In the last decade, many bowhunters are realizing there are many benefits to hunting deer from a deer blind.
Bill Winke from Midwest Whitetail TV knows all about hunting whitetails from a deer blind. Winke spends over 70 days a year chasing big bucks and although he enjoys hunting out of a treestand, he believes every hunter should have a deer hunting blind or two on their property.
Deer Blind Placement
Winke spends a fair amount of time in Redneck Hunting Blinds mounted on their tower stands. According to him, blind placement is everything when hunting out of a tower blind, especially when bowhunting.
I like placing my tower blinds on food plots that are an acre or smaller in size
Winke says another option is to put the blind in a central location in the food plot where the deer typically pass by. The downside of this is that eventually deer will get downwind of you.
More Hunting Options
One reason Winke likes hunting out of tower blinds is it gives him options he doesn’t have when hunting out of a treestand.
How to Avoid Spooking Deer
One challenge hunters can face when hunting from a tower blind is getting in and out of them without being detected because the blinds are often in the open.
Hunting Comfortably is Key
Of course one of the greatest benefits of using an enclosed blind is the comfort factor.
I love hunting from a treestand, but the older I get the more I like hunting from a Redneck Blind.
I can stay warm and dry regardless of what the weather outside is doing. My kids love hunting out of them as well. Both of my kids have taken numerous deer out the Redneck blinds. They can play on an iPad, move around and when a buck comes in, they get serious and hunt. There have been many times over the years that I would have been inside the house not hunting at all when we killed deer out of tower blinds because we can sit all day long when the weather is nasty.
There is no better way to introduce kids to hunting than out of an enclosed blind. There is something to be said for comfort. When you are comfortable, you can hunt harder and longer. The more hours you spend in the woods, the better odds you have of success. Comfort is one of the main reasons to hunt from a tower blind like a Redneck.
Deer Blind Options
Weather Doesn’t Matter
Some may think that an elevated blind isn’t really made for bowhunting, but Winke and serious bow hunters from across the country are discovering that tower deer blinds can be a secret weapon when the weather is bad, the wind isn’t right or when you want to sit all day during the rut. When placed in the right location, an elevated blind or hay bale blind can be a highly effective way to harvest a mature whitetail.
Sidebar: Not All Deer Blinds are Created Equal
If you want a tower blind that you can bow hunt out of, make sure you buy a blind that offers long vertical windows that make drawing and taking a shot with a bow a piece of cake. Another feature a tower blind should have is gaskets around the doors and windows. The gaskets help contain human odor and greatly reduce insect problems.