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Favorite blind
Turkey
Contributors to this thread:
Beachtree 08-Mar-24
JTreeman 08-Mar-24
RD 08-Mar-24
Glunt@work 08-Mar-24
Bowaddict 08-Mar-24
pirogue 10-Mar-24
Paul@thefort 11-Mar-24
Zim 11-Mar-24
midwest 11-Mar-24
ILbowhntr 11-Mar-24
BlacktailBob 11-Mar-24
t-roy 11-Mar-24
ILbowhntr 12-Mar-24
midwest 12-Mar-24
ND String Puller 12-Mar-24
duckhunterbrad 13-Mar-24
t-roy 13-Mar-24
TonyBear 13-Mar-24
From: Beachtree
08-Mar-24
Shopping for a new blind what's your favorite

From: JTreeman
08-Mar-24
I’ve become very partial to the see-through type blinds. I prefer the ones with 2 sides see though and 2 solid, as I don’t like being back light at all.

My personal favorite is 3-4 years old so it maybe differnt now but it’s a double bull. Have some cheapies too that are pretty dang good IMO.

—Jim

From: RD
08-Mar-24
I have 5 but my favorite is a Muddy with see through 2 sides

From: Glunt@work
08-Mar-24
I have a Double Bull prototype with 2 walls that are full Advantage leafy mesh. Its 25+ years old from when they first started. I love how much you can see out if it. No one else seemed to agree back then. For once I was ahead of my time :^)

I have a couple others and a tall Matrix is my go-to because I shoot a longbow. It got caught in a big snow storm and broke a rod this fall. Need to get on that.

From: Bowaddict
08-Mar-24
None! I hate sitting in those blinds, but much easier to get turkeys close. The ones with see through sides are more enjoyable to hunt from. Used one of those once but don’t own one. That will be the next blind style I buy.

From: pirogue
10-Mar-24
I prefer the vertical(in the corner) openings for shooting the bow, and just smaller openings elsewhere for checking the surroundings. It just seems that those type models are no longer wanted and made.

From: Paul@thefort
11-Mar-24

Paul@thefort's embedded Photo
I have shot a lot of toms out of this Double bull with the wide front window and, my go to blind with the recurve.
Paul@thefort's embedded Photo
I have shot a lot of toms out of this Double bull with the wide front window and, my go to blind with the recurve.
Paul@thefort's embedded Photo
but if weight is an issue, my old T-2 works great
Paul@thefort's embedded Photo
but if weight is an issue, my old T-2 works great

From: Zim
11-Mar-24
Hands down for the public I hunt……..…Ghost Blind. Unless it’s raining, then my cheap Ameristep due to its weight. I must sit in a small folding chair due to my knees. I’ve had pop-ups spook birds in every state I hunted WI, MO, KS, IL, MI & IN, even from 200 yards out. Especially in late seasons. But never a single bird by my Ghost Blind in 20 years. Hell I’ve had them walk up within 6” while I watched thru the hand slot.

From: midwest
11-Mar-24
Double bull T5 is my fav. T2 if packing in very far. Neither of those are available anymore unless you can find used. If I were buying new, I'd be getting one of the see-through blinds to try.

From: ILbowhntr
11-Mar-24
Won a Pentagon blind at a local RMEF banquet. Forget who makes it. Haven’t used it yet, but set it up in the barn and man it’s got a lot of room!

From: BlacktailBob
11-Mar-24
I've come to really hate blinds becuase they are all too short. I have to dig a hole in the ground in order to have enough height to shoot my bow. Kinda like KUIU pants that have the little short zipper. I had to give my KUIU pans to my wife becuase she has to take her pants down and squat to pee anyway.

From: t-roy
11-Mar-24
I’ve only used Double Bull T5s and a Barronett Big Mike blinds. The T5 is an awesome blind. The Big Mike, not so much. I also bought a Cage blind, but haven’t set it up yet. It looks bulletproof and should work extremely well for a more longer term option, if you’re considering leaving it set up for longer periods. It’s definitely not a run-n-gun blind, more of a set it & forget it type system. Looking forward to giving it a try this spring. They’re around 6 bills, which isn’t too bad, considering how heavy duty they are, IMO.

From: ILbowhntr
12-Mar-24
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From: midwest
12-Mar-24
Troy, is the Cage blind made of a flame-resistant material?

12-Mar-24
Burn ;)

13-Mar-24
Hard to beat the old double bull 360 blinds.

From: t-roy
13-Mar-24
Not sure, Nick.

From: TonyBear
13-Mar-24
My 25 year old Double Bull still works.

In a pinch I have stacked the HS strut roll up panels 2X for bowhunting. Work well even when mobile.

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