Types of Deer Blinds
Deer blinds are very popular among hunters because they offer concealment and protection against weather, moreover, blinds are capable to hide more than one hunter and all the necessary equipment, this way there is no evidence of hunters' presence out there.
Considering the different hunters' needs as well as available budgets, there are several types of deer blind, meeting each one's requirements for the deer season.
Let's see the most common deer blind available nowadays.
1. Stationary blinds
These are the most expensive ones and usually are intended to be kept in private lands used for game animals hunting year after year.
Stationary blinds are a kind of formal construction performed using different materials. It may be bricks, wood, and even concrete; everything depends on the
owner's needs and preferences.
Being a long-lasting construction, usually, these are big and may accommodate up to 5 hunters and their equipment.
Considering the type of construction, including insulation many times, as well as the size, this type of deer blind is certainly convenient however, it's more expensive than a portable blind and certainly, it's not possible to move them if you choose to change your hunting location.
2. Portable blinds
These are lightweight apparel intended to be easily installed in the selected location.
They are usually built with an aluminum structure and fabric walls, most of the time including camo patterns.
Regular-sized portable deer blinds are designed to accommodate 1 and 3 hunters but there are extra-size blinds available in the market to accommodate bigger hunting groups.
A portable deer blind is easy to carry on and install, being necessary to set it in the desired location some days before the hunting starts.
Once the season ends or you need to relocate your hunting spot, the relocation process tends to be fast and easy, rendering this type of blind the more flexible one.
The inconvenience is less insulation and protection against the elements.
3- Tower blinds
Tower or tripod blinds are portable too but being bulky, heavier blinds, usually, remains in the selected place all along the hunting season.
Intended to hunt in the open field, these blinds offer the hunter a 360 degrees of vision from an elevated position, increasing its odds to succeed.
It's important to select carefully the area where a tower blind will be installed because relocation is not as easy as regular portable blinds.
4- Tree stand blinds
As the name indicates, these blinds are designed to be attached high in a tree, offering protection, concealment, and the possibility to shoot from an elevated position.
But when it comes to tree stands, safety is the most important feature, so don't look for the cheaper option but the safer one.
A good quality tree stand blind must be built using light but still resistant material, it must include safety features and all the elements included in it must be durable, otherwise, a tiny problem in one minor piece such as a screw might jeopardize hunters' safety.
Tree stands are portable too, but their installation consumes time and energy, so it's important to properly set up them to avoid relocation later in the season.
As you may see, talking about deer hunting blinds is not an easy assignment because there are several different types and models, each one with particular features that must be kept in mind at the time of making a decision.