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ZachD

Turkey blind recommendation

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What are some good blinds to look at getting for turkey hunting with a bow?

What chair would be best too a triangle folder or should I spring for a 360 swivel I don't like that the 360 chairs are heavy. I guess I should practice out of a triangle and see how I like it.

 

I would more than likely use the blind for deer hunting as well.

 

I am not a hardcore turkey hunter or anything so I don't need top of the line stuff but I don't want junk either so I guess somewhere in between

 

 

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Absolute best, top of the line blind right now for archery is the Primos Double Bull Double Wide.Deluxe. It'll set you back well over $300.

 

I have a  Cabela's The Zonz Specialist XL Ground Blind  and for the $179 price tag, I really like it.  I'm sure there's plenty of other mid-priced blinds available that will work just fine.

 

Whatever you get, just make sure there's plenty of room to draw your bow.  

 

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For chairs make sure you will be comfortable and can draw your bow back.

I will check the name of my blind tonight

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what about the promos double bull bullpen its on Sale with rebate for a good price

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I agree with @DonBo. The Double Bull is really the best for design and durability. Most if not all the hub style blinds have copied the DB. They are easy to carry and easy to setup up. I did hunt out of Don's blind last year and found it to be a great blind. I would say its worth more than the difference in price from a new DB. Keep any eye out for Double Bull blinds in the classifieds as well. They were well built and the warranty is excellent. They're not bulletproof and will need repairs if you use them alot. Ive had mine for years and I've replaced poles, hubs, pole ends and fixed a few holes in the fabric thanks to some tough weather but it keeps on working. 

 

The main thing to look for when trying out blinds is whether there is aenough room for you to sit, move and draw your bow. Also many have the windows too high to accomodate a gun hunter on a rest. Try to determine f the windows get low enough for you to shoot out of. Your line of sight is a the sight, but the arrow comes off the rest and you're already aiming down at a turkey. 

 

I'm not sure why the price on that DB blind is cheaper. It shows its 7" smaller wall to wall and 4-6" shorter in each dimension. There has to be more to it.

 

The Primos Smackdown blind is a good price and Primos bought Double Bull several years ago. They use a cheaper fabric and bot as many features as the DB on the Primos brand blinds and thats why they are cheaper. If I was looking for cheap and entry-level, I would check those out. Its a good price. 

 

As far as chairs, a regular chair is more comfortable for sitting, but the stools are easier to shoot out of because there is less pressure on your legs when you're trying to it up straight and take a shot. If I'm hunting by myself, I tend to kneel for the shot anyway. 

The Double Bull has plenty of room for two people, chairs, bows, packs etc. I use it with friends and with my daughter all the time. Its a fantastic turkey blind and goes up in seconds if need be. 

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I'm sure that Bullpen is a good blind, but check the size difference.  The bigger they are, the easier to move around for different shot opportunities, AND to draw your bow undetected when the time comes.

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I liked the looks of clams ground blind because you can use as ice house as well

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Well I ended up picking up the Cabelas zone specialist on sale for $160 plus I had a coupon in the mail for 20 off A $150 purchase
Picked up a new chair and a power owl call ( Im pretty sure I can call better with no call than that thing) I had a 200 gift card so I walked out of there with 17.00 credit
Not bad I say I really liked the blind I sat in them all that were set up with my chair and I grabbed a bow from the archery department. I know people will probably disagree but dare I say from what I seen I like it better than the bullpen even.
It seems to me to be made of a good material too and I can see it lasting awhile as I will take care of it and I am not going to leave it out for days on end. We will see how it is to hunt out of soon.

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      Well I ended up picking up the Cabelas zone specialist on sale for $160 plus I had a coupon in the mail for 20 off A $150 purchase
      Picked up a new chair and a power owl call ( Im pretty sure I can call better with no call than that thing) I had a 200 gift card so I walked out of there with 17.00 credit
      Not bad I say I really liked the blind I sat in them all that were set up with my chair and I grabbed a bow from the archery department. I know people will probably disagree but dare I say from what I seen I like it better than the bullpen even.
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