What’s the best budget hunting blind?

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  1. vanfossen

    vanfossen Weekend Warrior

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    Wanting to buy a 2 person hunting blind this year to get my two young in’s started on hunting what’s a good budget blind?


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    We use the Primos Double Bull blinds. Not the cheapest but they last a long time. Ameristep makes some very budget friendly blinds. They are definitely not as well constructed but for around $100 you can’t beat it. I got my double bulls on eBay from a few different pro shops. If you wait until July they usually offer a rebate. Got my last double bull for around $180!


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    Honestly, the HME Executioner is a great blind for the price. A few of the guys on our team have left them out in winter weather conditions that have wreaked havoc on other blinds in the past and they held up surprisingly well. I had 10 inches of snow and ice on mine and expected the poles to be shattered into a million pieces and to my surprise, they did not break. The window system in them is great and they're very easy to set up. I wasn't expecting much out of them when I got my first one but they have worked out really well.

    $89 and free shipping w/Amazon Prime. Hard to beat that. https://www.amazon.com/HME-GRDBLND3-3-Person-Ground-Blind/dp/B07D1M1T7X
     
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    HME has very good groundblinds for the money. I am buying the new 3 person Cervidae to turkey hunt out of this year.
     
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    A tarp stretched as an A frame with windows cut out, and shrubbery covering front and back.
     
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    Suncrest08 Die Hard Bowhunter

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    I have an Americastep caretaker, it’s under 100$ and you can find them as low as 70$ on sale at times, I primarily use it for turkey season. Easy to setup and breakdown hub style.
     
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    Is this truly a 3 person blind as in having enough room for 1 hunter and 2 other people or a 3 person blind as in 3 people can cram themselves into it but barely without busting the seems?

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    I’ve had this blind set up for 3 years in the woods and haven’t took it down yet. The only damage to it was the door tore when I opened it this spring so I just duct taped inside and out the tear and it’s back to new again. For the winter I just place a log on the floor that extends up to the ceiling to support the snowfall when I’m not in it and I wrapped the inside with a black landscaping fabric for insulation
     
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    This was really helpful for me too. Good luck out there everyone
     
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    muzzyman88 Die Hard Bowhunter

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    I've been using Barronett blinds. They are decent for the price. They're not as sturdy as the DB and some of the higher end blinds, but for less than 200 they do pretty well. I leave mine up all year and can't justify spending a lot on them. Especially with all the bears around here.
     
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    Be careful with cheap blinds. Many of them are a high gloss type material that sticks out like a soar thumb. They also are very loud in any wind or rain.

    When looking for a blind you want to find one with a dark matte color non-scratchy material. Look for strong braces/limbs and quiet zippers, something that you can get in and out of quietly and you can leave it up for a period of time without worrying it will collapse. There should be a dark interior that doesn't let in any light, otherwise your dark silhouette will stick out against the bright blind material.

    I don't buy anything other than Double-Bull blinds.
     
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    Well went with the 3 person HME blind, will see how it goes for turkey with the youngins


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    Good luck I am building a hay bale blind to being the kiddos out to this year
     
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    Hay bale blinds are great in theory, but I've yet to find one that I can shoot from as effectively as a traditional hub-style blind. They are a pain in the butt with a bow. And if you're filming like we are, they're even worse.
     
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    You too bro. How are you?
     
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    Old and cold.
     
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    Bought that blind for $67 , just saying


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    10 feet of camo burlap. Under $10.
     

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