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#6858121 - 08/16/17 01:12 AM HOW CLOSE DO YOU PARK FROM YOUR BLIND
Greg Z Offline
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Registered: 02/01/05
Posts: 887
Loc: TX, Rockwall
Just a question as I broke my leg this year. Some days I can have my partner drop me off but not always.

Thanks for the replies.

Z


Edited by Greg Z (08/16/17 01:12 AM)
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#6858134 - 08/16/17 04:15 AM Re: HOW CLOSE DO YOU PARK FROM YOUR BLIND [Re: Greg Z]
DPirates80 Offline
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Registered: 10/17/16
Posts: 1371
I hunt on a highline at my lease that has a gas pipeline connecting to it. I park my truck on the dirt road, then ride my 4wheeler down the pipeline until it hits the highline, then hide it, then I walk the remainder. Its about a good 250 yd walk after that. Doesn't bother me yet.

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#6858138 - 08/16/17 04:51 AM Re: HOW CLOSE DO YOU PARK FROM YOUR BLIND [Re: Greg Z]
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Registered: 08/18/12
Posts: 10009
Loc: Chambers County
I park 10 yards or less from the stand typically.

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#6858183 - 08/16/17 06:40 AM Re: HOW CLOSE DO YOU PARK FROM YOUR BLIND [Re: Greg Z]
GLC Offline


Registered: 02/25/09
Posts: 4680
Loc: Burleson Texas
Closest I park during rifle season is about 100 yards. During bow season I pretty well walk every where I go.
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#6858197 - 08/16/17 06:56 AM Re: HOW CLOSE DO YOU PARK FROM YOUR BLIND [Re: Greg Z]
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Registered: 08/30/04
Posts: 4704
Loc: The last LF ranch in S. Texas
I've had leg and hip problems for several years and I made a spot where I could pull up right next to the blind.
I've shot plenty of deer and hogs doing that, and it doesn't seem to effect my hunting at all.
I've parked and watched deer almost walk up and smell the corn in the bed of my truck.
Most of the time the deer where I hunt associate a vehicle with food since we feed the roads and senderos and the deer seem to be waiting on us to pass by.

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#6858204 - 08/16/17 07:01 AM Re: HOW CLOSE DO YOU PARK FROM YOUR BLIND [Re: Greg Z]
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Registered: 01/25/13
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Loc: Murphy, TX Dickens county
About 2-300 yards away.
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#6858216 - 08/16/17 07:13 AM Re: HOW CLOSE DO YOU PARK FROM YOUR BLIND [Re: Greg Z]
Jimbo1 Offline
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Registered: 09/25/12
Posts: 1586
Loc: Moran/Grand Prairie, TX
I park from 150 - 300 yards away from 1 blind depending on road conditions. The other blind maybe 20yards. Completely different setups.

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#6858264 - 08/16/17 08:05 AM Re: HOW CLOSE DO YOU PARK FROM YOUR BLIND [Re: Greg Z]
Vern1 Offline
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Registered: 09/13/11
Posts: 2076
Loc: Pettytown, TX, US of A
My stands are in different directions from feeders so I can use different stands depending on wind direction.
They stands have been in place for a while and have brush growing up around them.
I have a little alley that is 90 degrees to the feeder to get to the stand.
I drive right into this alley and park next to the ladder and step right off 4wheeler onto steps.

Keeps my scent off the ground and also helps minimize exposure to those saber-toothed chiggers and ticks.
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#6858273 - 08/16/17 08:13 AM Re: HOW CLOSE DO YOU PARK FROM YOUR BLIND [Re: Greg Z]
PMK Offline
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Registered: 09/10/12
Posts: 6214
Loc: Central TX (Gtown/Austin)
0-400 yards for different set ups. I have several places that my truck is my blind, deer & hogs are used to it and don't pay it any attention.
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#6858336 - 08/16/17 09:22 AM Re: HOW CLOSE DO YOU PARK FROM YOUR BLIND [Re: Greg Z]
DEERSTRANGLER Offline
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Registered: 11/17/08
Posts: 595
Loc: Azle TX
I'm parking my Mule about 80 yards behind my blind. It's below a tank dam and I have a pretty thick mess of mesquites between blind and the dam. I've cut a good path through there that zig zags a few time. I've parked. Whacked the roll bar with a rifle barrel. Dropped stuff. Peed and made tons of racket at the parking spot and have walked in to see deer all over my feeder. Good luck with your recovery. I broke mine 15 years ago this past Friday. I remember my daughter was 8 and she'd carry my rifle for me while I crutched to a popup blind on my moms place in poolville. Crutches make good shooting sticks.

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#6858338 - 08/16/17 09:25 AM Re: HOW CLOSE DO YOU PARK FROM YOUR BLIND [Re: Greg Z]
QuitShootinYoungBucks Offline
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Registered: 11/01/12
Posts: 8024
Loc: Lubbock, TX
On average >400 yards.
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#6858349 - 08/16/17 09:34 AM Re: HOW CLOSE DO YOU PARK FROM YOUR BLIND [Re: Greg Z]
Dien Offline
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Registered: 08/16/12
Posts: 532
Loc: Grand Prairie
Less then 100. Just depends on how skittish your animals are.

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#6858357 - 08/16/17 09:38 AM Re: HOW CLOSE DO YOU PARK FROM YOUR BLIND [Re: Greg Z]
Dry Fire Offline


Registered: 06/15/09
Posts: 3275
Loc: Huntsville, AL
Really depends on how your blind is situated. For 30+ years, I walked a 1/4 mile to my blind because I didn't want to drive through the area I hunted. When we we moved to a different place, my blind was built on a cliff top that overlooked a creek bed. I drove my ATV right up to it and walked maybe 10 ft.
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#6858360 - 08/16/17 09:41 AM Re: HOW CLOSE DO YOU PARK FROM YOUR BLIND [Re: Greg Z]
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Registered: 12/30/12
Posts: 2315
Loc: Houston & Lexington, Texas
We park about 50 feet from the stand. I hacked out an area in the brush just big enough to hide the mule. We've seen deer walk right past the mule and never look at it.

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#6858364 - 08/16/17 09:42 AM Re: HOW CLOSE DO YOU PARK FROM YOUR BLIND [Re: Dry Fire]
Halfadozen Offline
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Registered: 10/29/09
Posts: 8428
Loc: Parker County
Originally Posted By: Dry Fire
Really depends on how your blind is situated. For 30+ years, I walked a 1/4 mile to my blind because I didn't want to drive through the area I hunted. When we we moved to a different place, my blind was built on a cliff top that overlooked a creek bed. I drove my ATV right up to it and walked maybe 10 ft.
Yep, we have 4 blinds and each one is different - longest hike is 1/2 mile and shortest is about 50 yards.
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