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#1795777 - 01/14/11 02:22 PM Coyote hunting from a ground blind?
Leon86 Offline
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Registered: 01/13/11
Posts: 10
Loc: Nelson County,Va / Greene Coun...
Anyone hunt coyotes / fox from a ground blind?? My choice of hunting areas right now consist of long (1000yds probably) stretchs of flat open field (River on 1 side, woods to the other) and I was considering a ground blind setup to hunt the open field (put the blind just inside the tree line on the river side and try to call them into the field)

I know with coyotes being predators that they are truely masters of there surroundings and will generally notice any odd structures in there area but I was just curious if anyone uses a tactic such as this or if it would be like waving my arms around and jumping up and down. I have not bought a blind for this purpose yet which is why I am asking before I spend the money.

I am new to this so I'm just trying to get an idea before I go spending money that I will later find I should have put elsewhere.



Edited by Leon86 (01/14/11 02:24 PM)
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#1795783 - 01/14/11 02:31 PM Re: Coyote hunting from a ground blind? [Re: Leon86]
CoyoteKiller85 Offline
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Registered: 09/07/10
Posts: 75
Loc: Alabama
Well, It depends on the Area. Around here, ground blinds are a good choice and many people use them. If you can get in the setup quietly and Set the blind up, thats the best way. So, yea. I would say buy one.

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#1795787 - 01/14/11 02:37 PM Re: Coyote hunting from a ground blind? [Re: CoyoteKiller85]
WVbrushhunter Offline
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Registered: 01/07/11
Posts: 138
Loc: Mcdowell County West Virginia
if your not going to make very many stands it would be a good option.....but if ur going to make multiple stands it might hurt more than it would help.....also with predators u never know where they will come from and a blind might limit your fiel of view


Casey


Edited by WVbrushhunter (01/14/11 02:38 PM)

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#1795798 - 01/14/11 02:48 PM Re: Coyote hunting from a ground blind? [Re: WVbrushhunter]
BradB41 Offline
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Registered: 12/31/08
Posts: 242
Loc: USA
We have one that is used to hunt deer out of. Coincidentally, it is in a pretty good spot to call as well. I got in it Wednesday with the intention of calling out of it. I didn't like the limited view I had, so I sat in front of the blind instead. Hunting from a ground blind really limits your field of view...not a good thing when you are predator hunting.


Edited by BradB41 (01/14/11 02:51 PM)

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#1795855 - 01/14/11 03:30 PM Re: Coyote hunting from a ground blind? [Re: BradB41]
Leon86 Offline
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Registered: 01/13/11
Posts: 10
Loc: Nelson County,Va / Greene Coun...
I don't / won't have any permanent stands for a good while so maybe it would be a good idea.... thanks for the info guys... anyone else?
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#1796009 - 01/14/11 05:10 PM Re: Coyote hunting from a ground blind? [Re: Leon86]
Jackindistress Offline
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Registered: 01/30/10
Posts: 858
Loc: USA
I hunt from ground blinds quite a bit. They are nice when the weather is cold or if you have young hunters that fidget around too much for sitting in the open.

I have one permanent ground blind that I called and killed 5 coyotes from last winter.

Don't expect to have much luck calling them out into a wide open field though. Calling them into a field of corn stalks or a field that has something for cover works a lot better.

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#1796033 - 01/14/11 05:23 PM Re: Coyote hunting from a ground blind? [Re: Jackindistress]
220_Swift Offline
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Registered: 11/03/06
Posts: 15684
Loc: Central Oklahoma
Might think about a Gillie suit.
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#1796037 - 01/14/11 05:27 PM Re: Coyote hunting from a ground blind? [Re: 220_Swift]
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Registered: 03/19/10
Posts: 1824
Loc: Washington
Originally Posted By: 220_Swift
Might think about a Gillie suit.


+1.....I used to wear a Ghillie I made but have since purchased some 3-D cammo.....All I have to do is lie down and watch.....
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#1796948 - 01/15/11 11:09 AM Re: Coyote hunting from a ground blind? [Re: Jackindistress]
Leon86 Offline
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Registered: 01/13/11
Posts: 10
Loc: Nelson County,Va / Greene Coun...
It will have wheat grass and/or corn stalks during the spring/summer months and be mowed down pretty low during the fall/winter months - it is basically a managed bird hunting area that has a few too many yotes running around and ruining the population for the bird hunters among other things. Sounds like I will be purchasing a blind then - if all else fails I'll use it for deer season.

Thanks for the help guys, excellent info here.


Edited by Leon86 (01/15/11 11:10 AM)
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#1796954 - 01/15/11 11:12 AM Re: Coyote hunting from a ground blind? [Re: Leon86]
RJM Acres Offline
Die Hard Member III

Registered: 10/07/09
Posts: 3743
Loc: Ozarks
I have 1 of those pop up tent type ground blinds.
When I first got it it had an oder to it.
So I set it outside and let the baby goats play, pee and
crap on it for a few weeks. Now it still has an oder to
it but a natural animal type oder.

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#1796962 - 01/15/11 11:23 AM Re: Coyote hunting from a ground blind? [Re: RJM Acres]
Chupathingy Offline
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Registered: 12/01/07
Posts: 6827
Loc: not here
I think maybe a Ghillie is the way to go as well if you deem it necessary to add anything. I also have one of those pop up ground blinds like RJ was mentioning, it definately didn't hurt, I just got tired of carrying it around. If you have more patience than me for things like that, might be a good option. I just try and keep things simple.


Chupa

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#1796970 - 01/15/11 11:27 AM Re: Coyote hunting from a ground blind? [Re: Chupathingy]
BradB41 Offline
Seasoned Member

Registered: 12/31/08
Posts: 242
Loc: USA
Suppose I should clarify a little...the blind I was using is a camo tent with a little window that unzips for you to look and shoot out of. Again, I don't care for them to coyote hunt out of...you have next to no peripheral vision.

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#1796974 - 01/15/11 11:32 AM Re: Coyote hunting from a ground blind? [Re: BradB41]
Borderdog Offline
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Registered: 08/31/06
Posts: 1144
Loc: MT
Less time setting up and clearing out of a stand equals more time for more stands. I wouldn't mess with it, but if I only had a limited area to make a few stands I'd give it a shot.

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#1799960 - 01/17/11 08:15 AM Re: Coyote hunting from a ground blind? [Re: Borderdog]
Leon86 Offline
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Registered: 01/13/11
Posts: 10
Loc: Nelson County,Va / Greene Coun...
Thanks for the info guys - I'm going to go ahead and get one. It will get used one way or another.
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#1800043 - 01/17/11 09:49 AM Re: Coyote hunting from a ground blind? [Re: Leon86]
RJM Acres Offline
Die Hard Member III

Registered: 10/07/09
Posts: 3743
Loc: Ozarks
When you get it, put it up outside and let it air out for
awhile before you want to use it.

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