Tree Blinds vs Ground Blinds

Ground blinds or Tree Blinds? Could the use of one over the other have an impact on how successful your next hunting trip is? And if so, how do you choose between the two?

The debate between tree blinds and ground blinds is an ongoing one. There are several things you need to consider when making your decision. Anything from your environment to the game you’re hunting can affect how well your blind will work.

Each hunter usually has his or her personal preference between the two. Some find that the height and exposure of shooting from a tree force them to pay better attention. Others find that the stability of the ground gives them a better advantage.

In the end, it’s up to you to decide which option will prove to be most beneficial for your situation. If you are still on the fence, though, here are some things you may want to consider. Our blinds work as ground blinds that can easy be elevated simply by using 4×4’s.

Tree Blinds

Tree blinds and tree stands need to be, as the name suggests, attached to a tree. The designs vary and come in both open or enclosed structures. Popular structures usually include seats and stands. You can adjust the height for the best possible vantage point. Here are some of the advantages and disadvantages of using tree blinds.

Advantages

  • You have a more extended range of visibility
  • You can move without being detected as easily
  • Blaze orange can be seen much easier from a tree than the ground
  • The downward angle means less of a chance for stray shots
  • You can choose the height you want to be at
  • The height puts you out of a deer’s line of sight
  • Your scent will be less detectable to game

Disadvantages

  • Tree stands often have no protection from wind or inclement weather
  • Many hunting accidents occur when one is getting in or out of a tree stand
  • Reduces kill zone, especially for bow hunting
  • Not the best option for fields or prairies
  • Less room to move around
  • Not suitable for hunters with injuries or health conditions
  • Depending on the model, it can be cumbersome and loud to assemble
  • Higher risk of injury due to fall

Ground Blinds

Ground blinds cover hunters completely and can be set up anywhere on the ground. They come in different styles and materials, depending on the situation. Many come in camouflage or neutral colors to blend into its surroundings better. Here are some of the advantages and disadvantages of using ground blinds.

Advantages

  • Conceals hunter
  • Offers more time to prepare for a shot
  • Safer alternative
  • Keeps you warm and can protect from harsh wind or weather
  • Perfect for new or young hunters who may be a little more fidgety
  • Fairly mobile
  • More room to move around
  • Great for hunters who aren’t as mobile
  • Larger kill zones

Disadvantages

  • Makes your scent and movement easier to detect
  • Often takes more preparation to set up correctly
  • Not best option for thick forest or wooded areas
  • You’re in a deer’s line of sight
  • Shots are made from a flat plane meaning there’s a higher chance of stray shots

Whether you choose to use a ground blind or tree blind varies according to each hunter and their own preferences. It’s important to consider everything before coming to a decision. Ultimately, you want to go with whichever option allows you to feel most comfortable and confident.

While the decision between tree and ground blinds may vary from person to person, just about all hunters can agree the that quality is essential.  Whatever blinds you may choose, you want to make sure that it is high quality and will provide you the best hunting experience possible.

Even after you’ve decided between the tree blinds and ground blinds, the type of style and features you will need is yet another important decision. Make sure you do your research and purchase from a reputable retailer. Ambush Hunting Blinds offers excellent quality, durable hunting blinds!

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