I was talking to a crusty old outfitter whose face lit up when he told me this. I was talking about crawling around trying to get close to Pronghorns in the flat...very little foliage eastern Colorado land I can hunt on. He said " I wouldn't have believed it if I hadn't seen it...a client unfolded a reflective...you know kind of a mirror blind this guy had made to walk behind... I said what the hell are you going to do with that...and he said walk out there and kill that buck that was standing out in a wide open vast flat....well GD is he did'nt..shaking his head...
Curious about them being used with movement...I know old timer duck hunters use to put mirrors on the front of some stalking boats.....seem like if you angled them slightly downward to pick up the ground and not 'sky to ground" creating something weird looking it should work great...think I gonna make one...
Adventurewriter. please share with us how that works out when you get in some windy conditions. I really like the concept but trying to hold it from blowing over while drawing a bow could have its challenges.
I've used ghost blinds several times for gobbler hunting. I've had mixed results. If there is any kind of dew/frost they don't reflect. In high wind they are nearly useless. They don't offer much are to hide behind. On a positive note they blend in incredibly to the right surroundings. I've had hens come up close to the mirror blind (2 to 3') and purr at their reflection!
You may want to consider some sort of stand rather than stakes. A lot of antelope country is super rocky and it may be impossible to get stakes into the ground. You can also crawl behind a mirror on a stand and slide it in front of you on stalks. I would recommend knee pads or you may be pulling cacti out of your knees and butt!
Jl thanks I actually saw this one...the one I am going to build is going to be moveable...light usable... ryan no rolling anything much over any country I am use to...it has to be carryable there was a comment earlier...bet if you got close and dropped the blind and right behind it was you and one of the decoy bow shield. I have spent lots of time around pronghorns and if you confuse/surprise them close usually they linger for 3-5 seconds trying to figure out what it is before leaving...enough time to draw and shoot if your ready
I just got a Montana decoy. I have two big gentle labs. It fooled them. They started growling as soon as they saw it. Something they never do. Now I’ll see if rarely hunted California Antelope are easily fooled.