Deer blinds have been used for thousands of years and were typically made from natural materials, such as piling brush. Prehistoric hunting blinds have been found on the bottom of the Great Lakes, Native Americans would dig holes in the ground to use as blinds, and medieval hunters used camouflaged carts with branches and brush attached to them. There is a reason that hunting blinds have been used for millennia, and in this article, we will explain the benefits of using modern box blinds for hunting.
The biggest reason to use a box-style deer blind is concealment. Box blinds hide nearly all of your movement, with the only visible portion of your body possibly being your head. This makes movements like reaching for your rifle or binoculars will go unseen by the eyes of the deer.
Protection from the Elements
You can’t shoot that trophy buck if you can’t outlast the weather. Deer blinds block out the bitterly cold wind and, with a small heater, will keep you toasty warm.
This will allow you to hunt all day if needed, so you can outlast the elements. You will be hunting in comfort that would make any neolithic hunter jealous with envy of modern hunting technology!
The Stalker and Phantom deer blinds feature 1.5 inches of EPS styrofoam insulation. Not only is this the best insulation from an R-factor standpoint to help keep you warm, but it’s also like hunting from a studio sound room, dampening all noise that occurs within it in relation to the outside world.
Silent as the Dead
Deer blinds like the Ambush Outdoors Products Stalker and Phantom hut are built with stealth in mind. They feature silent window hinges and real glass, which is a big step up from plexiglass in the silent department.
Windows are known to be a source of trouble in box blinds, with cheaply built or homemade box blinds having windows that can cause you a trophy buck upon opening to take a shot.
Another consideration to avoid scaring deer away when hunting from a deer blind is paying attention to foot noise. Simply shuffling your feet around and putting pressure on the floor can cause it to creak or make other noises.
You can do things to lessen this, such as add carpet, but carpet isn’t convenient and will trap mud, bugs and encourage rodents to turn your blind into a home.
Ambush deer blinds have designed the floors of the Phantom and Stalker series to be deadly quiet. The flooring is made with 1.5 inches of welded aluminum to securely hold the weight of you and your gear. Ambush includes zero mechanical fasteners that could loosen and rattle or make noise when it matters most. The floors are also single piece and are rubberized to further ensure that noise is a non-factor.
These three points are the most important factors of any deer blind. Failure for any of these could be the reason you lose a chance at a big buck at some point. Ensuring your deer blind crosses all three of these off of the list is crucial, and it will help lead you to success in the field.
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