By Wade Middleton
There are a few things that I like to do when I’m in a box blind. I like to have a small shooting rest with me. Sometimes, I’ll even go bigger, but I just carry it in my backpack and put it in the different windows that I think I’m going to shoot out of. Now, that doesn’t mean I’m not going to be shooting out one of these other windows, but this is my primary window. So, I keep it set up right here. It’s quiet to set the gun on. It gives me a good rest for those long distance shots.
When I do get in a box blind, one of the other things I do is, I kind of set it up, where my gun is leaning up against something. I might have my range finder out, where I can quickly pop off some distances before that and my backpack and my water and any other supplies, will be readily available as well. When you get into these box blinds, it’s a whole different type of hunting that I really, really enjoy.
I also like to use either camo tarps or some of the different products that come with the blinds to blackout certain windows, so you’re not skylighted all the time. I think that’s really important, especially if you’re hunting on a food plot and you know that the action, is gonna be in these front five windows. We’ll then blackout two or three in the back. That allows us to be able to move and bob and weave in there a little bit. And from our standpoint, the camera guy is always moving, ’cause if he’s not moving, he doesn’t get the shot. I don’t even see what happens. So, you want those capabilities and abilities in there. And then, the ability to open and close windows silently and securely is really a key deal at the end of the day. It’s something that a lot of people don’t think of that I think is really important. You wanna be able to lock those windows up and doors up airtight when you’re gone, so undesirable creatures are not in your blind when you get back there!