When would be a good time to place ground blinds out prior to season?
Deer usually take a while to accept blinds placed in their range. Some folks do a great job of “brushing in” blinds and deer seem to accept these new “brush piles” quicker than a typical blind. For the last two years I’ve been using a Hay Bale blind from Redneck (www.RedneckBlinds.com). I’ve found that deer accept these blinds the first day they are put out if there are hay bales in the area. I’ve been shocked at how rapidly deer ignore a hay bale blind placed at the edge of a food plot versus a tent style blind!
No matter what style of blind being used, I suggest getting it out as soon a practical. Every day that deer walk by it without associating with danger makes it a better hunting location!