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Ground blinds are makeshift or temporary structures located on the ground that conceal the hunter. Ground blinds can be as simple as a natural blind built behind a tree, bush, log, or rock or as sophisticated as a portable, enclosed camouflage-cloth blind.

  • You should situate ground blinds:
    • Downwind, based on the normal wind pattern during a given time of day, such as morning
    • Away from the sun
    • Where the foreground and background are safest
  • For safety when you are entering or exiting a ground blind:
    • Keep the firearm’s muzzle pointed in a safe direction and...
    • Safely unload the firearm and put the safety in the “on” position.
Hunter in ground blind

Ground blinds can provide effective camouflage to conceal the hunter.

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