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In a Bind in the Blind

What or Who is in the Blind?

Unfavored Situations

There are a couple things I’m not fond of while waiting for deer season to come back around, the first one is, waiting for deer season to come back around to use my hunting equipment, like this TenPoint Turbo S1 Crossbow Package

Let me paint you a picture of the second one…

Opening day eve, the hunter begins to populate a flat surface with all their hunting equipment (whether using it or not). As they admire themselves for all the gear they’ve acquired (such as this Ravin Hard Case), they’ll make tough decisions about equipment, ammo, and what to wear, like the Bear Leather 3 Finger Shooting Glove. Finally with the right gear in place, they lay down for a restless and long night because every time they close their eyes, there he is, Mr. Symmetrical broadside waiting for them to take the perfect shot. Am I talking about you? 

Before their alarm sounds, they reach over and turn it off. In no time they’re dressed, geared up, and gone. While artfully making their way through the woods, (at least that’s what they think), they’re hit with a sudden fear. “What if my blind has become the residence of someone or something else?” 

They put the thought into the back of their mind and press on, because what else would a hunter do? Upon entrance of their blind, they may as well be blind because the darkness inhibits them from seeing any occupants, they sit down and wait for their sight to return. 

Upon first light’s arrival they spot movement in upper left corner of the blind, their worst fear has come to pass. The occupant and the hunter lock eyes and come to the conclusion one of us has to go and their in a bind in their blind. 

Not Clear Enough?

If you haven’t a clue about what the second one is, it’s the thought of who or what may be occupying my hunting blind while I am not, then finding out. I could go on in blissful ignorance, especially if it’s a spider. The truth is sometimes the occupant doesn’t allow me to continue in that desired blissful state of not knowing because he is just as surprised to see me.

Don’t put on like I’m alone in this. What’s your phobia? 
  • Arachnophobia – an extreme fear of spiders
  • Ophidiophobia – an extreme fear of snakes
  • Musophobia – an extreme fear of mice
  • Zoophobia – an extreme fear of animals

Some people, yes even hunters like you and I, have phobias. If overtaken with a phobia, it will cause the person to react irrationally, producing loud, feminine or masculine noises that may scare off game. The game are more apt to park themselves just out of sight to watch the show, I would and you would too.

Offseason Occupant

Solutions to Your Problem

Yes, there are solutions. The one that won’t touch your wallet is to buck up, (ha ha buck up), and get over your fear. I know that goes for me too, I ain’t there yet! Here are some other options.

  • Frequently visit your blind and do a critter sweep in the light of day, especially opening day eve.
  • Do your research and find a critter deterrent to put out, be sure it’s not deer repellant. Some suggest mothballs work for larger critters like snakes and mice and the deer get used to the smell quickly.
  • Bring a fly swatter, a taser or a salt gun. (I said A – Salt – Gun not an assault gun)
  • Quit Hunting and let the critters take over. 

Seriously Don’t Be a Quitter

Don’t let the wild things stop you, because I don’t! Are you going to have dominion over them or let them have dominion over you? 

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