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Best deer blind 2018 – [Buyer’s Guide]

Last Updated November 1, 2018
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Norman RyanLet’s get started. Here are the best deer blind for 2018 – based on my own expert opinion, feature sets, prices, and overall popularity.

Eventually, I found something that would suit my needs but it occurred to me that I wasn’t the only one who might be having the same problems I did. We take a close look at some of the best deer blind to help you get ripped.

Best deer blind of 2018

If you’re reading this, it is very likely that you’re scouting for the best deer blind. I want to find something that’s designed well (both for aesthetic purposes and efficiency).

Below you can find 3 reviews of the best deer blind to buy in 2018, which I have picked after the deep market research. There are dozens of choices for an deer blind these days. These are composed of modern styling with modern technology to match it. Here are some good examples.

Test Results and Ratings

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Total 4.8 4.5 4.3
Style
5 points
4 points
5 points
Versatility
5 points
5 points
4 points
Durability
5 points
4 points
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Value
4 points
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№1 – Tangkula Hunting Blind Portable Deer Pop Up Camo Hunter Weather Proof w/ Mesh

 
Tangkula Hunting Blind Portable Deer Pop Up Camo Hunter Weather Proof w/ Mesh

Pros
Material of Hunting tent: 150D Oxford And PU Coating
Overall Dimensions of Hunting tent: 57″L X57″W X67″H
Weight of Hunting tent: 15 Lbs
Cons
Nothing, except that I wasted too much time making my choice.
 
Total:
4.8

Why did this deer blind win the first place?

I don’t know anything about other models from this brand, but I am fully satisfied with this product. The product is very strong. Its material is stable and doesn’t crack. I really enjoy the design. It is compact, comfortable and reliable. And it looks amazing! I was completely satisfied with the price. Its counterparts in this price range are way worse.

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Style
5

5star

Versatility
5

5star

Durability
5

5star

Value
4

4star

 

 

№2 – Tangkula Ground Hunting Blind Portable Deer Pop Up Camo Hunter Weather Proof Mesh Window

 
Tangkula Ground Hunting Blind Portable Deer Pop Up Camo Hunter Weather Proof Mesh Window

Pros
Material: 150D Oxford And PU Coating
Overall Dimensions: 58″L X58″W X65″H
Weight: 12 Lbs
Cons
Can be tedious to clean up.
A little more expensive than comparable models.
 
Total:
4.5

Why did this deer blind come in second place?

Managers explained me all the details about the product range, price, and delivery. I like this product. For such a low price, I didn’t even hope it to be any better. It’s decently made. The design quality is top notch and the color is nice. The material is pretty strong and easy to wash if needed.

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Style
4

4star

Versatility
5

5star

Durability
4

4star

Value
5

5star

 

 

№3 – Evolved Ingenuity 1RX2S010 Hunting Doghouse Ground Blind

 
Evolved Ingenuity 1RX2S010 Hunting Doghouse Ground Blind

Pros
Evolved Ingenuity
1RX2S010
NEW
Cons
Quite expensive.
May be a little heavy for some people.
 
Total:
4.3

Why did this deer blind take third place?

We are very pleased with the purchase — the product is great! This price is appropriate since the product is very well built. It doesn’t squeaks nor bents. Looks great in my apartment. It is inconvenient to use due to the size. I am going to get something different next time.

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Style
5

5star

Versatility
4

4star

Durability
4

4star

Value
4

4star

 

 

deer blind Buyer’s Guide

If you keep the before points in mind, you can easily go out to the market and buy deer blind, right? No!

None with me

This model has accomplished a massive popularity due to its quality of construction and numerous useful features and accessories. The hunters simply love it because of its strong design and nature. It makes sure fast and easy setup and provides ample room inside for persons. It offers plenty height if you prefer standing shots.

Concealment Factor

The primary job of the layout blind is to completely conceal you and make you remain unnoticeable to the animals you’re hunting. High-quality blinds come with high-resolution camo patterns plus some specific patterns designed for the application.

There are many camo patterns to pick from –depending on the appearance of the surroundings of where you’ll be hunting.

Some of the patterns are crop-specific, meaning they match fields planted with crops.

Other come in khaki colors and will work best in tilled fields.

There are wheat and corn stubble patterns designed for total concealment in the respective fields.

Other patterns- like Mossy Oak Shadow Grass and Advantage MAX-HD-adapts to any hunting environment.

Comfort

This is pretty obvious. Hunting is a waiting game which means you’ll be spending hours (or even the entire day in your blind) as you wait for your target to come by ad approach your range. As such the blind you’re in should offer as much comfort as possible.

In other words, it should give you the comfort similar to that of your bed. When the environment you’re in is great, you’ll be able to put all your focus on the animal you’re hunting and increase your chances of shooting it.

Bushnell Bear Grylls x 42mm

I’ll admit these look a little tacky with the orange accent, and the Bear Grylls logo plastered on the side. But the Bushnell Bear Grylls x 42mm Roof Prism Waterproof/Fogproof Binoculars pack a serious punch.

I can only imagine that Bear Grylls is getting a nice paycheck for the use of his name. At the same time, his stamp of approval is a big thing for any outdoors product.

You definitely don’t want glasses fogging up when you spot that trophy white tail ambling by. And much less do you want your bins to take on water when looking for waterfowl. This is where these BG’s perform well. You will have a clear image of your target at all times, and won’t have to worry about missing your shot because of fog or water.

Perfect for: Younger hunters who like survival shows on tv (and who won’t mind the bright orange colours).

Design

The design or pattern of your blind should conform to the terrain where you usually hunt. The lightness or darkness, and the colors of the exterior determine how much your shelter will blend in.Aside from color, hub designs are also more durable and easier to assemble, although adds bulk and weight to the blind. Windows that serve as shooting and viewing ports should also be accessible and numerous.

Are you looking for instructions on how to build a hunting blind? If yes, then you’ve come to the right page. Read further below for a DIY guide on how to build a ground hunting blind. Nothing fancy but it’ll cover the basics on how to build one that’s sturdy and can last a couple seasons.

Floor Platform

Lay sheet of the 4xPlywood on the ground and this will act as a guide for the rectangular floor frame. Now lay the feet 2xlumber, one for each of the longer sides. On each shorter sides, lay one of feet 2x4s, forming a rectangular frame. Nail this frame together but don’t attach it to the plywood yet.

Inside the frame, attach pieces of the feet 2x4s, laying each a feet off from each other. You’ll need to cut a couple inches on each of these to be able to fit them inside the rectangular frame. Then attach this frame to the Plywood floor.

Step Install the Roof

Remember that the roof has to be inclined at an angle so that if it rains, the water will fall on one side. To create that incline, make one of the wider walls lower about a few inches compared to the wall parallel to it.

If you’re only planning to windows on one or two sides only and have one closed wall, make sure that the roof is tilted to this wall or the back. This way the water will pour on this side. But since we’re building a deer blind where we’ll have windows on all three sides, it doesn’t really matter which side it’s tilted.

Do NOT cut the tin sheet in the exact size of the frame. Make sure to extend it about a foot off on each side of the walls to get that roof overhang.

Attach the tin sheet on the top frame and remember to overlap each connecting side to avoid leaks during rainy days.

TenPoint’s integrated ACUdraw cocking mechanism uses a crank to reduce the amount of effort needed to cock the crossbow to approximately six pounds, while their ACUdraw 50 is an integrated rope-cocking mechanism that reduces the effort to cock the crossbow by 50 percent. In addition, there are plenty of rope-cocker options in the market that also reduce the crossbow’s draw weight by 50 percent.

Physical Stature

Hunters come in all shapes and sizes, so there is no one-size fits all crossbow. However, some crossbow stocks give the hunter flexibility when it comes to eye relief and length-of-pull. Such is the case with TenPoint’s ABX (Adjustable Bullpup Crossbow) stock, as both the rubber cheek piece and butt plate adjust to create perfect eye-level adjustment, eye-relief, and length-of-pull.

Wicked Ridge Ranger line of crossbows are ideal for youth, women and seniors because of their lighter mass weight, shorter length-of-pull and lower draw weight.

Research the Manufacturers

Check the track record of the crossbows/crossbow manufacturers you are considering. Not all crossbows or crossbow manufacturers are the same, so it is vital that you do plenty of research on each manufacturer prior to arriving at the shop.

Once you begin handling the crossbows, you can tell some things about the quality of the crossbow by examining how well it is made. If certain parts look flimsy, cheaply made, or do not fit together well, you can expect them to fail under higher than average use. An experienced salesman should be able to tell you what kind of a failure rate to expect with certain models. Also, your salesman should have a good idea about the quality of each manufacturer’ products, customer service department, and warranty claims department.

Weight and noise are factors hunters consider when shopping for crossbows for deer hunting.

Recoil and Weight

Speed. On average, today’s crossbows shoot between 300 and 380 feet per second (fps).  Shooting at 300 fps is plenty fast enough to do the job efficiently, but a 380 fps crossbow will hit harder and have a flatter trajectory, making distance judging less of an issue. Most companies achieve additional speed by adding cams, increasing the power stroke, and using heavier limbs. The trade-offs for increased speed, however, are usually a louder shot, more recoil, and greater difficulty cocking the crossbow.

Noise Level. For many archers, noise level is a primary concern. While manufacturers continue to focus on improving the noise level, there are a handful of accessories that help as well, such as the Bowjax Noise Dampening Kit.

Recoil. Excessive recoil can affect shooting accuracy. Top manufacturers are constantly improving their crossbow’s design to limit the amount of recoil, so be sure you test a variety of models.

Weight. A crossbow can also be too light or too heavy for a particular shooter. A light crossbow with severe recoil can be hard to control. A crossbow that is too heavy can also be difficult to control. It is very hard to shoot accurately with a crossbow that wants to move around while you are aiming and shooting it.

For Your Specific Situation

When shooting at a range or off of a bench, the length and width of the crossbow is not as critical as shooting out of a blind or out of a treestand. Generally, most range shooting takes place when the weather is warmer vs. colder and our clothing is usually light-weight and less bulky.  Comfort at the range, especially the crossbows length, may equate to discomfort when hunting.  Keep your hunting clothing in mind when “trying on” your prospective crossbow.

Ground Blinds

Make sure you have enough room for your seat and any other items you may be using to support the crossbow. If you are not using a support or rest, you may get a case of the nervous jitters or the crossbow may become too heavy to hold up for an extended period of time. Plan ahead.

Treestands

If you are treestand hunting with a crossbow, the length of the crossbow is extremely important.  Your crossbow will usually feel longer the higher you go up the tree. This longer-feeling crossbow may now be extremely uncomfortable and heavy to hold, especially if you have a stand without a shooting rail.

Crossbow manufacturers continue to push the envelope with compact designs, most noticeably the RDX and XLT crossbows from TenPoint, because a compact width crossbow is a major advantage if you have very narrow shooting lanes or tight quarters in the stand.

To Trigger Pull

Trigger poundage and creep affect shooting accuracy as well. A trigger with no creep (one that releases without any travel or warning) is dangerous and one with too much creep will be difficult to squeeze steadily. Similarly, a trigger that is too light (a hair trigger) is dangerous and one that is too heavy also will be difficult to squeeze steadily. Crossbows with premium triggers shoot more accurately because they are more likely to have optimum travel and poundage.

Youngsters know that shooting is fun, but they will need guidance with crossbow safety issues.

Ground Blind Hunting Tips and Tricks

No matter whether you are deer hunting, duck hunting or going after big game, there are a number of different tricks you should familiarize yourself with. Any of the tips described below could mean a far more successful hunt.

Each of the tips that have been pointed above deserve a little more attention and explanation so we have expanded a little further on the detail below.

Start in the Pre-Season

Doing your homework before hunting season is going to pay big dividends later. Placing your blind at the edge of a wide open field is very unlikely to be an effective strategy.

Scouting the land where the deer live will allow you to understand the travel corridors they favor as they move between feeding and bedding areas. If you can find yourself a spot that can be well blended where the mature deer frequent to set up your blind in the coming season you are well on the way to success.

Remember that habits can change from one season to the next as food sources change or predators move around. Get to know the movements and habits of the deer in the area, either firsthand or with the use of a trail camera or two.

Set Up Early

Don’t think you’re fooling the whitetail when you place your blind in its new spot. They know there is something foreign in their territory and they’re going to avoid it while it is new.

At the very least try to put your blind in place a couple of weeks before you plan on using it. Give the deer time to become used to the new object and the smells that go with it.

If you absolutely can’t go in ahead of time, try your best to blend it in with the surroundings. Well inside the tree line will give you the greatest level of concealment. Good blind placement should still mean the deer will still pass right by the front of the blind.

Positioning is Important

In fact the position of your ground blind is very important. And not just because you need to be in a position where you will get clear access to your deer. There are a number of factors that you should take into consideration when working out where best to place the blind.

It is not a wise choice to face the east. This will mean that you are looking directly into the morning sun. Important pieces of equipment will be affected such as the scope or your range finder. Plus it will be more difficult to see the deer due to poor light levels below the treeline.

Brush In The Blind

When working out the actual position of the blind you should be looking for spots where you can naturally conceal it. Try to make your blind a part of the landscape. This means not only placing the blind in among foliage and undergrowth but also placing as many branches, twigs and leafy material on and around it.

In fact, some ground blinds are designed with strap loops or cords where you can stick small branches or twigs to help make the blind disappear.

Avoid skylining the blind. This is where the outline of the blind can be clearly seen and tend to stand out.

It’s going to take some work but it will definitely be worth it over the longer term.

Prepare Your Blind

From the moment you wake you should be setting up your blind for the day’s hunting ahead. Equipment should already have been set up in the spot where they will be used.

The windows and mesh should be put in the configuration you are expecting to use when hunting. You don’t need to expose yourself with too much light getting into the blind by rolling back the window coverings. But you could slightly open windows that are not facing the trail.

Get your rifle or bow propped and ready and the chair placed and with it, your shooting stick, heater, small table and the like. All of them, along with your pack, should be within easy reaching distance to where you are waiting.

Ensure Wide Field of View

A mistake that is common when using a ground blind is the hunter sets up in a position that offers limited visibility and only a single shooting lane.

You don’t want to be in a position where you are surprised by the sudden appearance of a deer that is then gone before you have time to pick up your rifle or bow.

Ensure that your blind site will allow you to see a deer moving along a trail for a period of time before it comes time to take action. This will give you time to identify shooting lanes and check out the deer before shooting.

Choosing a feeding area is a good idea because this will give you a greater chance of seeing does and, eventually, a buck or two. A well managed food plot or high-protein feed in an agricultural field is going to attract a lot of deer and this wide open space will also offer you plenty of shooting options.

Make the Blind Scent Free

Don’t forget that the material of the blind has the capability of holding the scent of its surroundings. This means that if the blind has been stored away in the home for ten months it is going to come out smelling of the home.

One of your preparatory steps before you place the blind is to make it scent-free. Do this by spraying it with a scent-eliminating spray.

Once the blind has been given a good spray it still needs to be aired out to help any mustiness and other odors to dissipate. Leaving the blind out for a couple of weeks before it is going to be used is going to play a big part in ridding it of human scent.

Stay Invisible Inside the Blind

One of the most crucial tips you want to take notice of is to do everything you possibly can to remain unseen whilst inside the blind.

It is for this reason that you should buy a ground blind that has a matte black finish. By wearing black clothing when inside the blind and minimizing movement you should remain unseen.

When you move your movements should be slow and measured. Most of the windows should be closed to maintain the darkness inside.

With a black interior, black clothing and little or no movement inside the blind you stand a much better chance of not being seen by a deer.

What To Look For In A Ground Blind

Ground blinds are not made the same. They are designed to meet specific hunting needs depending on what you are hunting – deer or waterfowl, for example. The type of blind you need may also be determined by your choice of weapon – rifle or bow.

The hub design has quickly grown in popularity because they are quick to set up and take down. They are also light but still rigidly constructed and are available in a number of different configurations.

You really want to get a blind that has a matte black finish on the interior walls. This, in combination with black clothing, will give you a far greater chance of being unseen while inside the blind.

Brushing in is strongly recommended and the better ground blinds will come with loops and straps that will allow you to tuck branches and foliage to aid camouflage.

Multiple windows is also a big factor and front windows that offer a wide field of view will be the most useful design. They should all be able to be covered over and being able to deploy the shades single-handedly and silently should be another feature to look for.

If you are a bowhunter your requirements are going to be a little different to the rifle hunter. The size of the blind is going to be an important consideration because you will need to be able to stand and have the room to draw the bow without making a sound. The Primos Hunting Double Bull Deluxe Ground Blind provides you with the perfect amount of room for bowhunting.

For some people comfort is a key consideration and whether or not the blind is waterproof is a an important factor. A waterproof ground blind is going to cost a little more but for if you are going to be spending many hours sitting and waiting, the fact that your blind will protect you completely from the elements will make the difference between buying one over the other.

Popular Ground Blind Brands

To give you a head start on where to start looking for some of the more popular ground blinds currently available in the market we have given you a list to look through. To find out more about each company, including the ground blinds that are currently available, simply click on the company name.

Ameristep

Ameristep is one of the largest and most well-known suppliers of hunting accessories with a significant selection of ground blinds among its product range. From the smaller single person to large two or more person blinds the quality is high and the choices are extensive.

Barronett Blinds

This is a specialist ground blinds company and they do it very well. When a company confines itself to perfecting a particular type of product you can be confident that the results will be extremely reliable. It is definitely advisable to check out the Barronett Blinds website when trying to decide on a quality ground blind.

Big Game Treestands

Better known for their treestands, Big Game also produces a small selection of lower priced ground blinds. They are very good quality blinds and offer a selection of sizes to the hunter from a larger two person down to a small single person option.

Primos Hunting

Primos is another company that produces a large range of hunting accessories and could be the brand that will cover just about all of the hunter’s needs. Ground blinds is a part of that range of products and the needs of the serious hunter are well catered for by the range offered here.

Layout Blinds For Waterfowl Hunting

Blinds for waterfowl hunting such as ducks and geese are essentially different to other blinds such as those used for deer because you need a clear view of the sky. Known as Layout blinds, rather than looking like a little hut, as do bigger game blinds, the better duck blinds are watertight shelters that allow you to recline.

Displayed above is a typical layout blind, although this is the Gunner Field Duck Blind produced by Beavertail and has been designed with an ergonomic seat that springs up into the upright position to help you to quickly get into a shooting position.

Many of the locations that you will be hunting from will be water based and your blind may be sitting in a few inches of water. A good duck blind will handle this without a problem and will allow you to be comfortable while doing so. They provide warmth for the long wait and padded comfort so you don’t find yourself stiff and sore the next day.

The ability to make calls is another aspect that the blind must be capable of allowing and this means the top must be able to open silently and easily.

Also, look for a blind that offers plenty of storage that can be accessed without having to contort the body to reach it.

We have put together a guide to the 1Best Layout Blinds of 201where you will find blinds that cover the various different types of duck or goose hunting situations.

Choose Your Weapon

All of these calibers are favorites amongst deer hunters and outdoorsmen. If you can, try to shoot these calibers before you buy one to see which you like; each cartridge almost seems to have its own personality. If you cannot shoot before committing to a rifle, read and watch as many reviews as possible to educate yourself on their uses. If you choose an adequate caliber and the gun fits you well, you have won 2/of the battle. All you have to do now is practice.

A great place to start when practicing is to shoot from a bench towards a stationary target, placed at 2yards. You want to work on placing groups on the target that are all striking near the same position. Then, as you get more familiar with the gun, move your target out to 100 yards and work on the same thing. A 100-yard shot is a good place to begin as a first-time hunter. As you get more familiar with the gun, you will be able to work out to farther shot placements. However, for your first, 100 yards is a respectable distance.

Dressing for the Field

Before dressing your game, make sure you first tag your deer. Follow the methods of tagging your game that are required by your conservation department, to the letter. Some states have you attach the permit to an antler, others have you place it in a plastic bag around the leg, and others have you tag the animal via smartphone. Make sure you are familiar with and prepared for the tagging procedures before you are out in the field.

Methods for field dressing a whitetail are varied and everyone thinks that their way is the right way. Therefore, while there are a few “essentials” when dressing a deer, to get a more specific how-to, I recommend looking at videos online or reading the literature given out by state conservation organizations.

The standard way to field dress a whitetail begins with a long incision (blade facing up) between the pelvis and the sternum, making sure not to nick the internal organs. Remove exterior genitalia and discard before cutting in a circular motion around the anus. With a short length of string, tie off the lower intestines and bladder inside the body cavity before rolling the deer over on its side to empty the contents. Some cutting will be needed to free the organs from the back. Then, cut through the diaphragm (some people split the rib cage here, as well), remove the lungs, heart, and the windpipe as high as you can reach. Then, turn your deer over one more time to drain any remaining blood left in the cavity.

At this point, you can take your deer to a meat processor and they will work up the deer for a fee. However, if you want to work it up yourself, get the deer someplace where it can be hung upside down and drained out for a few hours before quartering and butchering it, much like you would a cow. If you are doing the self-butchering method, we also recommend getting a grinder, a group of people to help, and a lot of food-saver vacuum bags. Lastly, make sure you clear out a nice big spot in the freezer for all of the great meat you are going to enjoy for months to come.

Ethics in the Woods

When going out in the woods in search of deer it is important that you maintain a high ethical standard of behavior. One of the best ways to do this is to practice with your weapon of choice. The more confident you are with your weapon, the more humane you will be to the deer.

Treat all the land with respect. Anything you pack in, make sure you pack it out. Unfortunately, there are hunters out there that are not interested in cleaning up after themselves. If you come upon trash (shell casings, food wrappers, discarded scents, etc.), pack out that trash as well, even though it is not your own. The more we all work to take care of our natural resources, the longer it will be there to enjoy. Make sure that safety is always at the forefront of your thinking when hunting, even if you are hunting alone. Accidents can happen when you are by yourself, so always be overly cautious and ensure that safety rules are being followed.

Lastly, don’t allow yourself to get too caught up in the technical aspects of the hunt that you forget to enjoy the experience. Deer hunting is a fun, challenging, exciting, and character-building way for you to feed your family while maintaining a tradition that spans far beyond the history of this nation and its inhabitants.

My Hunting Story

It all started when I was hunting and had trouble remaining undetected, no matter what I did. I tried staying on elevated stands, hunting on a boat, or even spraying my clothes with odor repellant. But even if I did all those and experimented with strategy and planned, I always ended up getting caught and the game running away from me before I could take my shot.

The hunting blind was able to keep me out of sight and smell but without the difficulty of targeting and shooting. It was one of the best investments I made for hunting, besides my weapons of course. Now, I’m able to take my target and capture game easier and without the hassle of keeping quiet and away from sight. I can focus more so on my shooting technique, and I have never had this much successful hunts compared to having no hunting blind.

Barronett Blinds Big Cat 350 Hub Hunting Blind

What’s incredible about this Barronett Blinds hunting blind is that it provides the ultimate concealment for up to three hunters, with plenty of room for gear. It’s easy to set up and take down, and its design can blend in almost everywhere. It has the simple instruction that takes only one person to use and set up. I would recommend it for its huge space, easy setup, and quality material that keeps it quiet and undetected. It will hold up and last for multiple seasons to come, perfect for any hunter (or hunters!).

Durable and Resilient

What I appreciate about Ameristep is its quality material they put into making their hunting blinds. It has the durashell plus material with a shadow guard that keeps me out of sight but with the ability to see through (without any game seeing me). It’s built to last for a long time, with its waterproof shell and the insect-resistant feature that reduces the risk of pests biting or ruining the blind. Though it can only fit up to two people, it has enough room for extra gear and the accessibility one needs for staying out of sight.

The Dark and Unnoticeable

If you want something that gives you the full front-view and the silent window closures when slid, then Primos Double Bull Deluxe is just rich for you. It allows you to show 180 degrees and offers a floor space wide enough to move around in. It’s also nice for tall people as well. The huge door is easy to access, and it’s zipperless, making it quiet and effortless to stay in and leave. This blind has got the superior quality construction built to last no matter where you go. With its new and advanced features, it’s a must try for any hunter.

You Are Protected

Not only are you out of sight from your game, but predators as well. You are also protected from inclement weather, such as rain or the cold. They are also safer to use than elevated stands, as you are on the ground and without the risk of falling or wasting time setting it up.

How to Use a Hunting Blind

Avoid moving the blind around too much. Also, since deer can see through a blind, wear black and shut the windows so they can only see black and nothing else, if they get curious to peer into it.

Important Binocular Features

Anyone who spends a lot of time outdoors should invest in a good pair of binoculars; however, shopping for them can be a confusing experience to the uninformed. To understand how to buy binoculars for hunting, you need to understand the basics of how to read binocular specs.

Magnification

Magnification, also called power, is the first number in a binocular model, and is one of the most important choices you’ll have when buying hunting binoculars.  For example, 8×4has a magnification of “8x”. 8x means the object you are viewing will appear times larger or closer than with your unaided eye.

In this video, Ben and Diane of Eagle Optics, do a great job demonstrating the differences between magnifications.  Watch the video below, and think about how you like to hunt, I think it will help make sense of which power to choose when buying your new binoculars.

8x Magnification – Wider field of view, collect more light for a brighter image, usually more compact and light weight.

10x Magnification – Much closer view of your target, but sacrifice field of view, some steadiness, and some brightness.

Objective Lens

This is the second number in a binocular specification. When you a see a binocular marked as 10×42, this simply means that the objective lens is 42mm in diameter. The objective then focuses that light into the prisms, which flip the image right side up, and into the magnifying lens near your eyes.

The larger the objective diameter is, the more light that is gathered from the field of view. So a 10×50 binocular will produce a brighter image than a 10×42.

As you move up in objective power, you also move up in price and size. 42mm is by far the most common size objective, as consumers have found it to be an ideal size with good performance and maintaining a compact overall size.

Field of View

The FOV is determined by the binoculars’ optical design. This is the width of picture you can see with the binoculars at a specified distance (usually 1,000 feet). Pay attention to this number, as better binoculars will many times have a slightly larger field of view.

Prisms are extremely important in a pair of binoculars because they are what allow you to see the image right side up through the eye pieces. Look for binos with prisms made from BaK-glass. BaK-is an optically superior glass compared to the BK-that you will find in the cheapo units.

There are two types of prisms used in most binoculars today, porro prism, and roof prisms.

Roof prisms have become the industry norm, due to their compactness. Roof prisms allow for the objective lens to be aligned directly with the eyepiece, allowing for straight optical tubes that can fold up into a more compact size.

Porro prisms are arranged in a z-shape, meaning the objective lens and ocular lens do not line up, and requires an offset and boxy shape for the optical tubes. Porro prisms normally provide brighter images than roof prism, due to the fact roof prisms use silvered finished, and the result is an approximate 12% reduction in transmission of light.

So why do most binoculars use roof prisms if they tend to have inferior optics? Consumers demanded a more compact design, and the manufacturers have in turn spent most of their efforts on those designs. There are exceptions, like the Leica Geovid HD-B rangefinder binos, but those are an extremely premium piece of equipment.

Lens Coatings and Their Function

Lens coatings are a vital part of any pair of binoculars. They assist in the transmission of light, as well as cut down on glare, and other optical phenomena.

Coated: A single layer of anti-reflection coating, usually only on the objective and magnification lenses.

Multi-Coated: Some lens surfaces will be coated multiple times.

Fully Coated: All lens surfaces touched by the air have a coating.

Full Multi-Coated: All lens surfaces will have multiple anti-reflection coatings.

You can probably already guess that you want either fully coated or fully multi-coated lenses on your binoculars.

Collimation

Collimation is just a fancy word meaning optical alignment. A well collimated binocular will have the lenses optical axis aligned together with high precision. Lenses that are out of collimation will result in poor performance and a nice headache for the hunter.

The other factor is the pivot points between the two optical tubes. These pivot points form the bridge of the binoculars, and must also be aligned precisely for your eyes to see properly and effortlessly.

As you would expect, it takes costly instruments to achieve this, meaning the higher quality binoculars will have well collimated optics, and the cheap-o pairs will seldom meet that goal.

Exit Pupil

Exit pupil is determined by the magnification and the diameter of the objective lens. Diameter of the exit pupil will give the amount of light that reaches your eye. You calculate the exit pupil by dividing the objective (second number) by the magnification (first number).

Exit pupil matters for hunters because it controls the amount of ambient light that reaches your eyes. The human iris is around 7mm in diameter, so the closer to 7mm, the closer you are to seeing the image with maximum brightness. Therefore an 8×4(exit pupil = 5.25) binocular produces a brighter image than a 10×4(exit pupil = 4.2).

For hunters, they need to think about how and where they usually hunt. If you spend most of your time in low light conditions, then you will want to purchase either 8×4or 10×50 binoculars for the best light transmission. Hunters in open spaces and daylight conditions can more easily get away with a smaller exit pupil on a 10×4because there is simply a greater amount of light available for transmission.

Twilight Factor

Twilight Factor is a subjective specification, and is somewhat useful to hunters, as it is supposed to be determined by how much you will be able to see in a dawn or dusk situation. The larger the twilight factor, the brighter that binocular is supposed to be at sunrise and sunset.

Set Up and Inspect Your Treestand

A treestand is a useful tool for harvesting deer. There is a variety of treestands for your selection: hang-ons, climbers, ladder stands and tripods. We do NOT recommend building your own treestand and we very sternly advise that you NOT use a treestand that someone else set up, especially a homemade stand.

Make certain that your treestand is current and has the approval of TMA (Treestand Manufacturers Association). Never use a treestand that belongs to another hunter.

Always wear a full body harness when using a treestand, use a haul line to bring up your unloaded firearm, and maintain three points of contact whenever climbing up and down. Follow the instructions from the treestand manufacturer for correct use. Treestand falls may result in serious injury and death.

Practice using your treestand at home on a tree in the backyard and begin with it mounted at two to three feet.

Sight In Rifle

The rifle is your chosen tool for hunting deer. Know your rifle. Just because it was right on target last year does not mean that when you take it out of storage for this season it is properly sighted in.

Take time to go to a shooting range to practice well ahead of opening day. Whether you’re using open or telescopic sights: start out the day at the range as though you had a brand new rifle.

It is suggested that the new deer hunter refer back to their hunter safety course for details on how to sight in their deer-hunting rifle.

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This is a bit more advanced than the classic trough design, and it’s specifically made for people who want no-fuss convenience. This comes with a battery-powered timer, and the battery is included. It can also be used with a solar panel, though that’s a separate purchase.

Tree Stand Accessories

Having all kinds of hunting gear with you on the tree stand can cramp the space up. You may have to invest in some additional accessories to make the most of the tree stand. Some of those extras include shelves, a hang-it-all belt, or rifle and bow holder that you simply secure to the stand itself or the tree so you can have easy access while having sufficient space for all the gear you need. With a branch bracket or cover system that you attach to the tree or stand, you can get added concealment among the branches and limbs of the tree around you.

There are times when you may have to get yourself more than one tree stand to accommodate different settings and applications. The most essential thing is that each of the units you do get offers enough support, safety and stability to handle those variations easily and maximize every hunting trip you make in the wilds.

 

 

 

 

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Final Word

First of all thanks for reading my article to the end! I hope you find my reviews listed here useful and that it allows you to make a proper comparison of what is best to fit your needs and budget. Don’t be afraid to try more than one product if your first pick doesn’t do the trick.

Most important, have fun and choose your deer blind wisely! Good luck!

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