About Hunting From a Blind
Hunting from a blind A blind is a temporary or permanent structure built with the purpose of hiding a hunter from the senses of game animals. Temporary blinds may be built out of bits of the local environment (branches, grass, rocks, etc); there are also portable blinds, tent-like structures that hunters bring along. A good blind doesn’t only prevent the game from seeing you, but somewhat hinder the spread of your smell and the noise you produce. Unlike a tree stand or a high seat, blinds are usually constructed at ground level. Blinds for hunting waterfowl may be at water level, or slightly above to compensate for the fall and rise of the water levels. A hunter who arrives at a guided or outfitted hunt seldom has to be involved in the construction of the blind(s), but it doesn’t hurt to know what makes a good one. The main rule is that a blind is supposed to look as if it is just a part of the local landscape. For example, using branches of trees that do not grow in this location, or are seasonally incorrect (bright green in the fall, or dry yellow in the summer) may spook your quarry. Some animals, like black grouse on leks, will be suspicious of a change in the environment, and shy away from the blind for a couple of days. With others, especially those that are new to the neighborhood, such as migrating waterfowl, you can hunt from a blind as soon as you put it up. A blind is constructed near a place where an animal is likely to visit - near a waterhole, a food source, a place where it may hope to find a sexual partner, etc. Often, these attractants are added by the hunters - as in artificial bait, decoys, and calling. The blind design depends on the quarry and the type of hunting, as well as the number of hunters. A blind for a rifle hunter that knows precisely where the game will appear may be very compact, with only a small opening for observation and the weapon. Blind for bird hunters, by contrast, must be open from the top, and spacious enough to allow movement for swinging a shotgun. Read more...
The biggest faults in blind design are usually the result of being human-centric - paying more attention to what’s happening at our eye level, and ignoring what’s below and behind. A blind built this way may be counterproductive: it impales the field of vision and impedes with your movements, but the game will see you very easily, because, when there is not enough cover below and behind, your silhouette will show prominently, especially with the rising or setting sun at your back! When in the blind, the rule of thumb is never to assume the game can’t see you, but to behave as if you were sitting in plain open view. Especially when you see or hear the animal approaching, don’t make any nervous movements “to get ready” - move slowly and calmly, and wait until it’s in the right position and distance for a shot. Stay calm and pretend you aren’t there even if there’s nothing in sight. Some hunters prefer walk and stalk hunts to hunting from a blind, saying that the latter is “boring”. Tastes differ, but hunting from a blind is only boring if you don’t have the right mindset. Hidden from the acute senses of local wildlife, a hunter may be privy to the most intimate scenes of nature. Birds and animals, fish and insects (except the bloodsucking kind) all provide entertainment, and will give lasting memories. Hide details
Promo Bow Package - 10 Days South Africa
We have the expertise and infrastructure to make your African Safari an unforgettable experience. Whether you are interested in Hunting the Big 5, Plains Game, Game Birds, fighting some of Africa’s fish species or a photo safari it promises to be an experience to remember. Your hunting safari will be exclusive and designed around your personal preferences and requirements. Our concessions range from the Mpumalanga Escarpment at 6700 ft above sea level to the Bushveld of the Limpopo province. We have a specialist concession for our Bow Hunters that will provide you with ample hunting opportunities. Our rifle hunting concessions are well managed and we do offer culling packages from time to time on these concessions. Our wing shooting concessions are carefully managed and we will only hunt a covey once a season thereby ensuring we have not destroyed the covey and we can hunt the same area the next season. We work closely with our concession owners to ensure that the conservation of animals takes paramount importance. A percentage of the money spent by our clients on safari will find its way into conservation and especially anti-poaching operations.
Trip duration: 10 days
Hunting season: 20 Jan 2020 30 Nov 2020
Management hunt - 1 South Africa
$2800.00 all inclusive (Trophy fees included) 6 Nights and 5 Days hunting 1 x Blue Wildebeest 1 x Waterbuck 3 x Impala 2 x Baboon Our management hunts takes place in the Limpopo province of South Africa, only 1 hour north of Polokwane where your Professional Hunter will meet you and drive you to the hunting area. We have an abundant of animals on all our concessions and this is your opportunity to hunt several species at a discounted rate. For the hunter, wanting to experience Africa on a budget, yet you would like to experience the outstanding service and hospitality that Africa offer this is the chance. Each year after the breeding season our landowners has more game than the areas can sustain, usually a game capture will be done, but instead we have made arrangements to harvest the excess game that is available. Usually these animals will be females or non trophy males where available.
Trip duration: 6 days
Hunting season: 1 Jan 2021 31 Dec 2022
Upland Bird Hunt 2020 Canada
Upland Game Birds open after September 15 The primary species that hunters come to Saskatchewan for are Greater Canada Geese, Cacklers, Snow & Blue Geese, Ross Geese and White-fronted Geese, which is also known as a Specklebelly. We have 27 different species of ducks in our hunting area including Mallards, Pintails, Blue and Green Winged Teals, Widgeons, Northern Shovelers, Red Heads, and Canvasbacks to name a few. There is also an opportunity to hunt Sand Hill Cranes as they migrate through the area. Limits Canada Geese – 8 per day per hunter. Possession – 24. Snow and Blue Geese – 20 per day per hunter. Possession – 60. Specklebellies – 5 per day per hunter. Possession – 15. Ducks – 8 per day per hunter. Possession – 24. Sandhill Cranes – 5 per day per hunter. Possession – 15. Bookings are done on a “first come, first serve” basis; only a deposit will hold a spot. Reserve the dates you or your group prefers. Once booked, we will require full names, complete addresses, and telephone numbers for all group members.
Trip duration: 3 - 5 days
Hunting season: 1 Sep 2020 31 Oct 2020
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