Deer Gear: Treestands, Ground Blinds, Camou, More

Deer Gear: Treestands, Ground Blinds, Camou, More

Game & Fish reviews some great deer gear for 2018, including top ground blinds and treestands.

Text by M.D. Johnson and Gary Lewis


deer gearScentLok Full Season Taktix Jacket >>

Deer hunters coast to coast are familiar with the ScentLok name and reputation. This year, the scent-free wizards at ScentLok introduce the Taktix jacket, featuring Carbon Alloy technology, a NeverWet water repelling element, DuoTone overlay panels, and a quiet Micro-Tricot outer layer. Stay warm, dry, and scent-free with ScentLok. $1

deer gear<< Carhartt Buckfield Jacket

Carhartt's new Buckfield Jacket is proof positive they're committed to keeping outdoor enthusiasts warm and dry. A polyester soft shell is matched with a durable Rain Defender water repellent system to create the perfect jacket for those dreary all-day sits in a treestand. $13


Nomad Cottonwood Half-Zip Jacket

The folks at Nomad Outdoors have one purpose – to produce the ultimate fleece hunting system. And they've achieved that objective with their Cottonwood series. Berber fleece backed by a light windproof membrane keeps hunters quiet and comfortable in all sorts of weather. $180

deer gear<< Tenzing TZ 2220 Pack

Ever evolving and improving, Tenzing has redesigned the leader in their TZ Series of field packs, with the TZ 2220. Weighing just five pounds, the 2200 sports 19 different compartments and 2,400 cubic inches of storage space. A premium air-mesh suspension system and Robic rip-stop fabric ensure comfort and dependability. $230

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Sitka ESW Whitetail System >>

Sitka's Early Season Whitetail (ESW) Series is their lightest clothing line to date. Polygiene odor control and rugged fabrics body-mapped for comfort and breathability, the ESW Series is perfect for the hunter working under warmer conditions. Beat the heat and that buck's nose this season, with Sitka's head-to-toe ESW system. $390/complete


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<< X-Stand "The Duke" Ladder Stand

Weighing just 79 pounds, The Duke ladder stand from X-Stand offers the ultimate in comfort, portability, and safety. A full 20 feet high, The Duke features X-Stand's revolutionary Jaw Safety System, as well as easy-to-grip HeliX tubing, removable padded shooting rail, and Comfort-fleX mesh seat. $199

Hawk KickBack Hang-On

There's no reason to forego comfort in a treestand, and the folks at Hawk Hunting understand that. With its MeshComfort Seat, Tree Digger Teeth, and extendable foot rest/platform, the KickBack is like a lounge chair for deer hunters. Rugged, silent and  roomy - that's the KickBack. $200

deer gearMillennium Treestands M360 Revolution >>

The M360 Revolution Hang-on Stand gets its name from the unique 360-degree swivel seat at its center. This allows hunters to see and adjust to that big buck, no matter what direction he approaches from. A 40-inch platform provides for plenty of room, while the ComfortMax seat lets hunters stay ready all day. $299



deer gear<< Flextone Field Hunter Blind

Whitetails can be a tough to fool when it comes to camouflage and concealment. Fortunately, Flextone has a solution in their Field Hunter Blind. Tipping the scales at 9 pounds, the Field Hunter has more than enough room for two inside its hub-style frame design. The three-panel format allows for quick set-up and teardown, while offering trouble-free access. $80

deer gearPrimos Double Bull SurroundView >>

The blind without a blind spot. That's how Primos' new Double Bull SurroundView 360 Ground Blind is best described. Four one-way see-through walls provide full concealment, while allowing for 360 degrees of unobstructed viewing. Featuring Silent Slide closures, the SurroundView is 23 pounds of perfect portability. $499

deer gear<< Ameristep Distorter

Most ground blinds don't fit into the natural world because they're square. The Distorter from Ameristep isn't most ground blinds. The Distorter's Kick-Out hub design offers additional head room and storage space, while eliminating the unnatural boxy shape. A hinged silent door, 3D Edge ReLeaf trim, and a Shadowguard interior offer the hunter everything, including invisibility. $299

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