Deer hunting blinds have many advantages and benefits for hunters, and if you are a keen hunter then you should
definitely think about investing in some. Now, the issue is for new hunters, there are so many different types and styles to select from so we wanted to take a closer look at which ones are the best and why you really need to think about hunting with a deer blind.
Deer hunting blinds come in all shapes and sizes and before you just go ahead and buy the smallest or cheapest you need to take into account a few things. How many of you are hunting together? What is your budget? Where are you going to be hunting?
If you have set yourself up a tree stand then some camo blind netting is the perfect and cheapest addition to your hunting equipment as this gives you extra coverage in your elevated position. Usually you can pick up blind netting for as little as $20 online and it gives you the benefit of literally hiding in plain sight.
These type of blinds are usually quiet and rustle-free and can be easily packed away or stored in your backpack when you don’t need it, so you don’t have to lumber around any extra weight or needless equipment.
If you would rather hunt from the ground then there are plenty of choices to choose from when it comes to ground blinds. Firstly it all depends on how many of you are hunting, is there just yourself? Two of you? Or perhaps a party of 4 or 5?
Either way you will need a ground blind that will accommodate you all so you will need to shop around for the right size blind.
Usually the 5-hub models fall in at $90 – $150 depending on which one you choose, whilst the single occupant blinds can be picked up at around $50 if you look online.
These blinds are perfect if you are either rifle or bow hunting as you can get very close to the deer and get in the perfect shot.
Usually ground blinds are designed to help repel mosquitos, and because they are built for hunters who will be spending long hours in them, they are breathable and both water and heat resistant so you can comfortably sit or stand inside until the prime opportunity comes your way in taking down a deer.
The other thing worth mentioning about ground blinds is that they use black interior, so if you make any movement whilst inside, the deer won’t be able to see you so you won’t end up spooking them away. Plus you get a 360 view around the ground blind with wrap around windows.
Another form of deer blinds is to use an umbrella blind which gives you an instant roof above your head to protect you against elements such as scorching sunshine and heavy rain. These umbrellas are usually attached to a tree so you still have both use of your hands for bow or rifle hunting and can be purchase for as little as $13 online. If you are on a budget then this is definitely one of the best alternatives for you.
One of the best tools in the trade for deer hunting is without any doubt the panel blind setup, which allows you to change camouflage environments by using 4-6 mirrored panels that reflect the surroundings you are in. What this does, it creates an optical illusion and deer have no idea. This means that they will be more likely to get nearer to you, allowing you to set your sights on your target and get a successful hit.
These type of blinds are generally more expensive than the ground blinds we mentioned further up in this article, and will cost you around $200 but the results will speak for themselves as you begin to see deer get really close to your setup.
If you think they are heavy because of being designed from mirrors then think again, these weigh around 8lbs for the full 6-panel blind and they can be carried via a carry strap or hunting vest so you don’t have to worry about trying to move anything heavy or awkward to carry around with you.
Best still, they are easy to setup and take down so as soon as you find a prime location you can quickly setup your camouflage panel and then begin the stakeout.
Finally we wanted to stress the importance of chairs when you are hunting because no deer blind setup is complete without one. This will help save your energy and most camouflage styled chairs can be purchased for as little as $13 from a good online store.
We would recommend getting one that is easy to fold up and take with you to save on any extra carriage while you are hunting, most should come with a shoulder strap for easy transportation and provides you with a quick seat to rest on those long days on hunting for deer.
If you aren’t sticking to a low budget then there are more expensive chairs that range in the $50 area, which will allow you to swivel on a 360 rotation and allow you to take a great shot at a deer even while adopting this seating position.
Even these larger and more durable seats can be folded up for easy carriage as well so its worth thinking about the time you are going to be spending out on the hunt as one of these could help you hunt for longer.
Purchasing a deer hunting blind can be very cost effective and can help you become much more successful as a hunter. If you are finding yourself out for hours with no success then try one of these deer blind options and see how your luck changes.