Camouflage hunting blinds are an important aspect when hunting. As a hunter you will quickly workout that you must stay concealed and hidden in order to put the odds in your favor to catch your prey whether it’s a huge deer, ducks or geese, turkeys and predators you might be hunting. You’d feel pretty disappointed if you lose that chance of that monster buck or bag full of fowl just because they saw you and spooked away.
Quite simply using hunting blinds just increases your chances of hiding and staying out of sight from the animals that you want in your sights and not in theirs. There are many different types of blinds that are used for many quarry types and some are even able to conceal your scent from the unsuspecting prey. We all know that animals have a keen sense of smell so we need to get that advantage.
Blinds are camouflaged for a reason so that they blend into the surrounding terrain or location where you’re hunting. Some will camouflaged to blend in with trees and forrest while other suited for more rocky, mountainous or sandy environments. Each type is suited for where the quarry that you’re after, so think well ahead of what the hunting area will look like before you head out. It wouldn’t be good if you used a green marsh style blind if your in the middle of a dry grass plains field. You would certainly stick out like a sore thumb.
Best hunting blinds allow you to see your targets through well-designed mesh aiming windows so that you can clearly see out of, but also well concealed. Mesh windows that are large enough for wide viewing with a just big enough gun muzzle hole are best.
As well as looking for that feature the hunting blind should keep you safe from rough and tough weather conditions and most are waterproof and windproof as well. Most brands are built to last with quality materials for prolonged uses and make sure you get one that is easily and quickly assembled but also quick and easily dis-assembled, as when it’s time to go the last thing you want is to waste time putting the blind away. Weight is also crucial with most brands taking all of this into consideration for the hunters.
Below are a few great choices from well respected brands that many hunters use. Click the links for more information on Amazon. I have included a buyers guide of what you should look for further below and be sure to check these tips before making the ultimate decision on your blind choice.
The Hunting Blind’s Buyer’s Guide & Tips…
Material is key here so always look for a blind that has been finished from the best quality of the material. As an example, blinds made from quality 210D or 150D polyester fabric are good and strong. Look for frames made from sturdy materials for better stability and increased longevity. Take into consideration for the blind to have both waterproof and windproof to keep you out of harms way of harsh weather conditions. So quality materials matter so that your hunting blind will last for many seasons.
Take size seriously as only you know what will make you comfortable when sitting and waiting. Hunting blinds have been designed in different shapes and varying sizes with some accommodating two users while other made large enough for three well shaped hunters. Make sure you take that into consideration as a roomy blind will allow for easy movement and aiming at the target. The larger hunting blind will, therefore, be a better choice.
This is a very important feature. Excellent views are what is needed for hunting to say the least so you need a hunting blind that has been fitted with large mesh windows preferably. Some blinds come with the option of shoot through mesh panels that can be replaced which is a great bonus to have. Also, sight lines with a good panoramic view through the windows will allow for good movement from 270-degrees to 360-degrees. The Barronett Pentagon Ground Hunting Blind, 4 Person Pop Up Portable comes to mind that gives the hunter great clear views in all directions for better performances.
Weight and Portability:
If you’ve just hiked to your favorite hunting spot, the last thing you need is to waste precious time wrestling and fighting with your blind to set it up. Something that is easily put together and with little practice up and ready in 60 seconds. Ultimately a blind that quietly pops open on its own without any hassle is an excellent choice. Guide Gear Deluxe Blind is lightweight and has a spring-loaded steel frame that expands into full size in seconds to get you ready for the hunting.
Terrain and Hunting Location:
Your hunting location and terrain are important to think about as well. Not only for the camouflage design but also where you will be shooting from. As an example the company BeaverTail have made blinds that sit perfectly on boats and they even supply them as well. These are blinds for stealth mode on the water or hiding blind along a marshy edge. Because of the location for the hunt these blinds not only have shoot windows on the sides but also on the roof top for over head fowl.
So these are my tips and a guide of what to think about when choosing your next blind or your first blind.
See Amazon for more information and costs for these well-known brands.
I hope I’ve given you a bit of an insight on what to look for when buying a blind and having a good quality well camouflaged concealing blind is just as important and crucial to your hunt as any other hunting gear. Whether it be deer, duck, turkey or a predator like coyote, you can out smart them by keeping out of their sight and have a better advantage. Also, just to note a hunting blind helps eliminate smell and sound to a certain degree.
I hope this helped make a decision in your hunting blind purchase and I wish you the best on your next hunt!