Getting The Most Out of Your Hunting Blind

When it comes to getting the most out of your blind there are so many things that you must consider. We’re going to dive into 5 of the biggest decisions you will need to make to have the highest chance of success while hunting out of an enclosed blind,

 

  1. Access
  2. Quality
  3. Coverage
  4. Pressure
  5. Adaptation

 

Access

Your hunt starts and ends with access. We all know how important access is when it comes to getting to your property, but this also holds true when we start thinking about the best placement of your hunting blind. Access is something that changes from property to property, but we can simplify it down to these key points:

  • Have the ability to get in and out of your blind undetected by deer. One of the easiest ways to help combat this, is using a screen of tall grasses to conceal your access.
  • The other strategy for better access is general placement. Place the blind on the edge of the farm and use a firearm to increase coverage, without increased pressure.

Quality of Blind

There are so many options nowadays when it comes to buying a blind. However, a blind being airtight and quiet is essential. Silent windows allow you to execute a shot effectively while a buck is still relaxed. Aside from having silent windows, the blind needs to be as airtight as possible. Placing a blind and not having to be extremely worried about scent is one of the biggest advantages. Let the deer have the wind advantage and stay undetected in a quiet, airtight, and comfortable blind.

If you aren’t comfortable in your blind, you won’t find yourself out there as often, which will limit your chances when it comes to taking home the buck on the top of your list. When we talk about comfort in a blind, we are talking about things like:

  • Is it insulated?
  • Can you sit still for hours at a time on the seat?
  • Is there enough space for you to adjust?
  • Do you have adequate room to maneuver when lining up your shot?

These are all questions we ask ourselves when finding the perfect blind for our hunts.

Coverage

For whitetails, it is important that your blind can be tucked in cover and camouflaged. The ability to fit in and stay under the radar for deer is a must. Some of your strategy when it comes to coverage should also be addressed when picking your location. To help stay undetected, you can tuck the blind in some cedars or even plant tall grasses to conceal the blind.

Pressure

Overhunting or putting too much pressure on an area applies in so many different areas of the hunt, but for that reason we cannot overlook the impact it has on your success and hunting approach. Throughout the offseason, limiting the pressure you put on your hunting ground is imperative. One thing we can recommend is the use of cell cameras and solar panels. With this technology, you can get the data without having to put unnecessary pressure around your blind. There is no need to check cards or change batteries

Adaptation

You can do everything right during the year and still come up empty in the fall. That’s just the way it goes sometimes. However, one of the greatest qualities you can find in a top hunter is their ability to adapt. Whether that is to new information that they get from their cameras, tracks they find in the dirt, weather forecasts, wind directions, or from mistakes that they made. The ability to evaluate how you can set your blind up in a better spot for a higher chance of success in your future seasons will go a long way!

Putting It All Together

When it comes to having a successful Fall, it comes down to the preparation and planning that you put in all year round. Many people approach hunting as a seasonal hobby, which is completely fine! However, we know that there are so many folks out there that are just like us who live deer hunting 365. By using these tips that we outlined, you too can begin seeing more consistent success in your whitetail journey while using hunting blinds.

 

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Jake Hofer

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