Winter blind hunting is a great way to deal with the dropping temperatures, limited cover and changing animal behaviour.
During the fall hunt temperatures are dropping but for the most part your tactics aren’t going to change that much. However when winter begins it is going to mean shorter days, plummeting temperatures and significant changes in deer movement.
So what does this mean for your crossbow hunt. Well, for starters your hunts will be shortened due to exposure to the cold environment. Even the most well suited hunter won’t be able to handle a full day sit in freezing temps. There is however an excellent solution, the winter blind. These units have a lot of upside late in the season and here are a couple of the key reasons to consider them:
If it was just the cold it would be one thing, but one of winters biggest threats is the wind chill. Blinds block the wind and offer space to move around, store extra clothing, and even a small portable heater.
Setting up a blind is far easier, quitter, and quicker than hanging a stand.
Sometimes the only way to get a shot at a deer is to set up in a feed field itself, which you can do with a snow blind.
A white blind has no visible outline against a white background. So as long as you don’t setup on top of a fields hill, there is little chance anything will be able to detect your presence.
Winter deer congregate around prime late-season food sources, which they typically enter from multiple directions. A snow blind gives you the mobility to keep up with the hottest trails or instantly react to other sign or sightings. And that’s how you can best zero in on late season bucks.