Whether you’re taking cover in a barren pea field or in a thick marsh, it’s important to camouflage yourself from your prey. However, it’s important to take note of your surroundings so you can choose a blind that best suits your style of hunting.
Canadian Waterfowl Guide John Prosak gives tips on what you need to know before choosing a blind for your next waterfowl hunt.
If you find yourself hunting in an area with very low vegetation, you’re going to have a harder time staying hidden from your target. That’s why you need to keep the lowest profile possible. To do so, John recommends using a coffin blind.
These blinds are exactly what they sound like; they stick out only a few feet high and require you to lie down with your back to the dirt. When the geese start to flock toward you, you’ll pop out of the blind and take them by surprise. This is the best way to keep hidden before you take aim.
If you’re in a field that has bushes and extra cover, consider using an A-frame blind. These blinds allow you to stand up and shoot out of them.
Make sure you’re familiar with the area you’ll be hunting in so you can use the best blind for your surroundings.
Staying concealed while hunting for waterfowl is key. Next time you’re on the hunt you’ll be able to stay covered and fool the fowl to your advantage.
Now that you have the right blind for your waterfowl hunt, discover our tips on the best time to take aim on your next waterfowl shoot.