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  • Brushing in ground blind?

    I'm new to blind hunting, but have heard that brushing blinds in help them to blend in to the surroundings. However, I saw an add in a hunting magazine for the primos cammo blinds that stated NOT to brush it in for turkeys? Wondering why that would be?

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    Fly:

    I have done it both ways. Once the blind sat out in the middle of an alfalfa field and the nearest trees were 400 yards away. The toms came right in and the hunt was a success. I have also placed the blind along a fence line and had toms "BALK" at the blind or set-up. I am not sure that it matters as long as the birds are comfortable with the area. With that stated I always try and make the blind "blend in" with the surroundings as much as posssible. Does it make a difference???? I do not know , however, it makes me feel better.

    Note: on thing that tends to "scare" the birds is when the blind is against an open skyline and the sun is behind you. They seem to stay away from the big black blob that they see. I avoid hill tops with the sun behind me.

    the dog

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    • #3
      Never brushed in a blind for turkeys, ours simply dont seem to care. They dont get spooked by the "black hole" effect when having windows and such open either. I have had them within yards of my Ranger though and they dont seem to be bothered.

      You take whitetail deer though and that's a completely different story, the exact opposite is true, you better conceal the blind and make the window openings as small as you can. They seem to notice something different and will steer away from them.

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      • #4
        Never had a turkey get spooked from a blind...i don't even bother making it blend in for turkey hunting...But its a must for deer.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by doubleA View Post
          Never brushed in a blind for turkeys, ours simply dont seem to care. They dont get spooked by the "black hole" effect when having windows and such open either. I have had them within yards of my Ranger though and they dont seem to be bothered.

          You take whitetail deer though and that's a completely different story, the exact opposite is true, you better conceal the blind and make the window openings as small as you can. They seem to notice something different and will steer away from them.
          My words exactly! But with one exception. I always brush in my whitetail blinds but I unzip the front window of my Doghouse TSC completely and leave it that way 24/7 for about a month before deer season. The deer get used to the "black hole" and that leaves me plenty of room to shoot.

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          • #6
            I dont even know anything about hunting blinds for turkey. Where i hunt you go where the birds are and most of the time you dont have time or space even for a decoy. From my experience though, the birds are looking at colors, and if your blind is blending in with colors in the woods, you should be fine without brushing it up.

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            • #7
              Check the state game laws. I read someplace where you can't do that in PA or maybe it was NY but "no natural blinds" so brush on a made made blind may violate their rule.

              I got my best turkey ever, was written up in Buckmasters back in 2001, I was using a Ameristep Tepee type pop up blind. Green, shiny and moved a lot in the wind. Birds did not care. Try that with a deer they headed into the next state in a flash. God figure.

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              • #8
                Turkey's dont care what it looks like or when you put it up.....

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                • #9
                  turkeys don't see ground blinds like deer do,, with any ground blind its uneccsary to belnd them in when turkey hunting,, deer hunting is another story...

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