What are the Most Common Types of Hunting Blinds?

When it comes to hunting blinds, there are several to options depending on what you are hunting and how quickly you want to get set up.  Hunting blinds provide you with protection from the elements and give an advantage of hunting at ground level while blending in with the environment around you.  Being concealed from your target will help ensure the best chance of landing your target animal.

Take into consideration what you will be hunting, where you will be hunting, and which weapon you are using to choose the blind that is best for you:

The blinds listed above provide more transportable options.  Set up can be fast and easy while staying out of view from your target animal but if you are looking for something more substantial or sturdier, keep reading below.

  • Portable blinds give you accessibility when hunting.  They move when the animal moves, so you are not hunkered down in one location waiting for the animal to come to you.  These often will open from the top for when your target is in your line of sight.
  • Pop-up blinds are lightweight and easily transported.  Assembled in just minutes, this type of blind will pop-open but fold back down quickly and easily for storage or moved to a new location.
  • Duck blinds are useful for aquatic areas and can be used either next to or in the water.  They can also provide extended or short-term concealment option covering yourself or something as significant as a boat.
  • Goose blinds conceal you from the ground view.  Conforming and blending into your surroundings on the ground, you can view geese flying overhead.  These may look like a sleeping bag, but you’ll be too excited for sleep when the target comes into view, and you’ve got the perfect shot.
  • Treestands provide you with an option to be off the ground, hoisted to a tree to get a view of the larger picture from above.  They also provide you with portability to hunt deeper in the forest while being out of sight from the animals on the ground.

Ambush Phantom Series

Ambush Stalker Series

Deer Blinds

Deer blinds are larger and provide more options while hunting.  These can also be of the portable or popup selection, but more seasoned hunters may opt for something sturdier depending on the amount of time planned to stake out for the prime target animal.

A few options include The Phantom Series, a basic yet excellent choice for beginners wanting to understand what all the buzz is about using hunting blinds and how it would aid in the success of your hunt.  A higher-end option includes The Stalker Series which will provide a 360-degree view of your surroundings with the ability to be hoisted up on 4″x4″ if you are hunting in a location that may not offer much elevation naturally.

Where to Go from Here

Now that you are aware of the most common types of hunting blinds, it is essential to evaluate your personal preference of what hunting accessories you plan on using, the location of the hunt, the target animal as well as your ability to pack in and pack out your supplies, as well as your kill.  Also, if you want one that’s fixed to a specific location or one that is portable.

You also may need to take into consideration if it is legal to bring in a hunting blind depending on your location and your state hunting laws.  Some areas may outlaw the use of hunting blinds that disturb natural conditions or for safety reasons.

It is essential to do all the research and consider your personal preferences and local laws when considering what blind to purchase.  There are plenty of options out there for any situation you may face when hunting whether you’re a seasoned hunter or a first timer.

After searching for months, I finally decided on 2 6x6 Ambush Stalker blinds which are made right here in the USA. The customer service from Ambush was top notch. Every time I called Ambush, one of the owners answered the phone and spent time talking to me about their blinds. I really preferred the new window design and the black out window covers, which were not on either of my blinds at the time of purchase. Ray at Ambush drove over 3+ hours one way to my property and replaced them for me. Who does that? You wont find better service anywhere!
Randy Gothrup