FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Here are Paul's answers to some frequently asked questions. If you don't find an answer to your question, please give us a call. We're happy to help!
Why hunt from an In Ground Blind?
There are lots of reasons, here are a few: 1) It is a lot more exciting hunting from the ground than from an elevated position. Kids in particular love being eye-to-eye with animals of all sizes. 2) Comfort. You will hunt longer and enjoy hunting more if you are comfortable and warm. Kids and women in particular appreciate this immensely. Windy and cold weather doesn't have to keep you at home any more. 3) Safety. No worrying about gravity. No safety harness required! 4) Hunt anywhere you can dig a hole. No tree of particular shape and size required. 5) Take the whole family hunting! Our blinds work for hunters of all sizes and ages, and can be installed just inches apart!
How long does it take to install a blind?
It depends on the terrain and soil conditions, and the shovel used. With a sharp, flat-tipped shovel on flat ground, in good moist soil, an average person will take between fifteen and twenty minutes. Rocky, rooty ground will require more time. It helps to pick a cool day for stand work. Take a friend or family member to help, and enjoy your time outdoors!
Where is a good place to install a blind for deer hunting?
Every property is different. Downwind and within hearing range of a bedding area is pretty tough to beat most of the time. Bucks in particular use the same bedding locations from generation to generation. Once you find these and plan your route into and out of them, you have a huge advantage for killing the best buck on the property each year. A person who likes to hunt every chance they can will need options for different wind and weather conditions. Over-hunting a location or hunting it in the wrong conditions can spoil a spot quickly.
Can I use an In Ground Blind on state owned land?
Check your state rules. In Wisconsin, the same rules that apply to treestands and tent blinds apply to our blinds. You must remove your blind at the end of each day and fill in the hole. This may sound like a lot of work, but the next time you hunt that spot, the dig is much easier.
Won’t deer see me while I'm hunting from the ground?
This is part of what makes hunting from the ground more exciting. Turkeys have incredible vision, yet many thousands are killed each year from the ground. Deer aren’t even in the same category when it comes to vision. Movement at the wrong moment can be a hunt-ender. Putting an obstacle between you and your prey allows you the freedom to move at will. More hunters are being seen while hunting from a tree while shifting weight, or turning their head than will ever be seen while in a ground blind. Camo face wear or paint helps a whole bunch too.
What do I have to do to maintain it?
Every 30 years, you may have to replace the inner lid support. If installed in a floodplain, you will need to make sure the blind does not fill with water. Other than that, you don’t’ have to worry about maintaining the blind. We do recommend trimming shooting lanes around the blind before hunting season just like you would for any other hunting spot. Keeping brush from growing where the lid rests when opened may be the only chore you experience.
How long will the blind last?
We’re not really sure. The plastics engineers say it will probably last for a hundred years. We believe the UV inhibitors in the plastic and stainless steel parts should give the blind a life measured in decades! Once installed, you can leave it for as long as you want to hunt that particular spot.
Should I get a right or left-handed Dead Stick?
You should get a Dead Stick that is the same as the way you shoot. For example, if you pull the trigger with your right hand, you should get a right-handed Dead Stick.
Should I get a right or left-handed Bow Holder?
You should get a Bow Holder that is the same as the way you shoot. For example, if you draw your bow with your right and hold it with your left, you should get a right-handed Bow Holder.
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