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.
Hunting can be an incredibly enjoyable sport. However, using the right gear is always important if you want to see results. Whether you are after whitetail deer or buffalo, certain accessories can make the difference between bagging a trophy buck, or sitting in the woods doing nothing.
Deer blind windows are an important feature of any good deer blind. They come in a range of designs and materials depending on the terrain they are being used in. These should always be carefully evaluated, since there are a variety of styles that offer different benefits.
The first type of window is the side-sliding deer blind window. one advantage of this type is that they can be kept closed until you are ready to take your shot. If the weather is rainy or cold, this is a great advantage. They can also be tinted or darkened. However, view is slightly restricted with this type, and you don’t want to be opening the window after you’ve spotted something. Plans for DIY kits can be bought for as low as $20.00.
The next type are manufactured aluminum windows. These work much the same as windows you would find in a house. They are light and sturdy, and offer great protection from insects as they come standard with mesh screens. They are very quiet to open thanks to the aluminum too. Many deer blinds actually come with this type of window installed, though there are plans easily available for purchase online and the materials are relatively inexpensive.
The final option you have is glass. Plans are easy to find and making these types yourself can save money. Glass however, can reflect sunlight, giving away your position, and offer the least ventilation. On the plus side, they offer the best protection from the elements.
Installation kits for all of these deer blind windows are inexpensive, usually between $20-$50. This makes them an affordable addition. As always, it is important to research your deer blind, to make sure you choose one that fit’s your needs the best, as it can make or break your hunting trip.