September 05, 2017 2 min read
Presented by Shadow Hunter Blinds
We have all talked about the importance of getting comfortable with our equipment before the season opens.
For most of us we’re referring to our bows, rifles and shotguns. Unfortunately, the one piece of equipment that is often left out of this equation is our Shadow Hunter Blind.
I can tell you, from experience, that the time to figure out the best way to set up in your Shadow Hunter is not when the season is open.
Taking the time prior to the season to get into your blind and experiment a little bit will go a long way towards helping you close the deal when the moment of truth arrives.
Make no mistake; Shadow Hunter Blinds are laid out perfectly. With multiple windows and conveniently placed shelves Shadow Hunter Blinds are the right choice regardless of your physical build or weapon of choice.
Step number one is to make sure that your chair is going to allow you to swivel without making any noise. Deer have a nasty habit of presenting themselves in places we don’t expect. Shadow Hunter can and will hide a great deal of movement . . . but a loud squeak will ruin your day every time!
Secondly, make sure that your chair is positioned in a place that is going to allow you to draw your bow and shoot out multiple windows without any obstructions. None of us like surprises in the field . . . Especially when that surprise is our elbow hitting the wall behind us just prior to coming to full draw.
If you’re like me, you carry a good deal of equipment into the field . . . range finders, binos, cell phones and GPS’s are just a few examples. Knowing how keep those things within easy reach will help keep movement in your blind to a minimum, while also assuring that piece of equipment is handy when you need it.
The key to becoming proficient with anything is repetition and this is no exception. Take the time to climb into your Shadow Hunter Blind with all of your gear. Experiment with different setups until you are 100% comfortable that all of your equipment is within reach and that you can make every shot needed.
I would even suggest bringing a target and shooting a few arrows as a trial run before the season opens.
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