OK, Randy, (recrisp) I have to help set the record straight for you. Jeff lives in another world. He has the gear and skill to use it but lives among the birds/animals that he shares with us. When shooting, I don't think he worries about distance traveled as much as minimum focus distance! They come to him!! Can you tell that I'm just a little envious? I recall seeing the size of the firewood stacks when I visited his area last fall and it helps me feel a little better though.IMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/e2RPwo BLIND 006
by steve findling
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This is a hub blind with leafy wear on the outside. It weighs about 7lbs, has many windows, over 5 feet square and about 5 foot 6 inches tall in center. I use it mainly for archery hunting but works great for photography as well. These are the blinds I leave set up for long periods, this one has faded a lot, taking on a orange/pink color from being in the Sunlight too long.
My experience with blinds have mostly been used for hunting the Eastern Wild Turkey and White Tail Deer. They can be set up in a large open field at daybreak and the Wild Turkey may approach within a few feet soon after they fly down. Deer though will be nervous for several days and avoid them by a hundred yards or more so I brush them in by setting up near heavy cover then cutting Cedar limbs and placing over and around the blind. Deer will get used to them if not brushed in but it takes a couple weeks before they approach very closely.
The advantages of this type blind for me is the room inside, black interior so if you do not open windows across from one another you can go undetected. Movement goes unseen unless you get near a window. It also helps contain human scent allowing some animals to approach closer than they might if a blind were not used.