Blind or no Blind

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Blind or no Blind

Post by Grant » Sun Jan 15, 2012 11:54 am

I've got an area I'd like to try to bow hunt this year. (let the bowtech do some work)

For anyone else killing turkeys bowdown style, are you using a blind? I'd like to avoid hunting in the blind if possible...
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Re: Blind or no Blind

Post by MidTNHunter » Wed Jan 18, 2012 12:24 am

I have hunted them both ways...without a blind choose setup wisely and be prepared to draw when they are turned...

I had four toms come into my setup and I was hidden behind a small group of trees. When I caught them all three with their backs to me looking or that en they had been hearing... After drawing I leaned out and let the arrow find its spot! What a rush!

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Re: Blind or no Blind

Post by STEROIDCHICKEN » Wed Jan 18, 2012 8:40 am

i like both....a blind will definitely give you more freedom to draw without getting busted, but being in the woods edge is a complete rush like midtnhunter mentioned.
remember when you are setting up your blind, unlike deer hunting, you can put that blind anywhere and it will not spook the bird. no brushing in needed.....you can put it dead-center of a field or foodplot and they do not care.
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Re: Blind or no Blind

Post by spurshooternc » Sun Jan 29, 2012 1:34 am

I am going after them with the old stick and string myself this year for the first time.. I plan on using blinds myself and some nice decoy spreads to bring them in close.... I will keep ya posted on how it goes...
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Re: Blind or no Blind

Post by MidTNHunter » Sun Jan 29, 2012 12:55 pm

Good Luck!

I hope to get an Osceola with my bow this spring.

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Re: Blind or no Blind

Post by GAbird » Sun Jan 29, 2012 9:05 pm

Grant,

My brother has a friend who only bow hunts birds and never uses a blind. His "go to" set-up is have a full strut decoy facing in his direction at around 20 yds. In a nut shell he banks on the bird working his set-up and getting full strut on the deke then drawing back as the long beard is challenging the deke. I'm sure this is one of those way easier said than done scenarios, but he swears by it.

In my short turkey hunting career I have had birds love the full strut deke and some flat hang-up/get scared by a full strut deke. Guess that's the gamble you would have to make if trying this tactic.
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Re: Blind or no Blind

Post by Grant » Sun Jan 29, 2012 9:22 pm

GAbird wrote:Grant,

My brother has a friend who only bow hunts birds and never uses a blind. His "go to" set-up is have a full strut decoy facing in his direction at around 20 yds. In a nut shell he banks on the bird working his set-up and getting full strut on the deke then drawing back as the long beard is challenging the deke. I'm sure this is one of those way easier said than done scenarios, but he swears by it.

In my short turkey hunting career I have had birds love the full strut deke and some flat hang-up/get scared by a full strut deke. Guess that's the gamble you would have to make if trying this tactic.
I'll add a strutter deke to my gear this year... All I have now is hen dekes.
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Re: Blind or no Blind

Post by J Gilbert » Wed Feb 01, 2012 3:02 pm

I'm gonna give it a try myself this spring, didn't get to break the Obsession in during deer season so I'm hoping first blood will be a big thunderchicken
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Re: Blind or no Blind

Post by mossyoakpro » Wed Feb 01, 2012 4:37 pm

MidTNHunter wrote:Good Luck!

I hope to get an Osceola with my bow this spring.
Gonna try that myself MDH!! I finally have some private land to hunt down there so I will give it a try!!

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Re: Blind or no Blind

Post by Kevin Farr » Wed Feb 01, 2012 6:32 pm

MidTNHunter wrote:I have hunted them both ways...without a blind choose setup wisely and be prepared to draw when they are turned...

I had four toms come into my setup and I was hidden behind a small group of trees. When I caught them all three with their backs to me looking or that en they had been hearing... After drawing I leaned out and let the arrow find its spot! What a rush!

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