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I'm conidering buying the Primos Ground Max Predator Den Blind with the Predator Deception camo pattern. Has anyone used a pop up blind before? It'll mainly be used in fields and open hardwoods. What are the pro's and con's of a ground blind? I've always hunted on the ground with a stake up blind. Can some enlighten me on popup blinds? Thanks fellas.
 

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I've sat in one once on a pipeline and called up the same group of jakes three times while in it.   It was a very fun hunt but it got a little warm in there and wasps kept flying in and out of it.
 

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Have used them for deer hunting only. They claim they are good for hunting field birds and that you can put the blind up in the middle of the field before daylight and it won't bother the turkeys like it does deer. I am going to try and use mine this year to kill a bird with my crossbow. The only disadvantage to them is its just something else to have to carry to the woods and keep up with but they allow you to be able to move more on those long sits. Another disadvantage would be if you are in it and the turkeys aren't within range but you can see them you won't be able to get out of it without spooking them more than likely. Hope this helps
 

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also you will need a thermacell to keep the skeeters out because once they get in there with you they don't like to leave and it can get hot and miserable
 

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yes! and I love it.  No need to brush it in.  They do not get scared at all.  Put some dekes out and you got it made.
 

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man i get hot in one in deer season and i would not want a themacell on in that closed area. i would hate not being able to hear his foot steps or drumming but if it looked like rain for more than one day straight i would try it.
 

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Well everyone has their own ideas on whats sporting and what's not. Most people believe decoys aren't sporting either, but I do. To each his own. I'd be using the blind for trying to arrow a thunder chicken and hunting in the rain. I hate getting soaked. I also have a nephew that wants to hunt but Lord knows he can't sit still and so do I. I figured it'd be a good way to keep him concealed. Is it really true the turkeys don't mind it all. I've always heard that, but I don't have any experience with popup blinds. Do they make much noise when the wind blows against them? Thanks guys.
 

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olemossyhorns the main thing is just make sure the stakes are in the ground good so the wind doesn't blow it away and leave you sitting there looking like a fool. I have always heard that as long as the blind is set up before the turkeys arrive that day it doesn't bother them but I haven't tried on on turkeys yet. You have to set one up months early for deer but they claim you don't even have to brush it in for turkeys. Im gonna try to kill one out of mine with my crossbow this year so i'll let you know how it turns out.
 

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olemossyhorns said:
Can some enlighten me on popup blinds? Thanks fellas.
One thing to consider is hunting out of an enclosed pop-up blind defeats the turkeys only means of defense (his eye sight).

Even a young child can kill a turkey out of one....Turkey hunting is about sport. I see no sport in hunting out of one.
 

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I am not going to comment on the sporting aspects of using one, my problem with one is esthetical. I hunt for pleasure and I thoroughly enjoy everything that is going on around me in the spring woods. The confinement of a pop up blind deprives me of that pleasure. I just don't want to kill a turkey bad enough to sit in one of them things.
 

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My wife and I have tried one out before. We both enjoyed it, but found that hunting out of it to be too boring....we were too detached from the sights and sounds of the type turkey hunt we enjoy most.....
 

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I'll bowhunt out of one, but even with my bow I usually end up abandoning the blind and chasing birds.
Just not my style to sit in a blind and wait, unless it is one of them dang stubborn birds. Then, all bets are off, I'll sit and wait him out in a pop up blind with a taxidermy mounted strutter and a she mobile if that's what it takes for some of those suckers....
 

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I've never done it but would probably try one if i was going to try an arrow one. I think the blind would even things up a bit when it comes to using archery equipment. I'm not against it, to each his own, but i don't use blinds for the same basic reason I don't use decoys very much. They are not very mobile and i like to be mobile when i'm turkey hunting. I might not move but 100 yrds but it's kinda hard to move when you got decoys, blinds, ect to consider.
 

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My wife gave one for Christmas mostly b/c I can't climb as well as I once did to bow hunt from. But I plan to set it up to have aplace for me and my grandson to turkey huny from..just incase he getts the wiggles.
 
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