I’m going to be hunkered in my ground blind … very soon. I’ll start out sitting by a waterhole for pronghorns, move to a wallow for elk and finally to a cornfield edge for an early-season buck. Do you want to get more out of your blind experience? Sure you can order up dish satellite service and install a flat-screen TV in your blind, but that’s a bit of stretch. And if you’re like me, you’ll be caught channel surfing instead of watching for incoming game.
Start by being comfortable. I have several cushy camp chairs from Hunter’s Specialties I use to stay comfortable and at the ready. Check out their full line at a sporting goods store such as Cabela’s. When I find myself in awkward terrain and I can’t seem to make my chair sit upright, I employ my HuntMore 360 chair. This innovative chair meets every stature and sits solid on uneven ground, plus, it rotates quietly to accommodate any shooting position or window in your blind.
Now what about all that gear scattered about your blind? Get organized by incorporating products like those from Galena Outdoor Products. They manufacture shelves and racks that attach to the hubs of blinds, thus providing you with a shelf to stash your game calls, rangefinder, a can of Diet Mountain Dew or any odds-and-ends you might have sitting on the ground.
Finally, you might find yourself with several blind sites to choose from, but not sure which one to sit. Scouting cameras can answer the question on which one to use, but what if you don’t have a tree around, like during a pronghorn hunt? Use the Stic-N-Pic scouting camera mounting system. You can put a scouting camera on the prairie, in the middle of a cornfield or in a grassland refuge, with no trees required.
Dust off your ground blind. Stake it out. Hide in plain sight. Shoot straight.