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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-16-2012, 03:26 AM Thread Starter
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Never shot a new crossbow yet. I had one of those aluminum limbed jobs you bought out of popular mechanics 40 years ago. It is getting tight to hunt with a shotgun around me and the deer stay out in the open and around fence rows. Anybody ever do a lot of crossbow hunting laying down on the ground? Not sitting, laying.
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-16-2012, 04:32 AM
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Re: Ground hunting

I had my younger cousin try it. The bow is too heavy for him and i though resting it on my pack would help. It helped him until he fell asleep. His group were smaller as well.

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Re: Ground hunting

That would be the perfect situation for a ghost blind. I've been using one for the last year and they are really nice for that type of hunt. See them at http://ghostblind.com/ We have them in stock and can ship them.

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Re: Ground hunting

I have always hunted on the ground not laying except for chuck hunting.I guess it could be done,it be awkward,I be more concern that the crossbow is to close to the ground. limbs and strings might catch on something.this year i bought a single man blind the one with a seat attached to it.First time out it was raining I was nice an dry but it sound like heck inside with the rain pounding on it,I thought' no deer is going to even come close with this noise.I took 1 doe at 15 yards,second doe 26 yards,Im hooked,Now I shoot a Parker Enforcer we both fit in it pretty good.
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Re: Ground hunting

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That would be the perfect situation for a ghost blind. I've been using one for the last year and they are really nice for that type of hunt. See them at http://ghostblind.com/ We have them in stock and can ship them.
Thank you Arrowhead for that link, i'm getting the run and gun one

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Re: Ground hunting

The run and gun type is more of a turkey hunting type blind. You will need to sit low on the ground to hide with it. Nice blinds though.

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The run and gun type is more of a turkey hunting type blind.
That's one reason why I got it.

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Re: Ground hunting

Moss,

I believe that the ghost blind is illegal in PA for turkey since it doesn't cover you 360 degrees. It would be legal for deer though. I found it in the digest.

Blinds: The use of turkey blinds is legal under the following definition: Any artificial or manufactured turkey blind consisting of all man-made materials of sufficient density to block the detection of movement within the blind from an observer outside the blind. Artificial or manufactured turkey blinds consisting of all man-made materials means blinds must be constructed of plastic, nylon, canvas, cotton cloth, plywood or other manmade materials. Blinds made by piling rocks, logs, branches, etc. are unlawful. The blind must completely enclose the hunter on all four sides and from above to block the detection of movement within the blind. When fluorescent orange is required at a stationary calling location in fall seasons, at least 100 square inches must be displayed outside the blind and within 15 feet of the blind, visible 360 degrees.

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You're right, I forgot about that, i'll just you it for deer and predators.

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