January 31, 2022
Who doesn’t love to hide in plain sight? The world of hunting blinds continues to grow and evolve and makes hiding anywhere a lot more convenient.
The 2022 Archery Trade Association show had no shortage of new blinds for those who love to hunt off the ground. Here’s a few favorites.
A trusted name in the outdoors, Browning released the Eclipse blind, a no-frills hub-style setup that features a cool 360-degree viewing system to prevent those dreaded blind spots.
The door system is unique as well, using a magnetic attachment system for easy, no-noise ingress and egress.
The blind is made of 600D polyester to last multiple season and it features a robust 72 inches of shooting width yet weighs in at 19 pounds.
$299.99 | browningcamping.com
Millennium Buck Blind
Building off the popularity of the Buck Hut elevated blind, the new Buck Blind takes that proven design to the ground game.
The Buck Blind spans seven feet in length, is four feet wide and seven feet tall, providing for plenty of room to move.
The fabric exterior is water-resistant and durable and the steel frame provides plenty of heft to keep the blind right where you want it to be.
And, yes, if you want to hunt from an elevated position, the blind can be affixed to a platform.
Each window of the Buck Blind has an adjustable shooting rest that can be tailored for standing or seated shots with guns or bows.
$489.99 | millenniumstands.com
Okay, a blind is a blind is a blind, right? Well, maybe not. One of the challenges of large, stout blinds is the challenge of moving them from spot to spot.
The Fore Runner tackles that issue head on. This is a fully portable, aluminum-frame blind that features an integrated trailering system.
The Fore Runner is meant to be moved with an ATV or side-by-side using the built-in hitch system.
The blind includes vertical and horizontal windows for use with guns or bows and can fit four hunters.
$1,199 | forerunnerblinds.com
Using hay bales as a blind isn’t a new concept. The BOG Haymaker is a stout, feature-laden haybale blind that’s sure to be a problem-solver for a lot of hunters.
Unlike other blinds, the Haymaker is built to withstand season after season of use thanks to its 600 D Field-Khaki fabric with integrated brush loops for easy concealment. It features a steel frame that does require some assembly but once in place, it’s not going anywhere you don’t want it to go.
The StealthTrac windows are outstanding and make it quick and silent to open and close them. The trap-door roof is ideal for goose and duck hunts as well.
$459.99 | boghunt.com
PRIMOS Full Frontal
One of the drawback of hunting from an enclosed blind is the inherent loss of visibility that comes with them.
The Full Frontal from Primos addresses that issue with a one-way, see-through mesh that makes it seem as if you’re not sitting in a blind at all, and at an attractive price.
The blind features 58” by 58” of floor space and a 67-inch interior height. The door is spring-steel assisted making it a breeze to enter and exit.
It’s available in Veil’s Blynd camo pattern.
$199.99 | primos.com