When you venture out for a hunting trip, you want to be able to stay as long as you’d planned to stay. The five tips below will help you stay in your Stump blind all day without anything forcing you to go back home.
1. Make Sure You Have Enough Light
If through your hunting endeavors you find that you’re having trouble seeing your arrows in different conditions, try using lighted nocks. They’ll help illuminate your arrows during a cloudy day or during dusk or dawn when there’s not a lot of natural light. If you can see your arrows, you’ll be able to keep hunting even if the conditions aren’t ideal. Our Stump Light will also help you see the arrows inside your Stump blind. With the Stump Light you’ll have enough light to see inside your blind without illuminating you too much to the deer outside the blind. If you use our Stealth Screen with one-way visibility, then the deer shouldn’t be able to see the light at all.
2. Keep Your Equipment Tuned
Another tip that will help you keep hunting all year without interruptions is to make sure you have some basic bow repair equipment in your hunting bag, like bowstring wax. If your string is frayed or dried out, it could snap in the middle of your hunt. If you have the wax with you, you can constantly keep your string healthy, even if you notice deterioration in the middle of a hunt. Carry spare arrows and fletching. You don’t want to be in the middle of your hunt and run out of arrows or not be able to take a shot because one of your arrow’s fletching broke. Our blinds, like the Stump 4, are roomy enough to allow you to stretch out and work on your equipment without having to leave the blind and interrupt your hunt.
3. Don’t Be Afraid to Take a Break
If you’ve set out for an all-day hunt, don’t be afraid to take breaks when you need them. If you’re starting to get tired or bored watching out the window, take a breather. Bring a sleeping bag with you to the blind and stretch out for a while. Our Stump blinds are large enough to accommodate more than one hunter, so if you’re hunting solo you’ll have ample room to relax. Listen to some music through your headphones or take a nap. Do whatever activity will provide you with a mental break so you can go back to the hunt refreshed. It will do more harm than good to force yourself to continue to sit at the window when you’re not focused. You could end up making a poor shot in your unfocused haste. Taking a break will allow you to be ready to go and ready to make an ethical shot on the next deer you see.
4. Don’t be Afraid to Change Locations
Another way you can keep your hunt going is to change up your location. If you’ve been at your chosen hunting area a while and you’re still not seeing any deer, move locations and start your hunt fresh. Our Stump blinds, like the Stump 4 ‘Scout,’ can easily move around a property with the sled base and rigid hitch, so you’re free to change your mind and change your location whenever you want.
5. Dress for the Weather
Make sure you’re dressed appropriately for the weather. You want to be able to stay out in the blind all day without getting cold or hot. Dress in layers so that you can take layers off or add them as needed.
These tips and our Stump blinds will help you stay out all day for a hunt. Don’t let something simple derail your plans and cut your hunting trip short.
What are some tips, tricks or hacks that you use to keep your hunt going? Let us know in the comments below!