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The other day I was sitting around the fire with a good pal of mine talking about the Impala that he had shot from one of the blinds on my farm and very soon the subject was raised about what the best type of blind was as for the first time he had not experienced any jumping of the string which is so often the case with Impala.This promted me to write an article on the subject and can be viewed at http://www.njirilodge.com/html/articles.html It would be nice to get some feedback from others on this subject :grin:
 

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I've been a bow hunter most of my life. I live in the Heartland of the U.S. Most of our bowhunting is done from treestands which offer NO noise suppression.

I've had a mature whitetail deer hear me exhail at 30yrs. and I've killed deer that were directly under my stand 15' over their heads.

I would offer that "string jumping" is more a matter of the animals anxeity than any factor that the bowhunter can control.
 

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I can't remember the people that made the film but a few years ago a group of archers presented within their film slow motion shots of the deer and the path of the arrow together. It was amazing how fast an animal could react to the sound of the bow. If the deer reacted to a lung shot, the hunkering down of the animal either made a high hit or a miss over the back. Heart shots resulted in a high hit. Someone actually did caculations between the speed of sound and the arrow speed. The deers' reaction time won everytime.

A blind with a small shooting opening "may" act as a supressor to the sound of the bow but I would wonder how much. Maybe you could record both sounds and then play them back with a decible meter.

You might find that the animals reaction is actually not to sound, but a sudden unexplainable movement in the peripheral vision of the animal. Hey, your either quick out there or your dead! Have you ever watched other hunters in the woods dressed in camoflauge or military in gilli suits? Some are extremely hard to see, but any movement and there spotted.

I think that the big picture here is the reason they call it hunting instead of calling it going to the market. :grin:
 

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Yes I have seen that same video on the Whitetail Deer getting out of the way of the arrow,amazing.I shot an impala from 15yds some time ago and he jumped the string and it promted me to do some quick calcs.and I worked out that reacted in about 3 millisecs!What I have found though is that I have not had this at all from the grass blinds that I now use,however there is always a first.I hunt almost every week year round so have some very good stats to work off. I would definitely like to get a decible meter and see what readings I get say 15 yds from a grass vs Timger blind if I do I will let yiou guys know.
 
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