December 01, 2011
Beware: Before You Shoot at a Buck From a Ground Blind...
By Dave Hurteau
Depending on where you live, it is now, or soon may be too cold to want to spend hours aloft and exposed in a deer stand. And so some of you will likely trade your tree for the comparative coziness of a ground blind. But before you do, take heed of what American Hunter Managing Editor Jeff Johnston told me on a recent whitetail hunt in Wyoming, which he also wrote, in bold, on his BullShooters blog: “If you choose to use expandable broadheads, don't shoot through the mesh, mister!”
Johnston tested expandable and fixed-blade broadheads, as well as rifle and shotgun ammo, through the mesh of a ground blind. Below is a snapshot table of his results. Click here for the full story.