Stop Getting That Ground Blind Stolen
Ground blinds on public lands do not stand a chance when left unattended during hunting season. Their large size attracts sticky-fingered hunters and dog walkers who cringe at the thought of someone hunting near their walking path. Many hunters, like myself, want to leave their ground blind out in an area so deer get used to them over time. However, this tactic is a risk, especially considering a nice ground blind can cost you over $130.
Stop getting your ground blind stolen by using a large piece of cardboard! Yes, you read that correctly.
Find a large piece of cardboard or flattened cardboard box. Bring it out to your hunting spot and stuff it in thick brush standing upright. After you have placed your cardboard in the brush, poke a few small holes in it to run some durable line through. Next, use the line to secure the cardboard to the surrounding brush so it cannot blow away.
There you go, problem solved!
With the piece of cardboard in your hunting spot, over time, deer will get used to seeing the large square in the woods. When you are ready to go hunting, bring your ground blind with you from home and replace it with the cardboard. Now, you have a hunting spot where deer are used to seeing a large square in the woods. Once, you are done hunting, all you need to do it put the cardboard back in its place and take your blind home–so no one else does!
As added bonuses, this solution keeps your hunting spot a secret and confuses everybody on using the same public land.
Check out this other Quick Tip on What Type of Camouflage to Wear in a Ground Blind.
Justin J. Lind
White Buffalo Outdoors