Traditional Archery Discussions on the Leatherwall


See through blinds

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Babysaph 10-Aug-22
RD 10-Aug-22
arlone 10-Aug-22
JusPassin 10-Aug-22
Josh H 10-Aug-22
Swampwalker 10-Aug-22
Shawn 10-Aug-22
Jack Whitmrie jr 10-Aug-22
Rick Barbee 10-Aug-22
Jack Whitmrie jr 10-Aug-22
Babysaph 10-Aug-22
Rick Barbee 10-Aug-22
babysaph 10-Aug-22
Taxidermy man 10-Aug-22
bluesman 10-Aug-22
David A. 10-Aug-22
babysaph 10-Aug-22
arrowchucker 11-Aug-22
Rick Barbee 11-Aug-22
Rick Barbee 11-Aug-22
Kodiak 11-Aug-22
Spike 11-Aug-22
JusPassin 11-Aug-22
Kodiak 11-Aug-22
From: Babysaph Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 10-Aug-22




Anyone ever use one? Which is the best one? I have always been skeptical of stuff like that. I’m just a dumb ole country boy but I find it hard to believe you can see out but animals can’t see in. Like that fabric that use to say water could run out but it couldn’t run in lol

From: RD
Date: 10-Aug-22




I haven't used it yet but I recently bought a Muddy Infinity II. It has see through shooting windows and I had my wife and a friend looking for me inside as I moved around and they couldn't see me so I think it will work. I'll find out in Sept Antelope hunting.

From: arlone Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 10-Aug-22




Should be good for the hot weather during antelope season, maybe give you more "ventilation" if there's a breeze? Late season deer, I might want some solid walls for a wind break?

From: JusPassin
Date: 10-Aug-22




Yup, they do not stop wind or water.

From: Josh H Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 10-Aug-22




Is there a "see through blind" that is tall enough for a 62" recurve? I've been using the barronett blinds just for the height.

I would be interested in trying a see through if it was big enough for me.

From: Swampwalker Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 10-Aug-22




Big Mike by Baronett blinds. Practice, practice, practice. You'll find the depth perception difference kinda disconcerting.

From: Shawn
Date: 10-Aug-22




Almost any blind can accomodate a 62" recurve unless you don't cant the bow at all! Shawn

From: Jack Whitmrie jr
Date: 10-Aug-22




I have one we turkey hunt out of, my daughter can't sit still so we use a blind. It's a Primos double bull and yes we like it!

From: Rick Barbee
Date: 10-Aug-22




Keep the light low on the inside, and yes - you can see out, but the animals can't see in.

Been using the blinds with the windows like that for several years now. Although, I do not shoot through the screen.

I open the screen window just enough to get a shot out through it, and I never set in front of the opening. I set to the side (looking through the screen), then when a shot opportunity is presented I lean to the opening, and shoot.

Rick

From: Jack Whitmrie jr
Date: 10-Aug-22




I like the vertical windows in the Double bulls.

From: Babysaph Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 10-Aug-22




Yea if you shoot through em wouldn’t be long til the deer could see through

From: Rick Barbee
Date: 10-Aug-22




J.R. There's really no reason to have to shoot through them.

Just only open the widow barely enough to shoot out through, and that don't take much.

It is really nice though, to set behind the screen while watching & waiting.

Rick

From: babysaph Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member
Date: 10-Aug-22




I like being able to see. So I may spring for one. That is what I like about treestands even though I hunt low. I can still see.

From: Taxidermy man
Date: 10-Aug-22




baby, if you're talking about the blinds (Primos?) where the whole blind is made of see through material, don't do it, buddy had one on an Antelope hunt a couple years ago and you could see right through it from the outside. Maybe it would be fine in a wooded, shaded area?

From: bluesman
Date: 10-Aug-22




The double bull with the see through sides do not have see through mesh you can shoot through. The opening appears black to the critters . Turkey don't mind black , but whitetails don't like a big black area so the opening for deer has to be small. You might be able to brush in the black opening a bit and keep a shooting lane . I have used mine exclusively for turkey lately and not whitetail. My experience with blinds and deer is they better blend well and use a blind with shoot thru mesh .and have them up for awhile before you hunt them. Any new things to whitetail they don't like . I have hunted both whitetail and mule deer from a blind but on the ground I used the shoot thru mesh .i prefer natural cover for them ground hunting . U need a real good set up for portable blinds as the new thing to deer take getting used to as said . Permanent blinds they get used to.

From: David A.
Date: 10-Aug-22




The BIG problem with a lot of these blinds is the screens are so large it allows for your scent to escape the blind, esp. if there is cross or back to front ventilation. I much prefer limited windows/screens and preferably none in the back of the blind and very little along the sides. But, the trend is going just the opposite way...

From: babysaph Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member
Date: 10-Aug-22




I agree with Bluesman. Where I hunt deer don't come near em. Think I will stick to ghillie suit and low treestands

From: arrowchucker
Date: 11-Aug-22




I’ve shot at 1 deer ever through the blind . It worked perfect and I had to really look to find where the 2 bld Zwickey went through. The deer never knew anything. And it hit where I was aiming. I would have to shoot a lot of deer to wear out the screen.

But it’s only 1 shot.

Arrowchucker

From: Rick Barbee
Date: 11-Aug-22




The problem I see with the blinds, that are entirely the screen is - you can't keep the light low enough on thee inside.

I wouldn't use one, but the blinds that have the one way see through screen on the windows work very well.

Rick

From: Rick Barbee
Date: 11-Aug-22




David has a very good point about the scent drift.

To that point - I seldom open more than two windows of a bind, and never open windows on apposing sides. I control the draft through the blind as best I can.

I do crack a zipper open slightly to give me a peek hole on any side where I need one to look around me, but they are only slight opened, and left folded into the closed position. I simply hook it with my finger peel it back a bit, peek out, then fold it back to closed.

Rick

From: Kodiak
Date: 11-Aug-22




I'm sure they work fine but I don't like looking through mesh. I'll stick to open 'windows'.

From: Spike
Date: 11-Aug-22




Double Bull 3 sides see thru. No screens small open vertical shooting windows. Has black back ground inside on the back (4th) wall only. Wear black clothes and face mask. Worked well for me, shot a deer at 12 yds from the blind. Still have to play the wind when blind hunting.

From: JusPassin
Date: 11-Aug-22




Everyone has there own priorities. If a blind won't help keep the wind and rain off me to allow me comfortable late season hunts then I'm not for it. And as was mentioned, it has to be well brushed in, preferably for a week or so to get deer accustomed to it. Turkey could care less.

From: Kodiak
Date: 11-Aug-22




Pronghorn don't care either. I've set up a blind and shot an antelope an hour later. Deer are a different matter though.





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