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Where to Set Pop-Up Blind for Bowhunting??? #8200714 03/12/21 08:58 PM
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I already hunt a pop-up blind for rifle hunting on a pipeline. It is setup on an old railroad bed tressel. I can see up and down the pipeline and down the tressel. I have 2 corn feeders set up on the pipeline, 1 in each direction about 100yds from my popup.

I want to set a popup for bowhunting.

About 75-100 yds through the woods is a lane that we drive through the property.

Should I set my popup closer to one of my feeders to bowhunt or setup in the other lane through the woods?

Re: Where to Set Pop-Up Blind for Bowhunting??? [Re: LanceH] #8200950 03/13/21 12:05 AM
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About 99% of bowhunters would set up on the feeder. You may hear from several of the 1%'s that dont. As with so many topics on here, you often here from the vocal minority. I would set up on the feeder for sure.


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Re: Where to Set Pop-Up Blind for Bowhunting??? [Re: LanceH] #8201031 03/13/21 01:14 AM
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Set up close to the feeder.


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Re: Where to Set Pop-Up Blind for Bowhunting??? [Re: LanceH] #8203763 03/15/21 07:41 PM
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Bow hunting a feeder from the ground can be tough.....easy to get winded....I would rather hunt a trail going to a staging area by the feeder that I know what direction they are coming....


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Re: Where to Set Pop-Up Blind for Bowhunting??? [Re: LanceH] #8203769 03/15/21 07:46 PM
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Next to the feeder. 20 yards

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Re: Where to Set Pop-Up Blind for Bowhunting??? [Re: LanceH] #8203788 03/15/21 08:05 PM
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As with so many topics on here, you often here from the vocal minority


That's for sure smile .... Also place it downwind if you have some consistent wind.

Re: Where to Set Pop-Up Blind for Bowhunting??? [Re: LanceH] #8203857 03/15/21 09:51 PM
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I like to bow hunt feeders. Find the main trail used, figure out your areas average wind direction and set up on the opposite side of the feeder 30 yrds out. I throw hand corn out when I get to the blind on my side of the feeder to try and get them to come to my side a bit more. I use my feeder as a range marker and set bigger rocks out in the summer at my other average yardages. No need for a range check if you set it up good. I have no huge reason for the 30 yard range, it just works for me. I've shot deer walking past at 5 yards. Good luck!

Re: Where to Set Pop-Up Blind for Bowhunting??? [Re: LanceH] #8204461 03/16/21 03:14 PM
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Set up 40 yards from feeder and hand corn at 20 to get them in range.


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Re: Where to Set Pop-Up Blind for Bowhunting??? [Re: LanceH] #8205601 03/17/21 02:45 PM
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Hook n line has it

Re: Where to Set Pop-Up Blind for Bowhunting??? [Re: LanceH] #8206582 03/18/21 01:58 PM
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I have 6 feeders with pop ups close to all of them. I brush them in and they generally work well.

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Re: Where to Set Pop-Up Blind for Bowhunting??? [Re: LanceH] #8207307 03/19/21 01:29 AM
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set up on funnels, travel corridors or scrape lines.


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