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Originally posted by bovinahunter
Are turkeys skittish when around a ground blind? I have never hunted out of one, but I know deer spook easily when they see a ground blind. Can you just set it up in a field?
These weren't. I was bowhunting and the gobbler wouldn't come closer than 50 yards, but the hens flew down into my decoys and pecked around for a half hour before moving farther into the field. Sorry the photo is blurry. It was shot through the mesh.



I don't put my decoys out much farther than 10 yards.

 

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As others have said, does not seem to bother them at all. I use them also.
 

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USE the ground blind if you're working with hunters that move too much. Turkeys will walk right up to it, just as long as they didn't see you set it up from their roost tree.

The turkeys are only scared of movement. Don't use a blind when there's a lot of wind.

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So deer get spooky around them? I havent ever used one but I am thinking of getting one to bowhunt out of this fall on public ground. I dont like the idea of having to pack a climbing stand in and out everytime and I'm not going to leave one of my stands out there for somebody to steal so i though maybe getting a popup ground blind might be the answer since it would be a lot lighter and I'd rather hunt from the ground anyway. But, if the deer get real spooky around them, I dont know now.
 

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Monday morning was the first time I have ever used one while turkey hunting and it worked great. Had birds all around me. I didn't think they would work that well, but I am a believer now.
 

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Originally posted by Bowpredator
So deer get spooky around them? I havent ever used one but I am thinking of getting one to bowhunt out of this fall on public ground. I dont like the idea of having to pack a climbing stand in and out everytime and I'm not going to leave one of my stands out there for somebody to steal so i though maybe getting a popup ground blind might be the answer since it would be a lot lighter and I'd rather hunt from the ground anyway. But, if the deer get real spooky around them, I dont know now.
You should brush in a popup blind if you are hunting deer. This isn't necessary for hunting turkey.
 

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the summit viper is the best invention ever for deer hunting!!! i have hunted out of ground blinds and the deer werent that spookish but they always kept an eye on it and they never did get close enough for a bow shot. the forest is a deer backyard they notice any change. even a fallen tree. so a ground blind sticks out like a sore thumb. if you do hunt out of one lean fallen or cut branches against it to break up the blind patten. from my experience the wariest ones to get real spookish from ground blinds are yotes. eveytime i seen a yote while i was in a ground blind he always circled around and never took his eye off my blind. if im not stalking deer im up 20+ feet in my treestand.
 
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