3 Applications to Use Ground Blinds for Turkey Hunting

3 Applications to Use Ground Blinds for Turkey Hunting

There are a number of scenarios when a ground blind is the right way to hunt for turkeys.

Ground Blinds for Turkey Hunting

Use a groundblind to hunt more effectively in these three situations


Consider this. Turkey hunters know that pasture birds — those at home in large fields — are some of the toughest to take. They shy from the field edges, but will stay out in the field, and out of gun or bow range. But, for some reason, a blind set up out in the field, as opposed to the woods, won't spook them! You can double your effective range by setting up your blind in the field, about 40 yards from the edge. That gives you another 40-yards reach out in the field and another 40 yards from you to the field edge.

It's a New Day

In the past, hunters thought groundblinds were for youth hunts only. But they are actually another tool in your quiver to get a gobblers within 40 yards of your muzzle or broadhead.


A comfortable hunter is a better hunter. Used to be that groundblinds made especially for turkey were smaller, shorter and a tight fit for more than one person. We've gotten away from that because saving a few pounds and reducing your profile a bit wasn't worth it! Bigger blinds, like Primos' Double Wide Double Bull give you elbow room. You'll be able to put a chair where you need it, and you won't be bumping into your rest or the walls of the blind, which rarely puts animals at ease.

Ground Blinds for Turkey Hunting


If you've got the birds patterned, and you know they come into a certain place consistently, then a groundblind is the way to go. That way, you reduce the chance of your being caught out in the open and the birds suddenly show up while you are moving or even blinking. Turkeys' eye sight is keen to say the least and even the most seasoned hunters know it's not easy to stay absolutely still for hours on end.

A ground blind, in this case, hides any movement. You can run a camera to film your hunt, use a vertical bow, check your Facebook feeds or even take a nap! You know you want to.

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