The Best Gear to Get Close
No matter if you’re a wildlife photographer or a hunter, getting within range undetected is a major key to success. Using a ground blind, tree stand, scent elimination products and other related items can be a major benefit to closing the distance. Here’s a brief description of each:
Ground blinds come in many shapes, sizes, patterns, etc. They allow one to move about freely, while being completely concealed, in areas where there are few other options for cover or camouflage.
Blind material can be used for making a customized, homemade blind, for the base layer of a ghillie suit, or, it can be stretched across trees and bushes to make a quick, spur-of-the-moment blind anywhere, in any situation.
Ground Blind Accessories
Whether you are making use of a manufactured ground blind or making your own out in the field from natural materials, it’s often necessary to cut small limbs, as well as large branches in order to get things set up right. It’s also important to have something comfortable and compact to sit on. Having a sharp, high-quality folding saw, a set of pruning shears, and a portable chair or stool will make your time in the blind much more enjoyable.
For those who want the ultimate in camo and concealment…without the use of a blind…and who don’t have the time or skill to make their own ghillie suit, a ready-made suits is a great option.
Treestands, Ladders, and Harnesses
A treestand will get you well off the ground and provide a bird’s eye view of the area. A quality treestand and ladder make spending time among the leaves a true joy. Of course, NEVER use a treestand without the proper safety harness.
You’d be amazed how quietly even large animals can sneak up on you, or, go right by you without making a sound…at least a sound that the human ear can detect. Hearing amplification devices can assist greatly in perceiving the most subtle of sounds made by an approaching animal long before you can actually see it.
Scent eliminating products are not magic, but they can certainly give one a considerable edge in getting closer to wildlife by reducing the human scent from one’s body, clothing, and gear. Don’t forget though, there is no substitute for paying attention to the wind direction and acting accordingly!
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