Do you know where you’re setting your box blinds this hunting season? Summer may be just around the corner, but that doesn’t mean you can’t start preparing! Giving deer and other prey animals time to acclimate to your blind placement can mean success for your future hunts. Over time we have learned the best places to place blinds, learn more about the history of hunting blinds here. Or, read on to learn about where you should be placing your box blinds.
Why Use Box Blinds
Box blinds are one of the most comfortable options available for hunting. Ambush box blinds are roomy and are multi-layered so they will keep you warm even on the coldest days. Thanks to their sealed, hard-sided exterior, you never have to worry about deer catching your scent downwind, as it will keep your scent locked inside. Ambush box blinds are great for hunting with partners or children, as our unique, five-layer Durabond Panel System™ provides a sound barrier so you won’t be spooking your buck before you get a shot.
Before you set up your box blinds, it’s important to understand how deer move within your area. One of the most successful locations for box blinds can be a pinch point. Think of it as a bottle-neck where deer are forced to go through a narrow path to get to another side of the field or creek. The more restrictive their movement, the better opportunity you have.
Trails & Crossings
Trails and crossings can also prove to be great locations for box blinds as well. Deer are habitual creatures and tend to use the same trails and crossings over and over again. Using this to your advantage near hot spot areas can make for a successful hunt.
Feeding areas are one of the best places to set up box blinds because of their reliability. Deer love clover and alfalfa. They flourish throughout the summer and into the fall, so they are one of the best places for a box blind in early season. Turkeys and deer start with these food plots as they are usually the first available. Clover fields can be easier to hunt as they tend to be more secluded and are easier to sneak into than an open field. Bucks will avoid open areas as they become more alert and cautious as the season goes on. A hidden clover field can be the ticket to getting monster bucks.
Agriculture fields can be another great food source to set your box blind near and are abundant in the late season. Standing corn and beans are very attractive to many game animals, as well as rye and wheat fields.
Areas that provide both a natural and planted food source are great spots for box blinds.
There are lots of different box blind setups, but the best type of setup is the kind that is easily accessible to you. If you can quietly access your blind this will allow you to draw as little attention as possible. Ambush even offers a handicap accessible blind, because we believe that everyone deserves the right to have access regardless of their physical limitations. Combining an accessible location with a prime food plot nearby, you increase your odds for a very successful hunt!