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Turkeys seem to be suckers for a groundblind. It wasn't there yesterday or earlier today, but that's cool...and they walk right by it. Goofy! I plan to purchase one before next year's turkeys season, as it's just not in the budget for this year.

However, I do have a Cabelas Ice House, ice shelter. There are no "shoot through" windows, but I could leave the door unzipped, the air vents open for some air and wear some black. The thing is...the blind is black, all black. There are no ties or loops to hang brush on, to brush it in, like normal groundblinds have. A few branches could be leaned up against it, I suppose.
This is the model that I have:
http://www.cabelas.com/product/Cabel...h-All+Products

Are turkeys stupid enough for me to set this ice shelter up, like a normal groundbling and hunt out of it with my decoys?

Your thoughts and opinions are appreciated.
Thank you, Bowhunter57
 

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Dang - u might outsmart a turkey -:whistle::mischeif:
 

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There are some good blinds for cheap.. . Their not as much as they used to be .. I have an ameristep "brick house ".. Payed maybe 80$ for it. Then those smaller ones that roll into a circle are good too and I think you can get one for like 50$


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Ground blinds are great for bow hunting and getting kids out into the woods. IMO, half the challenge of calling a bird is is knowing when to move, make adjustments, etc. and keeping it a 1-1/face-to-face challenge. Blinds take all that away, but to each there own.
 

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Ground blinds are great for bow hunting and getting kids out into the woods. IMO, half the challenge of calling a bird is is knowing when to move, make adjustments, etc. and keeping it a 1-1/face-to-face challenge. Blinds take all that away, but to each there own.
That's exactly it. You never learn to appreciate their best protection against predators- vision.
 

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Well, it was a thought and that's all it was, but I appreciate all the input from you guys. I set up my ice shelter this evening and the zipper door has to be opened too much to shoot out of, in order to not hit the blind itself. Plus, with the door that open there's too much light allowed inside and it's clear as to who/what's inside.

I'm just going to continue to hide in blow-down trees and set my decoys in a way to keep the turkey's eyes off of my position. I just ordered 3 more hens, which will be here tomorrow when I get off work. All total that will give me 4 hens, 1 jake and 1 strutting tom. This small flock of birds should give any approaching tom some feeling of safety with numbers. Hopefully, I can take advantage of the situation, before he figures it out. :mischeif:

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I'm just going to continue to hide in blow-down trees and set my decoys in a way to keep the turkey's eyes off of my position. I just ordered 3 more hens, which will be here tomorrow when I get off work. All total that will give me 4 hens, 1 jake and 1 strutting tom. This small flock of birds should give any approaching tom some feeling of safety with numbers. Hopefully, I can take advantage of the situation, before he figures it out. :mischeif:

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Sounds like a good coyote set up.
 
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