Elevated Blind vs Ground Blind Hunting?
Texas is world-renowned for its impressive whitetail deer, and Stone Creek Ranch is the premier destination for Texas whitetail hunts. Few experiences in hunting are as thrilling as drawing down on a world-class, trophy whitetail buck.
When hunting Texas whitetail deer, you have several choices to make such as: destination, rifle or bow, and ground blind versus an elevated hunting blind. No matter what questions you may have, we’re here to answer them. For now, here are some things to consider when choosing a hunting blind.
Ground Blind Hunting vs an Elevated Hunting Blind
There are plenty of ways to hunt Whitetail Deer. In fact, there are so many tips and tricks out there that it’s hard to know which ones to follow! While we do have many box blinds throughout the property, you may choose to hunt from the ground. Besides personal preference, it may be better to shoot from the ground than from an elevated position in certain circumstances.
Hunting deer from the ground isn’t a new concept; Native Americans have been doing it successfully for centuries. In fact, there are actually four possible positions, not two. When you are hunting, there may be situations when all four different shooting positions are needed. These positions are prone (lying down), kneeling, sitting, or standing. When choosing your ideal position consider these factors:
The prone position is the most accurate of the four. However, the low angle may limit your view of the target if there is tall grass or brush in-between.
With no support other than muscle strength, standing is the most difficult position for accurate shooting. It is the least effective for long distances and should only be used for short-range shots.
Most often, the visibility of the target will determine which position you adopt. That is why we recommend you practice shooting from each of these positions.
Hilly woods or areas with many ditches and creeks are best for ground hunting. You want to remain out of sight and out of smell! No matter which hunting stance you choose, make sure to position yourself so that the wind is moving in a favorable direction.
Texas Whitetail Deer Hunting at Stone Creek Ranch
This hunt is an experience that many can only dream about. At Stone Creek Ranch, we make this dream a reality! In order to provide you with the best possible Texas whitetail hunts, our deer are bred from some of the top breeder bucks in the country to ensure every hunt will be an unforgettable experience for rifle and bow hunters alike.
Stone Creek Ranch is the premier destination for Texas Whitetail hunts, located just two hours south of the Dallas/Fort Worth metro area. Our property allows you to experience one of the best trophy whitetail and exotic hunting ranches in Texas.
Stone Creek Ranch also features numerous box blinds and year-round feeders and feeding plots to give you the best possible opportunity to harvest your trophy whitetail deer. Our guides scout the entire ranch year-round to provide the best possible whitetail hunts throughout the year.
Our experienced hunting guides and friendly, accommodating staff goes the extra mile to make sure your stay with us is a memorable one. After a successful day’s hunt, you’ll be treated to a gourmet, southwestern cuisine prepared by our uncompromising gourmet chefs. This will be a hunting experience you won’t soon forget!