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#5689171 - 04/07/15 08:05 PM Hunting in a blind
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Hello guys and gals,

I know what I am about to say is going to light a fire under some of your....

But!! hear me out.

I saw on a recent post where someone commented on a buddy giving them a hard time for hunting over corn and in a blind.

Now, I see it on both sides of the argument.

For me personally, I won't hunt under corn in a blind unless I'm invited to do so because I refuse to spend good money on hunting unless I'm doing it the way I prefer. That way is not sitting in a blind. I have been hunting since I was a boy and I just don't find it appealing anymore (if I have to pay for it). I prefer to go scout and hunt Colorado. Hook up with a guide in Canada if I'm going to spend that type of money.

That being said, some of the best times of my life was going to my families lease and sitting in blind. Not just the hunting aspect but the camaraderie as well.

So, I guess I will just ask the hard question and allow you to chime in.

Is it wrong or lesser to hunt over corn and sit in a covered blind?

Let the beating begin..........

Thanks,
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#5689178 - 04/07/15 08:10 PM Re: Hunting in a blind [Re: Chunky Monkey]
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Registered: 08/04/10
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I hunt how and where I want to, not how or where someone else wants me to.
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#5689192 - 04/07/15 08:17 PM Re: Hunting in a blind [Re: Chunky Monkey]
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Loc: Bexar/Gillespie, hunt Terrell
The only guy that has ever razzed me about a blind and feeder was from Minnesota. He hunted in a tree stand over a corn field. Splitting hairs.

I hunt in a blind that looks at a feeder. I have hunted several times, and hope to again, spot and stalk in several places in Zimbabwe and Mozambique, no fence and high fence. (Elephants kind of make high fences a joke.) I've killed mule deer in Texas on spot and stalk, totally alone.

If your confident in your hunting skills, you no longer give a rat's behind what the idiots that are stupid enough to spout their opinion as gospel think.
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#5689212 - 04/07/15 08:26 PM Re: Hunting in a blind [Re: Chunky Monkey]
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#5689272 - 04/07/15 08:56 PM Re: Hunting in a blind [Re: Chunky Monkey]
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#5689284 - 04/07/15 09:01 PM Re: Hunting in a blind [Re: Chunky Monkey]
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It's not the funnest way to hunt imo but oftentimes the most effective.

Nothing "wrong" about it.
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#5689325 - 04/07/15 09:17 PM Re: Hunting in a blind [Re: Chunky Monkey]
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Registered: 11/01/12
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I don't use feeders but I have used hand corn. I don't really consider it 'hunting' as there aren't really any skills involved other than the ability to shoot. I understand that the use of feeders allows hunters that have to travel to hunt and have limited time more/better opportunities to put venison on the table. It also can turn barren/limited areas into huntable land, boosting income for owners and increasing the amount of available hunting acres, which in turn means more people in the field, which is certainly a good thing.

As long as people are safe about what they are doing, we should not be criticizing or condemning other hunters about what tactics they use. You do for you and let them do for them.
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#5689362 - 04/07/15 09:30 PM Re: Hunting in a blind [Re: Chunky Monkey]
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#5689373 - 04/07/15 09:36 PM Re: Hunting in a blind [Re: Chunky Monkey]
Whiptail Offline
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Registered: 10/13/13
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The odds of success are much higher with baiting but I find it more satisfying when I don't and am successful.
I think hunting with bait can increase safety because hunters will be in a known place and likely to stay there.
Both ways beat sitting on the coach.

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#5689384 - 04/07/15 09:40 PM Re: Hunting in a blind [Re: Chunky Monkey]
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I'm hunting from a blind, seems to rain the majority of the time I'm hunting. Not real concerned about the feeders, rarely am looking at them anyway.

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#5689406 - 04/07/15 09:52 PM Re: Hunting in a blind [Re: Chunky Monkey]
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I usually hunt from a blind with a feeder or hand dumped. This was the first year I hunted just sitting under a tree in a lawn chair. I now prefer it that way, just found where the deer were moving and sat. I'm in love now with open chair sitting.
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#5689456 - 04/07/15 10:14 PM Re: Hunting in a blind [Re: DeerSlayer31]
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Originally Posted By: DeerSlayer31
I usually hunt from a blind with a feeder or hand dumped. This was the first year I hunted just sitting under a tree in a lawn chair. I now prefer it that way, just found where the deer were moving and sat. I'm in love now with open chair sitting.


I remember a time when my dad and I arrived at our camp. Sun was about to go down and he said "go sit next to tree and watch this wheat field, I'll unpack". I went over there with no big expectations but still hoping.

Before I knew it a big 8 pnt started cruising across the wheat field. I lined him up in my sights and BANG!!

He went down. Looked back, waiting for my dad to see what just happened but nothing.

I looked back across the field and saw a group of does, couldn't believe it.

I lined up the one I wanted and BANG!! She went down.

One small time frame but I memory that will last forever.

I learned that night how to field dress my own deer.

Two!! of them. I will never forget that evening.
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#5689534 - 04/07/15 11:02 PM Re: Hunting in a blind [Re: Chunky Monkey]
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If it is legal I am okay with it.
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#5689732 - 04/08/15 07:35 AM Re: Hunting in a blind [Re: Chunky Monkey]
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If I felt bad about it, I would not do it.

If anyone else feels bad or doesn't like the way I hunt they need to mind their own business.
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#5689746 - 04/08/15 07:47 AM Re: Hunting in a blind [Re: dogcatcher]
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Originally Posted By: dogcatcher
If it is legal I am okay with it.
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