As a general statement goose are naturally much warier of changes in their environments, so choosing goose hunting blinds that will both conceal and blend are critical to getting the geese to land where you need them to be. Goose hunting blinds must be easy to set-up, easy to take down, provide the right amount of concealment while not obstructing or hindering your view and ability to take a shot. Choosing the right blinds takes a bit of research, consideration, and time, don’t just buy the cheapest, or the first one that you see or you may regret your choice on your first hunting trip of the year.
Some things to consider when choosing blinds for goose hunting include:
1. How easy is to get the roof open to make the shot?
Remember that the best-camouflaged blind is not going to be helpful if it is difficult or slow to get the blind open to make the shot.
2. How big does the blind need to be?
Will you be hunting alone, in pairs or small or large groups? Too large or too small a blind pose safety concerns as well as make long waits uncomfortable and cramped. Blinds that are too large are unnecessary, especially if you are hiking into the area.
3. Do you want a solid bottom blind?
If you have hunted or are planning to pursue in damp, wet or muddy fields, you already know how important a solid bottom blind can be. Not only do they keep you dry from ground moisture, but they also double up as towing sleds, ideal for moving gear back and forth to the field or waterway.
4. Do you want to sit down in the blind, or what level of comfort do you need?
There are some of the new models of sit down blinds that will allow the hunter or hunters to sit comfortably in a chair or a swiveling stool. These blinds are always larger but more than make up for the addition weight and size on longer hunts.
5. Is the blind lightweight and easy to set up?
Remember that most of the time you will be at least setting up in the dusk or dark, so having goose hunting blinds that are simple to set up, even just by basic telescoping or snapping aluminum frame pieces is very critical. Lightweight products offer easy in hiking and carrying the gear, but may also be simpler to damage.
Last, it is vital to consider the comfort factor in buying goose hunting blinds. If you want to have a small space heater or even a warm cup of coffee on a propane cooking stove in the blind, it is important to factor these considerations in when you are looking around. Remember too if you hunt with dogs that there will need to be room in the blind for them as well, especially if you are hunting in fields. Getting the right size of goose hunting blinds can make the difference between a good hunting trip and a great day hunting.