Best Hunting Blind: Don’t BE Blind; get a good blind!
Hunting blinds and tree stands have been around for quite some time, but it wasn’t until a number of years ago that they caught up with mainstream hunters. Some hunting enthusiasts saw the introduction of ground blinds and tree stands as unnecessary accessories that tainted to art of hunting as a whole. Nowadays, we won’t even leave on a trip without our 21st century gear. This gear includes sights, stands, tripods, and of course blinds. The best hunting blind on the market is not one that is simply camouflage. A good quality blind should employ a few more things rather than simply aesthetics to really improve your hunting experience.
In this post, we will discuss what makes for the best hunting blind around, why certain things are a must when purchasiFng blinds, and also how to use the blind itself. To begin, let’s discuss just what to look for when searching for quality hunting blinds. Obviously, the cover itself should be camouflage. This helps you vanish behind the thin cloth and virtually disappear from your targets. You will also want to find a hunting blind with camera mounts on either side so that you can easily film your hunt while staying covered. This will allow you to focus more on the field rather than setting up your equipment.
Aside from simply mounts and camouflage, the best hunting blind around will want to also be easy to carry and lightweight. Some blinds can weigh up to 10-15 pounds and take up to 5 minutes to install. Although this doesn’t sound like a lot, keep in mind that you are already probably carrying one or two firearms, half your camp, and every stitch of equipment you aim to use in the field when traveling from place to place. What you will want to do when searching for this type of blind is to seek one out that weighs less than 5 pounds and can be set up in about 1-3 minutes. This will ensure that you are able to maneuver well, not being held back by something as simple as the blind.
Now that we have shared with you what to look for in purchasing a hunting blind and just what makes the best hunting blind on the market, we will briefly cover when and where to place your blind. When learning when and where to place your hunting blind, the best fashion is to do so through lived experience. If you are a novice, hopefully this will help. When we place blinds we initially determine whether we will be using our bow or rifles. This is because in archery, stand sites must have clear shooting paths up to around 40 yards. When using rifles, they may be placed at larger distances from pathways or cut-lines with the intentions of increasing visibility and offering the greatest opportunity for a clear shot. This is what we have learned over time in the field, hopefully you can see some congruence with your experiences on your next outing. Finally, we will leave you with one piece of advice, don’t be blind; get a good blind!