The days when people could build the best deer blind are largely gone. Home built deer blinds are usually more high maintenance and certainly, or at a least in most cases, more difficult to move around. Unless you’re leasing a plot of hunting land, or you have a permanent stand on your own land, you’re going to need to invest in some kind of a portable deer blind.
You can find a cheap blind, or a cheap stand and probably get away with it for a few years, but as you know, a lot of hunting accidents happen when hunters fall from deer blinds or tree stands. That’s not on your list of things to do during hunting season.
Your deer blind has to give you a good vantage point, so location is going to matter, but primarily, for getting it where it needs to be, you’re going to have to take comfort into consideration, as well as how you plan on packing it in and out. For that reason alone, many people opt for the lighter weight ground deer blind or the pop-up variety.
To some degree, how heavy the deer blind is, how far you have to go with it, what you’re going to be hunting, and how long you’re going to be in it, are all going to be part of what you have to take into consideration when choosing a deer blind. You’re not going to want the same blind for hunting in Arizona that you will need for hunting spring gobblers in Nebraska. Bear in mind that using a blind for turkey isn’t legal in every state.
There are a few ways to decide the best deer blind for your use. Gauge them on materials, on where you are going to be using them, on what you want them for, and on what you’re hunting, and the kind of terrain that you have to get them over.