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.

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