Going Blind

It's never too early to start thinking about spring gobbler season.

Going Blind

Grounding a turkey via stick-and-string is the toughest assignment for shaft slingers. Hauling a tom back to the comfort of a peanut oil filled deep-fryer means being able to call, set-up, draw and execute the shot with this keen-eyed quarry fingertip close. Unquestionably, the top tom bowhunting accessory is the ground blind

  1. _Shop till you drop--_There a literally hundreds of ground blind options out there. While shopping for your next ground blind look for one with generous window openings. Ground blinds with small windows lead to pinched shot angles and missed shot opportunities. On one occasion, I shot the blind while trying to contort my body into position for the shot through the narrow window.

  2. _Dude, lighten up--_Make sure you can physically shoulder your new ground blinds load. Many blinds offer a plethora of features; however, they come with hefty price--one you'll pay in sweat equity.

  3. _Going mobile--_Keep in mind your blind needs to be mobile. At times you'll need to relocate at a moments notice--lugging a boat anchor over unruly terrain is no picnic. Clumsy and slow-to-set ground blinds hamstring your ability to move quickly.

  4. _Shrinking real estate--_Prior to swiping your Gold or Platinum card for a new blind--make sure you pop it open and sit in it. It's like a green card lottery. Once inside--execute your draw cycle. No doubt you'll draw stares from other patrons; however, if you don't physically fit in these confines, opt to leave it on the show room floor.