How to Practice for Ground-Blind Hunting

Ground blinds put you at eye level with animals, which makes for exciting hunts. They’re also effective for getting close to animals, especially where treestands aren’t suitable.

Before hunting from a ground blind, you must practice from it. Ground blinds require you to shoot from seated or kneeling positions, which creates challenges. Archers, after all, rely on their legs for stability, but lose that solid platform when seated.

When trying a seated shot, you’ll notice your bow feels harder to pull and you’ll see more movement in your sight. These differences are normal and easily fixed. Simply push your hips forward and tighten your core to increase your stability.

Although most ground-blind hunting requires seated shots, you might find yourself shooting from an unexpected window that requires a kneeling shot. To prepare, practice shooting from different kneeling positions. You’ll gain confidence and learn how each position changes your shot.

Besides shooting while seated and kneeling, also practice shooting from the blind where you’ll hunt. Practicing from that blind also teaches you how to position yourself without bumping the walls. It also gets you comfortable shooting through mesh windows.

Check out the video for more tips on shooting from ground blinds.


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