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Maybe not the place to ask but will try anyway. I've always been a shooter all my life used to shoot competition etc even tried my hand at the 1000 yard range in Pennsylvania now that's a challenge there anyway I've never really been much of a deer hunter although I have gone before I guess I really never schooled myself on it so I got permission from a landowner to put some pallets up make myself a little camouflage ground blind I know the deer run through there can't tell you how often but how in the **** do I really know where to set this blind at I'm at a loss I always hunt by myself cuz my dad quit hunting before I even got old enough to hunt but anyway I'd like to put it somewhere where I know a deer is going to walk through and I want to get it out there now so I'd appreciate any ideas comments suggestions whatever thank you very much. Johnny
 

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When I set up camo netting I like to sit off the trail or trails far enough so that I have a good view of the trail in both directions.
 

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You don't want to set up right on top of where the deer are coming thru. They are very aware of changes in the area where they travel and you may spoke them into changing their travel pattern. You need to be as much downwind from the deer as possible. If at all possible use as much natural camouflage as possible to set up your blind. Try to find a natural hiding place close enough to the area where they are coming thru and still be as much downwind as possible and still have a good clean shot. Try to find a place where you can access your blind without crossing the deer trail or mask your own scent as much as possible. Hope all this makes sense to you. Good luck. It's harder to hunt from the ground because they are super aware of everything around because after all their natural predators are on the ground. Be aware of areas where a tattletale doe might be on the lookout and bust your cover with their famous blowing and the last thing you'll see is white tail waving bye-bye sucker.
 

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Try to pick a place that the normal wind blows from the deer to you so he won't be as likely to smell you.
Find a spot you can get into and out of without walking where the deer will be walking.
Good Luck and have fun!
 
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Prevailing wind in my area is from the south during most of deer season and I can expect a south or west or combination of these. Set up donwind and if you can from crossing deer trails. X marks the spot. Set at least 20 yards off the trails and more is better. In the morning scent usually rises and is your friend. Sounds like you are going to be rifle hunting. Get a good look at the deers anatomy and study it. Seeing deer up close can flat out rattle some folks. Me included. If ya get excited and start breathing hard. Wait until your cross hairs settle down before you drop the hammer. You can’t call a bullet back. There is a lot more information but more than I got before I killed my first deer. Good luck and may the wind be with you...
 

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Find a well used trail and look for a rub line as the fall progresses. If in rolling terrain try and find a set-up a tad higher than the trail downwind of typical wind patterns. Use your weather app to check wind directions daily to help with ascertaining that info.

Set up higher if possible as mentioned, but NOT on the top of a knob or ridge, so as not to be/get skylined. A natural backdrop like a large or double trunk tree help hide your backside and use smaller trees adjacent to affix small saplings as sides to brush in with typical brush cut from a ways away from the set-up.

If you need to clear a shooting lane, do it with minimal trimming. I'm, right now, sitting in a ground blind made of dark, seasoned pallets covered by cut brush that give me a good view of the bear bait and allows only my head to be seen above it.

A downed tree, leaning, makes a great backdrop too, while maintaining a true natural backdrop that may also allow you to trim branches to use in front as well. Sitting in between branches from a newly downed tree is a wonderful "instant" blind.

Good luck 👍
 

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Whenever hunting a new spot where the number of hunting days isn't an issue I'll put up a tree stand where I have the best view of the property. See where the deer move and then move your stand closer accordingly. Some spots don't lend themselves to this if they're hilly, brushy, wooded ect. If not I hunt where I can see the most near runs, rubs, scrapes and food sources. Lots of water where I hunt in MI, so nearly impossible to hunt trails to/from water sources. The spring fed pond on my sisters farm in WI on the other hand is one of the few year round water sources in the area.
 

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let them get used to it...hunt transition....pine to swamp....pines to oaks...etc....scan and hunt draws and valleys, cover blind with tarp then camo covering like burlap etc. pine branches freshly cut help cover scent.
 
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