Thursday, September 15, 2016

Accessible Ground Blind - Guide Gear Deluxe

For any hunter, one of the most important tools is the base from which you hunt.  Be it a tree stand, ground blind or some mix of those two concepts.  The equation gets even more complicated when you add a wheelchair to it.  Accessibility typically comes with a larger price-tag and in some cases, a much larger price-tag.

So, what does any creative southern person do?  We build stuff out of scrap!  We came up with a pretty good box blind design that I could roll into.  It meets and exceeds all of my needs.  I love it!  So, what is the problem with it?  Well, it weighs in excess of about 750 pounds.  You wouldn't want to say it's a portable blind but it sits in one place real, real good.

Some folks go to even greater expense and mount a box stand on a trailer.  Now this does make it mobile but also adds about $750 to the price tag of the build unless you can find a throw away trailer.

Courtesy of Sportsman's Guide
So what is a person to do?  Get a Guide Gear Deluxe Ground Blind that's what!  We found this thing last January and picked one up.  Until you try stuff out, you just never really know what you are getting.  Great news, it is exactly as advertised!

It's a five hub, pop-up blind making it extremely portable.  The entire front of the blind unzips and flips up for easy accessibility.  It is spacious enough for two men and the windows are the newer style that stretches the full width of the blind in all four directions.  You can control which windows are opened or closed and how wide of a shooting gap you need. The mesh is shoot through but I never do that.  It's just too easy to move the mesh out of the way and have a clean shot.

You can pick it up for around $70 at Sportsman's Guide (price requires a membership) or on Amazon for $80.
I want to thank all of you for continuing to follow Handicapped Outdoors and for sending me sweet notes telling me how this blog has helped you in so many different ways.  Bow season starts October 1st for us and, as you can imagine, we are feverishly getting ready for that.  I will post a few more articles in late October running up to Thanksgiving before shutting down for some quality time with my family over the Holidays.

If you see something you would like for me to write about, please shoot me an email at handicappedoutdoors@gmail.com - Thanks!

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Deer 365 - A New Benchmark in Supplements and Attractants

The deer season is fast approaching with the fall equinox in just a couple of weeks.  With the equinox, comes cooler temperatures and the ramp up to the rut.  Bow season begins October 1st here in northwest Louisiana and we have been working feverishly to get ready for it.

"Bug-Eye" Before Deer 365
In the rush to success, we have stumbled onto a new product that has outperformed everything we have ever tried in attracting deer.  What is even better is that it is an attractant that is also loaded with the stuff deer need regardless of the time of year.  So, even I can't mess it up, which is truly a miracle.
It's called Deer 365 and is made just north of us in Arkadelphia, Arkansas.  It is a proprietary blend of many crucial nutritional elements for deer development, antler growth and weight gain throughout the entire year.  After pouring it out at my fall ground blind at the desired distance, we set a Plotwatcher Pro trail cam that takes time lapse pictures throughout the day and the results were mind boggling.

"Bug-Eye" After Deer 3
We literally had deer everyday visiting the site to partake of this stuff.  Three young bucks in a bachelor group made 3 separate trips in one day and remained on the site for as much as 45 minutes in one visit.
The only regret we have had with this product is that we didn't begin using it in March or April!
So, what is in this stuff that makes it so great? Glad you asked.  A breakdown of Deer 365 from their website reveals that is a mix of these elements:
So, on top of all of this incredible information what if I told you that this revolutionary supplement is also Raccoon proof and water resistant?  Raccoons don't like it while the deer absolutely love it.

A storm? No problem, it's weather proof.  Deer love rice-bran but if it gets wet, the game is over.  Not Deer 365, it caps over in rain and either you or the deer simply kicks it back to life.  As you know, Louisiana has been getting a lot of rain.  Our trail cam pics revealed the deer showing up after each rain shower and grubbing in this stuff.

As if all of this wasn't enough, the good people of Deer 365 love Jesus.  Help support them not only in the cause for great quality deer management but also in the cause of Christ!

It's a no-brainer!  Contact Geno Banks or find a dealer near you and see the results for yourself!