The advantage of shooting from an elevated position is the preferred hunting option of many deer hunters these days. The tree stand, either a lightweight climbing stand or a hang-on stand, is the more portable choice that allows the hunter to quickly set up on a desirable tree. But there is another way to get a height advantage and that is with an elevated blind or a tower blind.
A tower stand is a platform or enclosed blind placed from between 6 and 25 feet above the ground. The concept stems from the belief that deer did not look up and so, are less likely to detect the hunter. While this is not true – deer do actually look up – you are less likely to be seen, particularly if the stand is camouflaged or screened.
But as can be seen by the Wes Tex Fiberglass Blind that is pictured here, you can get yourself nicely positioned and protected away from the elements as you wait for the game to wander by.
Reasons To Use An Elevated Deer Blind
There are a number of advantages for using an elevated stand:
- You can see farther beyond the underbrush from the elevated position
- Human scent may disperse more quickly and won’t contaminate the hunting area
- A good deer stand is roomier than a treestand
- You will be more comfortable in a deer stand and can sit for longer periods of time
- The deer stand is a safer place to climb into and sit
A permanently placed elevated deer blind becomes part of the landscape as far as the deer are concerned. They eventually accept its existence in their surroundings and will give you access to a lot of deer when placed in areas of high activity.
Although there is not an overly wide range of elevated deer stands for sale, the ones that are available offer the hunter an option that is easy to set up and will last for a long time. If you have a location where a permanent or semi-permanent elevated blind can be placed you should take the opportunity and set one up.
Elevated Deer Blinds For Sale
Listed below are some of the most popular elevated deer blinds that are being bought these days. As well as the brief description in which you'll get an idea of size and any special features that may come with the blind there is also a link to the product for even more details.
SmithWorks Outdoors ComfortQuest Blind
This is a tall blind that measures 6' 6" tall which is high enough for most people to stand comfortably in. It has a sturdy but lightweight frame that will provide you with a strong platform and around that is a polyester coated fabric that is double stitched and designed so that it will hold up through the harshest of elements. The windows open completely and offer you a wide field of view and can be configured in a number of different ways.
Big Game Treestands The Trophy Box Blind
This is actually a blind kit and it is designed to give you 7 feet of elevation as well as a 3 foot booster. It can be transported in the back of a truck to your hunting location. You get a 360 degree viewing range thanks to the wide window openings on each side. Each side of the blind measures 48” and the height is 60” to give you a lot of room to move. The entrance to the blind is a flip-up trap door that measures 20 x 20”. The Big Game hunting blinds such as this one are designed to make life easier for the hunter.
Hughes HP-67000 Hunting Box Blind
This is a particularly well made elevated blind from a company that specializes in these types of boxes. The blind is made from vacuum-formed plastic that is tough and durable and won't need any maintenance once it has been put in place. The dimensions of the blind are generous at 49" x 49" and a height of 74.5" tall. With this particular blind it will also be necessary to purchase a stand to give it the elevation, otherwise it may be used simply as a ground blind.
FormEx Snap Lock Portable Deer Blind
This is a light weight plastic walled blind that is designed for elevated platforms. It has all purpose mounting strips that help attach the blind to a platform. The walls of the blind are doubled up to give insulation for warmth in winter and coolness in summer. This design also means the walls of the blind have additional strength. The dimensions of the blind are 48” x 72” x 78” giving you ample room.
Big Game Treestands The Adrenaline Blind
We're back to Big Game Treestands for the last elevated deer stand and in this case it is an open topped blind that consists of the frame and fabric portion. In this case the Adrenaline tripod stand is separate. The blind itself measures 48" at the base and has a zippered opening that measures 30" x 30". This is a cheaper option that provides you with the enclosed blind portion or, if you need to elevate it, you can also buy the Adrenaline Tripod Stand and still own a low-cost elevated deer stand option.
Hunting Blind Chairs For Sale
We move on to another important product that you are going to need in your deer blind, particularly if you’re planning on sitting and waiting for long periods of time and that’s a good quality hunting chair.
Comfort is going to be a very big consideration but so too should functionality. You are going to have to be able to swing quickly into action when a deer walks into range and the performance of your chair has to help that movement rather than hinder it.
Guide Gear Swivel Hunting Chair
We start with one of the more comfortable options available as well as one of the most reasonably priced choices. This chair gives you complete 360 degree swivel to allow you to move straight into position to take your shot. It also has an over-sized padded seat for additional comfort and a powder-coated steel frame to help make it last. The chair folds up neatly and it also comes with a carrying strap to make it a little easier to carry. Not a bad option for under $40.00.
Ameristep High-Back Chair
This chair is a little more basic than some of the others with a 200 lbs rating. It is a high backed sling back chair with a seat that gives you a reasonably soft landing. Under the seat is a large zippered gear pouch in which you can store all types of accessories. This is a lightweight option that folds down so that it can be carried with little trouble. The dimensions of the chair are 29.5” high x 16” x 16”. This chair is available for around $25.00.
Benchmaster Shooting & Hunting Chair
Here is a sniper chair that provides the hunter with a perfect combination of functionality mixed with comfort. The seat swivels a full 360-degrees to give you full movement. The seat and backrest are foam padded and the seat dimensions measure 16” x 11”. Even the back of the seat offers a recline adjustment of up to 50 degrees for an even greater chance at a comfortable wait. The chair can be bought for under $130.00.
Millenium Blind Chair
This is another swivel chair that gives you a full 360 degree swivel. The height of the seat of the chair can also be adjusted from between 13” to 18” off the ground. It uses a contoured tight-sling seat that is sloping towards the front so that your legs are properly cared for without worrying about the edges biting into the skin. The legs of the chair can also be independently adjusted in case you have to compensate for uneven ground. Te chair has a weight capacity of 400 lbs and it’s dimensions are 20 inches wide x 17 inches deep. This is a chair that has had a lot of thought go into its design and the price tag reflects this at around $200.00.
Banded Swivel Blind Chair
This chair is particularly comfortable with a 2-1/2” foam padded seat and padded backrest. It gives you 360 degrees of swivel for full range of motion so you can quickly turn and track. The chair will also fold down quite easily so it can be transported or stored without taking up a lot of room. It's possible to buy this chair for under $90.00.
Fiberglass Deer Blinds
Although we see a lot of blinds made from fabric or plastic these days, there is still a place for fiberglass deer blinds and there are still manufacturers who are producing good quality blinds.
These blinds are built to withstand the harsher weather conditions and they are generally used as more permanent hunting blinds.
One manufacturer responsible for a considerable range of good quality fiberglass deer blinds is Hercules. The company produces good sized blinds measuring either 4’ x 6’ or 6’ x 6’ and they will give the hunter a shelter that will provide a big advantage. Stick the blind on top of a 10 foot tower and you have a big advantage that will last year after year.
To check out the range of fiberglass deer blinds for sale made by Hercules you should visit their website.
There are a number of manufacturers that provide the hunting industry with quality and durable fibreglass hunting blinds a further 9 of them are listed below. Click on the company name to visit their respective websites where you can view their products.
- Dillon Manufacturing
- Big Country Blinds
- Dixie Deer Blinds
- Westex Hunting Supply
- T-Box Deer Blinds
- Boss Game Systems
- Texas Deer Stands
- Pot Belly Blinds
- KanTex Manufacturing
With a certain amount of desperation to make hunting accessories as light as possible it is refreshing to find that it is still possible to buy deer blinds that are more solid. It may take some effort to get some of the larger fiberglass deer blinds into place but there is no doubt that the level of comfort inside these stands is very high.
Hunters who are looking for other options when it comes to deer blinds for sale can also take a look at our review of a selection of Ground Blinds For Deer Hunting. We have also put together an article that aims at providing the hunter who is new to hunting out of a ground blind as many useful tips as possible in our Ultimate Guide to Hunting From A Ground Blind.