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Offline CP

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Archery elk from a ground blind
« on: August 24, 2019, 03:05:56 PM »
My 1st time trying this.  I think the the blind is setup OK, brushed up, cleaned the vegetation out, leveled the ground inside as best I could.  My problem is drawing the bow inside the blind; I can't draw the bow without sticking the arrow out the window.  What's the technique for this?

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Re: Archery elk from a ground blind
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2019, 03:34:35 PM »
I late archery hunt out of some pretty small blinds and sitting far back in the blind and drawing with the  broadhead pointed at a corner does the trick.

I still have to tuck my elbow downward instead of straight back. So it does mess with shooting form but all the shots are less than 40 and I've had overall good results.
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Re: Archery elk from a ground blind
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2019, 03:36:21 PM »
Do what you can to avoid those noises because anything dragging across the tight surface of a ground blind is very unnatural. An elk MIGHT tolerate it for a shot opportunity but I know a whitetail will turn inside out
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Re: Archery elk from a ground blind
« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2019, 03:50:13 PM »
As the Jon said sit at an angle in the blind. Also I have pushed and pulled to draw. Start with a bent bow arm and as you pull also push forward on the bow. You have to make sure you aren’t straining with your draw weight

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Re: Archery elk from a ground blind
« Reply #4 on: August 24, 2019, 06:15:44 PM »
Definitely going to take some technique adjustment.  Being 6’ 5” doesn’t help; I keep poking my elbow into the back wall and sticking the arrow tip into the front.  Need to work on pushing the bow forward instead of pulling the string back. 

I may reduce the draw weight and see if that helps.  All shots (if I get any) will be less than 20 yards.

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Re: Archery elk from a ground blind
« Reply #5 on: August 24, 2019, 06:22:25 PM »
When you figure it out, post back here as I would love to know.  I tried it once and just laughed.


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Re: Archery elk from a ground blind
« Reply #6 on: August 24, 2019, 08:09:02 PM »
Not all blinds are created equal, I always hunt out of one and have no issue with room to draw but I'm not that tall. A bigger blind is the answer. If you can't draw and stay within the walls/windows it's to small.

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Re: Archery elk from a ground blind
« Reply #7 on: August 24, 2019, 08:47:45 PM »
I bought my first ground blind this year and bought a big one for this reason. 
I am 6 foot and can stand up in mine.  I can also fit three people easily. Go big!!

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Re: Archery elk from a ground blind
« Reply #8 on: August 24, 2019, 10:09:27 PM »
I thought this would be about blinds made from materials found.



Such as rusty chairs.
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Re: Archery elk from a ground blind
« Reply #9 on: August 25, 2019, 11:55:50 AM »
This is where I laugh at tall people.

5'7" has its advantages!
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