January 01, 2021 3 min read
As an avid hunter, you already know that your hunting blind can mean the difference between an unrewarding hunt and a trophy kill. These convenient shelters help keep you well-camouflaged and safe from the elements so you can make the most of hunting season every year.
But the constant exposure to dirt, rain, wind, and snow can take a toll on hunting blinds throughout the season, which is why you need to know how to keep yours in great shape. In this guide, we’re going over how to clean your hunting blind so you can keep it in play for years to come.
The first thing you need to do when cleaning your hunting blind is pay attention to the materials used in the shelter. Since our high-quality blinds are made of easy-care materials such as structurally engineered aluminum, wood, and acrylic-coated flooring, you want to make sure you’re not using any cleaners or tools that could cause damage.
For aluminum, you want to stick to using a soft cloth or soft-bristled brush, as anything too stiff could cause permanent scratches or abrasions. Choose a cleaner that’s gentle, eco-friendly, and scent-free. Anything too harsh or strong will scare off potential prey. Fact: Deer can smell you from at least a half-mile away, so try to keep the scents to a minimum if white-tails are your target.
Throughout the season, you want to make sure you do a bit of routine cleaning inside and out to help maintain your blind so it stays in great shape. Here’s how.
If you plan to take your blind out of the woods at the end of the season or won’t be back for a few months, a deeper clean will be necessary to ensure that it stays clean while you’re away. Here’s how to do it.
Proper cleaning at the end of hunting season means your blind will be good to go when it’s time to head back out again after a few months. And since a good maintenance schedule helps reduce likelihood of rust, water damage, and unwanted attention from rodents and other animals, cleaning can help keep your hunting blind in the game for the next many seasons, which means more impressive kills for your trophy shelf.