment only serves to better increase the odds of fooling wily quarry.
After just five minutes of work of adding brush to the blind, shooting lanes remain clear, but the outline of the blind is broken up, allowing it to blend more naturally into the terrain. (Photo: Kristin Alberts/Guns.com)
Close-up of using natural vegetation around the location of the ground blind to break up the squarish outline and help hunters remain concealed. (Photo: Kristin Alberts/Guns.com)
Here’s how you can be more successful with your setup. Before you even pop up that new blind, choose