Ghostblind: Does it work

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Ghostblind: Does it work

Has anyone used the Ghostblind? If so, what have you thought? Does it work? I'm thinking about trying one. But don't want to spent $300 if others haven't had a good experience with it..  

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 Also any recommendations to other ground blinds would be great! 

 

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 ive never used the ghost blind but it looks like it will create a huge shine so i wouldnt use it

 

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I have not used the Ghost Blind but have used the Shadow Sheild before.  They work great for sneaking on geese in feilds or turkeys.  They are a little smaller and not quite as expensive as the Ghost Blind.  Scheels used to carry them, don't know if they still do.

 

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Never used one but I agree.  Does not look like it would work if the sun is out.  Maybe works great on turkeys but deer... I don't think so.
Spend the money and buy a Double Bull..... My buddy has had a Dark horse and I spent alot less on the Ameristeps... and a couple others... and the Double Bull is head and shoulders above the others.  I leave mine out for a week at a time and the others just dont hold up.  This year I have a DB in my back yard getting the new off of it so I can get it in the field in a couple weeks.

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Good question! I wonder if Scheels would let you carry one outside and see if it glares in the sun. I like the concept, as it will always blend with the suurroundings and alot more portable than other blind types.

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A lot of money for a panel that only gives you 180 degrees of concealment.

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 Thanks for the input. It says on their website it's facing down so the sun won't glare. Good question on whether Scheels would let you try it outside or not. Has anyone else used it or something similar like the Shadow Shield?

 

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Have you ever seen a ghost????? that should answer your question


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Unless the sun is directly behind you, glare isn't a problem, as it is reflected to the ground right in front of the blind, not outwards to the game.  The Ghost Blind is good for stationary use--not on the move, wereas the Shadow Shield works for both.  The web sites for both have good info and videos for you to make up your mind.  They do work well when used properly, and the "mirror camo" concept has been around for a long time.  Good Luck and enjoy!

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I think it is way overpriced to even consider.  Only 180 degrees of concealment from the front, and no concealment over the top for us tall guys. 

I does appear to be very portable, which would be nice. 

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Have always wondered.


 

 

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Neat concept.  My luck would be the monster comes in behind me.  I guess if you used a bush or a tree behind you I could see it hiding you quite well.

"Diligence is the mother of good luck."

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Captain Ahab Said:
Neat concept.  My luck would be the monster comes in behind me.  I guess if you used a bush or a tree behind you I could see it hiding you quite well.

Yup Captain always worrys about the old back door rogering. 

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I think there are times when it would be useful, but a regular blind is probably more bang for your buck. The last few weeks of bow season we usually do a couple deer drive type of things. One or two guys will meander through the woods, while the other guy hides behind a tree along the trail. For an ambush situation like that I could see that ghost blind maybe working ok for that, especially with snow on the ground. But I don't think I'd ever pay that kind of money for something like that.

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 Great insight! Much appreciated... I'll go with Mad Dog and get the sure bet... Thanx

 

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Ghost blind works great!  As long as you know the pattern of your game.  Like people said before, you only have 180 degree.  Also around these parts the high winds cause a problem.  Other than that it is absolutely great.  Quick set up and the concealment is outstanding.

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it wouldn't work for bow and you don't need a blind for gun.

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 Why wouldn't it work for bow?

 

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fish4me Said:
 Why wouldn't it work for bow?

I shouldn't have said it wouldn't work. But i doubt you would be able to get pulled back on a deer that is 20 yards away very easily.

get a hub style blind and you will be happy

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I have used it for bow and it works fine.  You just need to pull back behind the blind and raise when the deer is not looking.  Maybe not ideal but for the easy and quick setup it is worth it.

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wood duck 30 Said:
I have used it for bow and it works fine.  You just need to pull back behind the blind and raise when the deer is not looking.  Maybe not ideal but for the easy and quick setup it is worth it.

That is kind of my point. When I am hunting a big buck I want to do everything I can to put odds in my favor.

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Enslow Said:

Captain Ahab Said:
Neat concept.  My luck would be the monster comes in behind me.  I guess if you used a bush or a tree behind you I could see it hiding you quite well.

Yup Captain always worrys about the old back door rogering. 

Only when you are known to be in the county.

"Diligence is the mother of good luck."

"The constitution only gives people the right to pursue hapiness.  You have to catch it yourself."

"Well done is better than well said."

"Beer is living proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy."

All by:  Benjamin Franklin.

"The solution to any problem - work, love, money, whatever - is to go fishing, and the bigger the problem, the longer the trip should be."

Author: John Gierach

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"Diligence is the mother of good luck."

"The constitution only gives people the right to pursue hapiness.  You have to catch it yourself."

"Well done is better than well said."

"Beer is living proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy."

All by:  Benjamin Franklin.

"The solution to any problem - work, love, money, whatever - is to go fishing, and the bigger the problem, the longer the trip should be."

Author: John Gierach