May 2014 Gear Guide: Blind Faith

From layouts to boats to chairs, blinds have revolutionized the way waterfowlers approach a day in the field. The constant modifications required to ensure durability, concealment, and other hunter needs make a quality blind a critical tool in any waterfowler's arsenal. Now is the time to select next season's blind, and here's a collection of new and time-tested waterfowling blinds and accessories.


Ameristep® Rapid Shooter Waterfowl Chair Blind

Stay hidden in the wide open with Ameristep's Rapid Shooter Waterfowl Chair Blind. This quick-opening blind has magnetic railing that holds the lids together until the ripcord is released. The entire blind weighs 12 lbs, allowing hunters to take it anywhere.

Features: 
  • Spring steel construction
  • Split-second ripcord release
  • 270-degree mesh window
  • Dimensions: 45"L x 34"W x 54"H
  • Weight: 12 lbs.
  • Camo pattern: Realtree MAX-4®
For more information, visit www.basspro.com.

Avery Outdoors Quick-Set Duck Boat Blind Combo

This season, stay hidden and stay on the water. The Avery Outdoors Quick-Set Duck Boat Blind Combo fits 17- to 19-foot boats and includes frame, camouflage nets, and wind blockers. Maximum beam width is 84 inches.

Features: 
  • FrictionLoc frame design 
  • Durable fluted aluminum 
  • Installs in under 2 hours 
  • Onetime installation 
  • Can be removed in 2 minutes
  • Exclusive RivNut system 
  • Five-second setup/take-down 
  • 3-D die-cut CamoNets 
  • Netted for easy brushing
  • DuraMax WindBlockers 
  • Entire frame fits inside boat 
  • Mounts to most duck boats 
  • Haul your boat at any speed 
For more information, visit www.mackspw.com.

Tanglefree Deadzone Layout Blind with Bonus Snow Cover

Tanglefree's Deadzone layout is designed for added space, but maintains the low profile needed to be effective in the field. 

Features: 
  • Perfect for the hunter looking for more room in the blind
  • Low-profile design 
  • Flooring is made of 1,200-denier polyester with double-reinforced corners
  • Cover is made of 600-denier polyester with waterproof backing
  • Durable, corrosion-resistant aluminum frame
  • Snow cover included
  • Weight: 19 lbs.
  • Set-up dimensions: 86"L x 39"W x 18.5"H
  • Folded dimensions: 58"L x 37"W x 4"H
  • Camo pattern: Realtree MAX-4®
For more information, visit www.tanglefree.com.

Beavertail Predator Portable Layout Blinds

Stay on the move with Beavertail Predator and Predator XL blinds. These portable blinds have the attributes of a pit blind while maintaining the mobility needed to hunt tough situations.

Features: 
  • Foam-filled headrests 
  • Molded custom foot locks
  • Spring-loaded backrests
  • Flush-mounted shell holder
  • Predator dimensions: 78"L X 35"W X 11"D; weight: 34 lbs.
  • Predator XL dimensions: 79"L X 42"W X 12"D; weight: 39 lbs.
For more information, visit www.explorebeavertail.com.

Drake Waterfowl Systems Stake-Out Blind

Part of Drake's Shallow Water Systems line, the Stake-Out Blind offers versatility and concealment for a variety of hunting scenarios. The flip-tops include easy-brushing straps and a stretch cord to help the blind disappear into natural vegetation. The Stake-Out Blind comes with a built-in backrest and has a built-in dry box. There are stabilizer stake-out openings at all four corners.

Features:
  • Constructed of rugged polyethylene
  • Weight: 61 lbs.
  • Cockpit opening: 23"W x 47"L x 14"D
  • Overall dimensions: 7'L x 35"W x 14"D
  • Color: Field Tan
For more information, visit www.drakewaterfowl.com.

MoMarsh Freedom Hunter

Enjoy the benefits of a layout blind while sitting up with MoMarsh's Freedom Hunter. The spring-loaded top, durable construction, and light weight make the Freedom Hunter an ideal blind for most hunting situations.

Features: 
  • Ideal for hunters with limited mobility
  • Lightweight at 19 lbs.
  • Spring-open canopy for unobstructed shooting in a comfortable seated position
  • Use in water up to 6" deep
  • Mesh top 
  • Storage bag on back of chair
  • Armrest organizer with drink holder and shell/snack pouch
  • Backpack straps
For more information, visit www.momarsh.com.

Primos Water Moccasin 

Put yourself where the ducks are: shallow water. Primos' Water Moccasin™ slips over the bottom of all Eliminator® Blinds for instant waterproof protection.

Features: 
  • A perimeter of 100 percent waterproof welded PVC camouflage material provides coverage around lower 10" of blind
  • Heavy-duty, 100 percent waterproof Dry-Cell™ material on bottom
  • Eliminator® blind can be collapsed, transported, or stored while still in the Water Moccasin™
For more information, visit www.primos.com.

Avery Outdoors Killer Ghillie Suit

Avery Ghillie Suit allows you to step away from a traditional blind and blend into the natural environment. Tops and bottoms sold separately.

Features: 
  • One size fits all
  • Blends into natural surroundings
  • Perfect for waterfowl, big game, and predator hunting
  • Available in All-Terrain and Open Country styles
For more information, visit www.averyoutdoors.com.
 

Hard Core® Run-N-Gunner Blind

Hard Core's new Run-N-Gunner system offers a combination gear item that serves as both a decoy bag and a layout blind. Ideal for long hauls, the Run-N-Gunner is a low-profile, wedge-back-supported frame ready for the field. 

Features:
  • No overhead frame or constricting side frame
  • Carries up to a dozen duck decoys or goose shells
  • Can carry six full-body goose decoys
For more information, visit www.mackspw.com.

Cabela's Northern Flight™ Marsh Grass

Cabela's Northern Flight Marsh Grass is an added concealment bonus for any duck or goose blind. This 4'x4' mat is made of woven palm reeds and blends into a wide variety of winter vegetation.

For more information, visit www.cabelas.com.