July 30, 2021 4 min read
Whether you hunt with a bow or a gun, if you enjoy hunting from a blind, you may already know the advantages that a well-made, quality blind can bring you. However, many blinds are bare-bones structures that provide basic shelter but little else to keep you comfortable and protected while waiting on your prey to approach. Blind accessories allow you to customize your blinds to meet your needs and improve your hunting experience. Learn about the essential items and deer blind accessories that every hunter should have in their blinds to increase the comfort level and convenience.
If you’ve been on a few hunts, you know about the importance of showing up early and staying as long as possible. Blind hunters may spend 10 to 12 hours or more waiting for an opportunity, observing the environment, expecting a buck to come into view and in range. A high-quality hunting chair — also known as a hunting seat — is perhaps the most critical accessory that you should install in every hunting blind, no matter what game you’re hunting. After all, you will spend most of that time in a seated position.
Your hunting chair must be comfortable and lightweight and sufficiently flexible to reposition at a moment’s notice. Bow hunters must ensure they can perform a full draw stroke from a seated position; the chair should not get in the way of their arms. Our Hunter Seat features a tree design, making it highly portable yet easy to set up so you can pack the seat in and out with you. The stealth design ensures there are no clanging buckles to scare away prey, and the plush padded seat provides ample support for an all-day hunting session.
It’s impractical to constantly keep your hunting weapon on your lap. All it takes is a moment of inattention or an accidental movement, and it’ll fall off, potentially hitting your blind’s wall or the ground and causing noise that can spook the game away. In the worst-case scenario, it may even scratch your gun or damage your bow.
But, at the same time, you should always be ready to take a shot. You never know when the opportunity will present itself. This factor is the reason why having gun or bow hangers is critical. Hangers are inexpensive yet highly practical. You can mount them on any of your walls, letting you configure your blind so your weapon is always within reach. Our Ceiling Bow Hanger is made from durable powder-coated steel and comes with all the hardware you need to mount it securely to your blind. The pivoting yolk ensures that it is compatible with multiple bow styles and offers easy access to your weapon when you need it most.
Blinds are a little like low-maintenance tiny houses. You spend most of your hunting day in it, you’ve taken steps to make it comfortable, you eat and drink inside your blind, and you may even take naps in it. So why not keep it organized as well? With a set of carpeted accessory shelves inside of your blinds, you can keep all the miscellaneous accessories you need.
You can use your shelves to store essentials such as scent-free sprays or wet wipes, deer attractants like doe estrus or buck urine or game-cleaning items such as nitrile gloves and antimicrobial sprays. You can also use a dedicated shelf for electronics such as walkie-talkies, GPS devices, power banks and more. The possibilities are endless; it’s up to you to organize and keep the blind tidy. Our Carpeted 2 in 1 Shelf System provides optimal placement flexibility to keep your blind tidy and your items easily accessible. The carpeting ensures that the noise is reduced every time you reach for an item, and it won’t scare away prey.
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Every hunter knows the importance of eating the right hunting snacks and staying hydrated. While packing enough calories is relatively easy, one thing always challenging to carry in sufficient quantities is water. Water bottles and containers are heavy, cumbersome and impossible to compress down to a smaller form without simply transporting less water. No matter how well you prepare your backpack, there is only so much water you can transport, and you should always have more than you need. This situation makes the camping cooler one of the best blind accessories. Before the hunt — possibly right after installing your blinds — you should equip each one with at least one cooler filled with fresh water bottles. Not only does it ensure that you’ll always have water at your disposal on your big day, but it will help make your pack lighter.
Shadow Hunter Blinds offers professional-grade hunting blinds and blind accessories on the market that are recommended by hunters of all skill levels, from beginners to respected figures such as Jeff Jannis, Keith Warren, Hal Shaffer and Greg Zipadelli. If you have any questions regarding our blinds and accessories, call us at (888) 446-4868.
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