Stand or Blind?

Discussion in 'General Hunting' started by Clifford Reynolds, Sep 11, 2018.

  1. Clifford Reynolds

    Clifford Reynolds Fawn

    Aug 8, 2017
    New York
    So we have our baits set and ready to go. We’re both mobile hunters and shoot recurve and longbows. I’m thinking of sitting on the ground by one of the baits vs setup in a tree. The group spot is about 15’ away from the barrels vs the closest suitable tree is 20 yards approx. Any thoughts or opinions on ground vs tree stands?
  2. littlebear

    littlebear 12 pointer

    Aug 21, 2007
    the woods
    I prefer a stand myself. Never have liked blind hunting much. I feel limited on visibility and shots.
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  3. carnivore

    carnivore 12 pointer

    Nov 17, 2007
    I use both and suggest doing the same. You can make either work well. I think blinds are more forgiving scentwise and can be made to be very comfortable. But you defiantly see and hear less compared to a stand. With that said i hunt twice as much because when its too cold, the wind isnt great, or the weather sucks im still out there... in my blind. When the weather is good and the wind is great im in a stand.
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  4. Clifford Reynolds

    Clifford Reynolds Fawn

    Aug 8, 2017
    New York
    Thanks carnivore for the suggestion
  5. luvtohunt

    luvtohunt 10 pointer

    Sep 1, 2011
    Eubank, Ky
    I'm not a traditional archery guy but do hunt with a compound a lot. Both have benefits in certain situations. I di love a blind turkey hunting!!
  6. elkaholic

    elkaholic 12 pointer

    Jan 12, 2012
    Pendleton County
    I have used blinds for the most part for the last 15 years.
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  7. Iceman35

    Iceman35 12 pointer

    Oct 27, 2008
    Boone County
    I've got a blind, which I'm heading to tonight, that's 15 yards from a cornpile, vs a stand about 75 yards away their main entrance to the field. Bad wind for the stand, but the blind should contain my scent enough with this light north wind. Also helps with the kids moving around
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  8. kyoutdoorsman

    kyoutdoorsman 10 pointer

    Jan 19, 2016
    What blind do you prefer
  9. ojibwa62

    ojibwa62 12 pointer

    Jul 1, 2018
    As I have gotten older I find myself hunting out of popups a lot more especially on all day sits.. I find that with minimal brushing in deer get used to them fairly quick.. I also have several 18' ladders out and a climber, but I still find myself hunting out of blinds more often than not.
  10. xbokilla

    xbokilla 12 pointer

    Jun 28, 2012
    We got a few blinds and I will get in one on occasion with a gun or crossbow but 80% of the time I’m in a stand. I’m like Littlebear, I’m sure it’s in my mind, but feel like I don’t see as well, definitely don’t have the shot options, and for me I have trouble telling the direction I hear noise. I do think kids, comfort, etc...blinds are better.

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