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45 day Ground blind review

November 1, 2015
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So we had these blinds set up from early December straight through Jan and pulled them out 2 days ago. We set them up in desert scrub, juniper/conifer, and high desert vegetation types. We did not have time to test them in a hardwood type scenarios but we feel that they were adequately tested.

3 of our prostaff including myself inspected and tested these blinds we averaged their scores and came up with the results.

The contestants:

POP UP Blinds

Cabelas: In last place the cabalas matrix blind. what can i say you get what you pay for we manage to rip the roof while brushing it in, the zipper got stuck and we used a safety pin to keep door closed, the first time you open it it works like a dream then when you try to close it…that’s another story save some money and buy a better blind

Ameristep: Bang for the buck not a bad blind, the window placement scored very high with our prostaff, ease of set up was a little under our expectation the hubs kept getting caught, it was even harder to close the blind. It was offered in several different camo patterns and some with 3D type leaves. the fabric held its color and did not fade, the zippers did not stick, all in all a decent blind. I d actually recommend it over our second place winner due to price point.

Primos: The double bull or primos blind has the highest quality fabric of all of them and is a low sheen fabric. there shoot through netting fell short in our target tests through the net. the windows for all of us seemed that you had to almost force yourself into position to make the shot. However, it did shine in set up and take down. And that’s why it took second place

Killzone: Our over all Winner Killzone! Really just a good sound blind and for the price is much better than some more expensive blinds we tested that are not listed because they did not want to participate in our test. The shoot through net utilized a quite zipper. The windows were spot on for most shape and sizes of hunters. The fabric was high quality. Set up and take down were smooth. The camo patterns matched the terrain better than most. There were ample brush in straps. If you have any issues you deal direct with the manufacture. All in all the best blind for the money. My only criticism was the loop and toggle latches that hold up the black out window are kinda poor quality, its a poor system in my opinion but almost every blind manufacture uses that system I think they should use magnets something that seals better and lasts longer.

The RUN n GUN style:

We only had two competitors in this category and it wasn’t even close. And really the winner of this category was almost the winner over all.

HS Strut: This is a nice cheap way to conceal yourself in the field, its light and easy to carry, however it is very cumbersome to set up, it fell down more times than we could count, it requires the ideal hunting stand to even set it up, so its versatility is lacking.

Ghost Blind:

On the other hand we have the Ghostblind probably the most versatile blind on the market, it really is a go anywhere set up anyplace type blind, I cant think of a better turkey set up for those of you who like to run and gun. As a big game blind the larger version dose a very nice job of keeping you concealed and comfortable. It has a whole assortment of accessories that add to its value and usability, the carrying backpack is awesome, and really the only thing we all agreed we didn’t like about it was that sense of security or lack there of. When you are in a enclosed blind your scent and movements are masked better than an open style blind. But I tell you what there is something to be said about not having to set up blind weeks in advance and having to brush it in that sits really well with me. I suggest you guys take a look into this set up it’s a nice piece of equipment to add to your repitua.

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John Stallone Marketing Director: The Hunting Channel Host of Days in the Wild Content coordinator: for The Outdoor Insiders Field Editor for Earned DIY journal  Facebook Twitter Instagram I am the marketing Director for The Hunting Channel, a National pro-staff shooter for Mathews, Swhacker, trufire, Sneek Tec, Bow IQ , cogburn and Gold tip as well as many more . I am a outdoor videographer and writer in the hunting industry. My program is viewed over  4million x monthly, I am a published outdoor writer and have over 4 million views on youtube and receive traffic upwards of 65 million each year on my video clips. I have completed my whitetail slam and currently working on my super slam. My TV show was voted viewer’s choice for 2014 on Carbon TV and I have been successfully producing shows for over 11 years. Here is some of my video work: Chevy :Mathews, Tenzing Swhacker Broadheads, Cogburn    Here is a sample of my Hunting Show My books: The Whitetail Hunter’s Blueprint The Secrets of Hunting Western Game  Some of my accolades:  Featured in Tom Miranda's book rut hunters  Certified Deer Steward from QDMA and Clemson University Certified Wildlife Manager from Penn Foster Master Degree from Colorado State in Rangeland Management and Ecology   Some more about me:  1981 first deer hunt 1990 first deer with a bow 1996 won first archery tournament 1998 Received a Bachelor’s of Science from Grand Canyon University 2001 Started shooting Mathews as Pro-shop field staff 2002 Became chief of Infield testing for Huntech Inc 2004 started The Hunting Channel online 2004 Published First article in Midwest Whitetails 2005 Started TV Show Days in The Wild 2006 Release 1st book The Ultimate Guide to staying Scent Free 2006 Enter # 11 pope and young by spot and stalk Antelope 2007 Started Market My Hunting Business 2007 Started THC’s Tip of The Week 2008 Released  2nd Book The Secrets of Hunting Western Game 2008 Began The Hunt Fit Program 2009 Released 3rd Book The Whitetail Hunters Blueprint 2009 Began The Hunting Channel Blog 2013 Completed Master’s of Science Rangeland Management and Ecology 2013 Was awarded  The Whitetail Slam 2013 Was featured in Tom Miranda’s book The Rut Hunters 2014 Became Field Editor for Earned Magazine 2014 -2015  Days in The Wild awarded Viewer’s Choice Carbon TV 2015 first to Harvest a Florida Mt. Ibex with a bow on film 2015 Became The Content Coordinator for The Outdoor Insiders