Frequently Asked Questions

Who offers the best "HOW-TO-PLANS"  for making or building your own deer stand & blind windows?

What is the best material to use on deer stand & hunting blind windows? Plexiglass .. Lexan .. Tempered Glass?

In your opinion who offers the best ready-made aluminum framed deer blind windows?

 

No one sells a better quality, longer lasting, deer hunting blind windows and window track and other parts - PERIOD!
You can build your own, retro-fit or add our hunting blind windows to any existing home made or manufactured style of deer hunting blind, stand or shooting tower. They are quiet and water-tight, our slider track is the best available in the marketplace. , tight sealing and durable.

Box Blinds and Stands
Tower Blinds, Deerblinds and Deerstands
OEM "Blynd" Replacement Windows and Parts
Quiet Slider Window Plastic Track Systems
Blind Tie-Down Systems
Window Conversion Kits 
Deerblind and Stand Door Kits

 

best deerblind windows?

  • What's best for deer blind windows? plexiglass? lexan? glass?

  • Who has the best deerblind windows?

  • Who offers the best HOW-TO PLANS for making deerblind windows?

  • Where can I get long lasting windows for my deer hunting blind?

  • Which deerblind windows will hold up best?

  • Read the QDMA Forums and Archery Talk - who has best bow blind windows?

  • Can I add Retro fit windows to my hunting blind?

  • Where can I get good sliding windows for my deer blinds?

ANSWER:  http://www.biltbestwindowparts.com/catalog/15

 

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How do I increase my credit line with PayPal Credit?
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There are two ways to choose PayPal Credit. Some merchants have a PayPal Credit option at checkout.

If they do, you can simply choose that option. If you don't see a PayPal Credit option, check out with PayPal, and then you'll have the option to select PayPal Credit as your payment method. Either way a window will appear on your screen where you'll provide your date of birth and the last 4 digits of your Social Security number, and then agree to the terms and conditions. Approval takes just seconds and you can complete your purchase.
 

 

How do I start using PayPal Credit on HuntSports.com when purchasing a deer hunting blind or TheBlynd?

Select PayPal Credit as your payment choice during checkout. You'll be asked to provide your date of birth and the last 4 digits of your Social Security number, and then to agree to the terms and conditions to apply for a PayPal Credit account. You'll know within seconds if you are approved. And here's the cool thing: link your PayPal Credit account to your PayPal account and you'll see it as a payment option when you check out with PayPal.

 

You can use PayPal Credit on purchases at thousands of stores like HuntSports.com that accept PayPal.  Here's how:
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Buy your tower and hunting blinds now .. pay later.

PayPal Credit is a line of credit from Comenity Capital Bank that gives you the flexibility to pay for your purchase now at HuntSports.com .. or pay over time. It's easy to apply and easy to use... Great for larger purchases like TheBlynd .. because you want to get ordered now and set up in the field .. and not have to outlay all that cash now. 

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What are the Best Game and Deer Feeders?

Big Game and Whitetail Deer feeders will distribute food automatically according to your programmed instructions ( unless they are Free Choice ) .. and will attract deer and other animals to your hunting ground. Looking for the best mid-range feeder? .. or the Best and highest ranked High-End or the least expensive feeders? .. Draw big bucks and other wild game to your site using the American Hunter AH-225RDE, featuring an RDE digital clock timer that can be fully customized to fit all your needs, or provide hassle free convenience with a capacity to feed up to 120 days .. want to feed with pelletized food or protein, corn, or soybeans? .. allow for precise feeding times and quantities? sturdy and stable hog-proof designed feeders? .. attached ladder for easy loading? .. programmable digital timed feeders? .. powerful 12 Volt spinner motors? .. feeders designed for out of the way placement and designed to mount to a standard T-post or tree? .. quick filling and completely maintenance free? .. durable galvanized metal container? .. user-friendly deer feeders? .. a built in feed funnel and varmint guard cage? .. easy to transport feeders? ... parts for feeder repairs? ... parts for your old Kenco LifeTimer Tornado or Straight Shooter ? ... Contact  BigDaddy@HuntSports.com
 

Anyone that has just put out a 55 gallon drum .. bought leg kits, spinner units, timers, batteries etc. etc. and then set it up and filled it with corn or protein in the hope of attracting whitetails will tell you it ain’t that easy!!  A lot of things can go wrong and result in a huge waste of time and money. Or even worse, you can spend a whole bunch of money and have no deer to show up at your feeders. Almost every whitetail deer hunter has made the deer feeder mistakes. You spend $ 195.00 on parts .. Then you spend $ 70.00 on corn or feed .. Then you take your weekend time off to put up this new deer feeder .. set your trail or scouting camera  .. and quitely back out of the area full of anticipation - RIGHT?

Unfortunately you return in about two weeks to see a few pictures on the trail camera .. WTF?? What happened? Have the deer not found our deer feeder ?  .. Do they not like the feed? .. Why are only squirrels, racoons and a possum visting this wildlife restaurant?

If you are shopping for a deer feeder you are going to wade through dozens of brands .. all sizes, shapes and price ranges. For the sake of your time and money .. why not send an email to: BigDaddy@HuntSports.com and share your information .. and let BigDaddy help you focus on only the best and most cost-effective, maintenance free deer feeder brands, 6Volt or 12Volt .. solar panels or not .. varmint guards .. proper heights from ground .. whether to build your own .. or buy a name brand like .. Moultrie, Boss Buck, American Hunter, On Time, Wildgame Innovations, Biologic, Primos or some other unit. .

 

Which feeders are best for my hunting area?
How do i know what feeder to buy and set up?
Should i use a 6V or 12V system?
What is the advantage to a crank or winch up feeder?
What affect will wild hogs have on my feeder?

How do I know what feeder to buy and set up?

Which feeders are best for my hunting area?
How do I know what feeder to buy and set up?
Should I use a 6V or 12V system?
What is the advantage to a crank or winch up feeder?
What affect will wild hogs have on my feeder?

Deer feeders can be the answer to all your hunting DREAMS .. but they can also be a pain in the butt if selected improperly - that's where BigDaddy at HuntSports can help .. with many years of experience BigDaddy will help you make the best choices.

Anyone that has just put out a 55 gallon drum .. bought leg kits, spinner units, timers, batteries etc. etc. and then set it up and filled it with corn or protein in the hope of attracting whitetails will tell you it ain’t that easy!!  A lot of things can go wrong and result in a huge waste of time and money. Or even worse, you can spend a whole bunch of money and have no deer to show up at your feeders. Almost every whitetail deer hunter has made the deer feeder mistakes. You spend $ 195.00 on parts .. Then you spend $ 70.00 on corn or feed .. Then you take your weekend time off to put up this new deer feeder .. set your trail or scouting camera  .. and quitely back out of the area full of anticipation - RIGHT?

Unfortunately you return in about two weeks to see a few pictures on the trail camera .. WTF?? What happened? Have the deer not found our deer feeder ?  .. Do they not like the feed? .. Why are only squirrels, racoons and a possum visting this wildlife restaurant?

If you are shopping for a deer feeder you are going to wade through dozens of brands .. all sizes, shapes and price ranges. For the sake of your time and money .. why not send an email to: BigDaddy@HuntSports.com and share your information .. and let BigDaddy help you focus on only the best and most cost-effective, maintenance free deer feeder brands, 6Volt or 12Volt .. solar panels or not .. varmint guards .. proper heights from ground .. whether to build your own .. or buy a name brand like .. Moultrie, Boss Buck, American Hunter, On Time, Wildgame Innovations, Biologic, Primos or some other unit. .

 

 

Should I use a 6V or 12V system? .. What is the advantage to a crank or winch up feeder? .. What affect will wild hogs have on my feeder?

HuntSports BigDaddy says it this way!

HuntSportsBigDaddy says:

 

  • I know their "history" .. and they were made for deer hunters in South Texas .. By Hunters!
  • Durability in a hunting blind is important to the man or woman dedicated to whitetail hunting long term.
  • A well designed hunting blind is an important piece of hunting equipment.
  • One of the industry's most affordable deer blinds. 
  • A "best seller" for not 3 or 4 years - BUT FOR 35 YEARS! 
  • Flexibilty of use - a ground blind or with optional tower base of 5' / 10' and 15' H - the tallest in the industry.
  • Single one-man  and also two-man ( husband and wife ) blinds suitable for rifle and muzzleloader hunting. 
  • lightweight and easy to assemble and easy to "re-locate" - a must for hunters. 

 

Features .. Advantages .. Benefits - Subjective Terms

Aren't all fiberglass and plastic deer blinds basically the same?

A: Many conventional fiberglass deer blinds are made from a single layer of fiberglass .. some blinds are "vacuum formed" .. some are insulated .. some tend to be too hot in the early season ( especially in Texas ) .. and too cold in the rut and late season ( because some guys are afraid of heaters ) .. and some blinds are way too loud all year round ( because y7ou move too much and can't relax and sit still ) .

A well-designed hunting blind is an important piece of "hunting equipment" .. just like a good rifle or a lease .. some hunting blinds can be counted on for long-lasting durability that will not fail you in the field and fall apart in 2-3 years .. and some are actually designed by people who know hunting, Then You Have Another Factor That Affest Most Whitetail Deer Hunters -  hunting blinds at an affordable price so that your wife doesn't divorce you or spend the entire "off-season" bitching at you ! 

Q: Why is the shaped of deer blinds important - or so they say - different than conventional box-shaped deer blinds?

Is the shaped of your deer blind important? Many say there's in better ?? .. because it's "different" than conventional box-shaped stands or blinds?

You know the drill .. sex sells! All the Johnny come lately's all have to have some new idea .. some new "spin" .. it's the oldest sales and marketing philosophy .. so called "extensive research" .. new "designs"

Think about it .. if you're a younger buyer .. money burning a hole in your pocket .. big dreams of becoming the next B&C Whitetail leader in the field .. new sellers and manufacturing skills and techniques have risen up .. more educated .. more business savvy, and knows what they "think they want" .. and how they "want it" .. cause they saw it promoted on some hunting shows on TV .. or so-and-so's CAMO IS ON IT .. and none of this really has anything to do with the debate as to whether your old hunting skills, techniques and practices are still relevant.

YOU KNOW .. I'm waiting for some Liberal Deer Hunter .. to introduce the OBAMA BLIND .. full of crap .. but promises more change and more deer!

Always trying to be one, two or ten steps ahead of the competition. Some claim they "know how" new buyers are "thinking" and have some better handle on actively driving the direction of the hunting industry - If you’re not ahead of the game when it comes to "deer blinds and deerstands" .. you’ll be floundering at your hunting lease .. on yesterday’s products. BigDaddy Just doesn't buy it .. not just today .. because memories matter most!

 

Q: Whats the big difference between The Blynd .. and other deer hunting stands? 

 

A: Conventional deer hunting tower stands are variously referred to as deer blinds, deer stands, tower stands, shooting houses, box blinds, box stands, rifle boxes, and so forth and so on .. To clarify all the confusion, we here at HuntSports strive to figure out and work with buyers to achive the ultimate long term investment strategy of a quality "Hunting Blind" to last for years to come - ie. The Difinitive assembly known as "TheBlynd" - the difinitve mix of long term quality, durability and the factors that make it more than any enclosure known as a "deer blind".

vinyl product lines that offer both "Removable" .. and "Permanent" camo vinyl products for your hunting gear

What is the difference between PERMANENT and REMOVABLE camo vinyl products? 

CAMO-SKINZ / CamoSkins - is one of the only camo vinyl product lines that offer both "Removable" .. and "Permanent" camo vinyl products for your hunting gear. Some camo patterns are only available in one, or the other, and each vinyl type has both pros and cons. You'll have to determine which is best for your application? 

Permanent Vinyl - 3M Calendared Non-Air Release Vinyl with Matte Laminate. Any of our products that start with a letter "P". This material features an aggressive adhesive. Caution should be taken when applying. Material can be put on wet (with soapy water) or dry. The wet application does allow the material to be repositioned and reapplied before final squeegeeing is done. Perfect for older trucks, boats, and ATVs where material will be left on permanently. Preferred for most marine (in water) applications. More affordable than removable vinyl but not available in all camo patterns. Lifetime Warranty against fading.

Removable Vinyl - 3M IJ180-cv3 Cast Vinyl with Control-Tac air release channels. The material features a repositionable adhesive backing. Material can also be stretched to conform around extreme curves and contours. Perfect for newer vehicles where future decal removal may be needed. Material can also be left permanently if desired. More expensive, but easier to work with. Available in all camo patterns. Lifetime Warranty against fading.

Lots of comments and questions about shipping and freight costs, charges, guidelines etc. etc.

The Factors Which Make Up LTL ( LTL=LessThanTruckload) .. Freight Rates for larger items we ship are regulated and fluxuate by freight rates, by specific carriers - and 10 Common Factors help to determine LTL Freight Rates. First, consider that LTL shipments typically weigh between 151 and 20,000 lbs. - that is a tremendous "spread" and LTL carriers will usually apply a discount on shipments as the freight moves up in weight, meaning there are various “weight break discounts" and "volume break discounts" any freight carrier may give. LTL freight rates can be very confusing and are regulated rates which will most definitely impact the cost of any shipment.

Less-than-truckload (LTL) mode of shipping is used for smaller shipments that are too large to be sent FedEx, USPS, or UPS as parcels - but too small to fill an entire truckload. LTL carriers collect freight from various shippers and consolidate that freight onto trailers for line-haul to the delivering terminal or to a hub terminal where the freight will be further sorted and consolidated for additional line-hauls. In most cases, drivers start the day by loading up and heading out to make deliveries first, then begin making pickups once the trailer has been emptied for return to the terminal for sorting and delivery next day; thus, most pickups are made in the afternoon and most deliveries are performed in the morning.

Why is LTL Shipping so expensive? What is regional rate shipping? What determines residence or business address? 

The Factors Which Make Up LTL ( LTL=LessThanTruckload) .. Freight Rates for larger items we ship are regulated and fluxuate by freight rates, by specific carriers - and 10 Common Factors help to determine LTL Freight Rates. First, consider that LTL shipments typically weigh between 151 and 20,000 lbs. - that is a tremendous "spread" and LTL carriers will usually apply a discount on shipments as the freight moves up in weight, meaning there are various “weight break discounts" and "volume break discounts" any freight carrier may give. LTL freight rates can be very confusing and are regulated rates which will most definitely impact the cost of any shipment.

Less-than-truckload (LTL) mode of shipping is used for smaller shipments that are too large to be sent FedEx, USPS, or UPS as parcels - but too small to fill an entire truckload. LTL carriers collect freight from various shippers and consolidate that freight onto trailers for line-haul to the delivering terminal or to a hub terminal where the freight will be further sorted and consolidated for additional line-hauls. In most cases, drivers start the day by loading up and heading out to make deliveries first, then begin making pickups once the trailer has been emptied for return to the terminal for sorting and delivery next day; thus, most pickups are made in the afternoon and most deliveries are performed in the morning.

Here are 10 common factors that determine LTL Freight Rates:

1. Weight: LTL freight rates are structured so that the more a shipment weights, the less you pay per hundred pounds. As the weight of the LTL shipment increases and approaches the lowest weight in the next heaviest weight group, it will be rated at the lowest weight category and rate in that weight group. THIS IS WHY one (1) blind may cost $400 to ship to a location .. and if you buy 2 blinds the added freight may only be $100 for the second unit.

2. ltl freight rates density 300 x 195 Which Determine LTL Freight Rates Density: A shipment’s density is one factor that determines LTL freight rates. Shippers need to know how to calculate a shipment’s density so they can properly describe their goods on the bill of lading. The total weight of the shipment is divided by the total cubic feet to determine the density. If the shipment is palletized, use the dimensions of the pallet, the combined height of the carton and the pallet, and the total weight of the shipment. When determing the dimensions of your shipment, be sure to measure the longest sides including any packaging, overhangs or protrusions. Once density is calculated, you can then figure out the class.

3. Classification of Freight. Every piece of freight has a classification within the LTL world and classification is a big driving force to make up LTL freight rates. Classes are published in the National Motor Freight Classification (NMFC) book by National Motor Tariff Association . NMTA has established 18 different classes ranging from 50 to 500. The class is determined by product density, value, stow-ability, handling and liability. Lower classes represent very dense freight that is difficult to damage and is easy to handle. Lower classes have lower rates. Conversely, higher classes represent lighter / less dense freight that typically takes up more space. The higher the class, the higher the rate will be. For additional information on freight classification make sure you check out our next blog post in this series on what determines LTL freight class.

4. Distance. Typically, the longer the haul, the higher the price per-hundred weight will be. Many LTL carriers only serve a specific geographic regions - so you must consider how many zip codes a carrier services directly. If a shipment is sent to a location outside a carrier’s normal service area, the trucking company will transfer the shipment to another LTL carrier for final delivery. This is called interlining, a practice that may result in higher costs due to lower discounts and higher minimum charges. - INTERLINING ALSO INCREASES THE CHANCES OF DAMAGES.

5. Base Rates. All LTL carriers establish their own base rates. These rates are quoted per 100 pounds (aka – CWT),  and will vary from carrier to carrier and from lane to lane. The CWT calculation is based on the freight classification. A good fact to point out is carriers will modify their base rate depending on their need for additional volume and increase gross costs for lanes where they have a good balance between trucks and freight. These rates are also increased/decreased due to union/non-union factors.

6. Freight All Kinds (FAK). Freight all kinds is an arrangement between the client and the carrier that enables multiple products with different classes to be shipped and billed at the same freight class. For example, a client that ships multiple commodities ranging from 50 to 100 could negotiate an FAK with the carrier to rate all items at class 70. This can be a source of significant savings for clients by reducing the amount paid on higher class shipments.

7. Minimums: The pricing within LTL freight rates that is increasing the fastest with LTL carriers is the absolute minimum charge (AMC). This minimum charge is the charge below which a carrier simply will not go. Carriers are constantly requesting a 2-3% increase on contract rates, but $ 5 increases in the minimum charge. If the minimum charge is $70.00, a $5 increase equates to a 7.1% increase. Carriers are doing this because the costs a carrier experiences for a minimum charge shipment far exceeds the costs they experience for heavier shipments

8. Negotiated rate tariffs with LTL carriers: You can negotiate with several LTL carriers per your various lanes of shipping. You are not simply relegated to a  base rate. If you have analyzed and better understand your freight data and activity per lane, you can come to the LTL carrier and work with them to get different tariffs for different lanes. This will allow you to make sure you are not leaving money on the table by balancing your more unattractive lanes with your attractive lanes giving you overall better LTL freight rates.

9. Negotiated discounts: For companies looking for relief from high shipping costs and market volatility, a professional, third party logistics (3PL) provider or even a large shipper can save an extra 18 to 25% off already heavily discounted LTL freight rates if they routinely make multiple shipments to multiple locations and work with numerous freight carriers. For every $100,000 in freight costs, that’s an extra $18,000 to $25,000 in savings. How can a 3PL lower freight costs beyond a company’s existing discounts? By negotiating additional discounts based on the 3PL’s or shipper’s relationship, reputation, and volume business with established carriers.

10. Accessorials/Surcharges. Accessorial charges stem from extra services performed by the carrier that goes beyond the typical dock to dock / business to business pick up and deliveries. Common examples of these charges are lift gate service, residential pickup or delivery, limited access locations (i.e. jails, prisons, churches, schools, storage units) and inside delivery. Accessorial charges can be negotiated to a flat rate or even waived altogether. A fuel surcharge is the most common accessorial as it’s typically factored in on every shipment.

 

This website incorporates a UPS / FedEx / USPS Quick Estimate Shipping System Calculator. This means shipping costs are automatically calculated with approximate shipping charges based on your "ship to" address for smaller items, small packages and other types of ground shipments.

 

IMPORTANT MESSAGE! A SIGNATURE IS REQUIRED for all orders processed through HuntSports.com, unless otherwise stated by the purchaser / customer. If you do not wish to sign for the package(s), please add details to the special instructions section of the checkout form and so specify; If no signature is required, FedEx / UPS / USPS will drop the package off at your front door. We will not be responsible for any packages that are lost or stolen after the package is delivered.

 

FEEDERS / BLINDS / STANDS / TOWER BASES

 

If shipping your item to a residential address, there is an additional charge by all US Freight Carriers and pricing can vary from $ 37.50 to $97.50 depending on your location and the servicing LTL Freight Carrier, Freight Interline Shipping etc. We will find the best / lowest freight quote before your order is processed, and notify you of same. We attempt to use only freight carriers with direct shipping points to our clients for best results.

 

PLEASE READ: Some of the larger items we sell such as Feeders, Tripods and Blinds ship on freight line trucks. We will email or call you with the exact shipping quote for your order to a business address or closest freight terminal for pick up / will call. If you are buying a feeder or blind online you must use the Quote / Customer Call Back Form. A representative of HuntSports.com will contact you within 24 – 48 hours of submission to give you an exact total of your order. Only carriers with direct shipping points are contracted.

 

NOTE from BigDaddy: (*1) Most feed stores will accept delivery of your feeders / blinds close to where you hunt, as long as you are doing business with them and buying their feed; (*2) Many local freight terminals are within easy driving distance and will call / pick-up at their dock can be the easiest method for loading onto your trailer or truck etc. (*3) Most Co-Ops have docks and will work with you on receiving a shipment as you are helping support the local economy.

About Hunting .. Hunting & Wildlife FAQ'S .. Hunting Regulations and More

Frequently Asked Questions About Hunting .. Hunting & Wildlife FAQ'S .. Hunting Regulations .. Changes for this year?

Information for the new seasons and changes | legal to hunt with a crossbow? | Hunting Regulations | Do I need an antlerless deer permit? | Managed Lands Deer Program (MLDP) | season dates for game animals? | Wildlife Resource Document | tag or permit requirements | Hunting and Wildlife, Outdoor Annual, list of ranches I can lease | Chamber of Commerce | How do I get information on hunting in other states? | HIP Certification | U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service | migratory game birds | Hunting & Wildlife FAQS | Public Hunting Land Maps | Annual Public Hunting Permits |  Public hunting opportunities for large game animals, turkey, javelina, alligator, feral hogs, exotics species for both adults and youth? | Special Permit Drawn Hunts program. | Frequently Asked Questions About Social Security Number Requirements, Child Support Enforcement | Texas Parks & Wildlife | WHAT DEER PERMITS ARE AVAILABLE, AND HOW MUCH ARE PERMIT FEES? | RESIDENTS | NONRESIDENTS | ANTLERLESS-ONLY WHITE-TAILED DEER  etc.

Please go to: http://www.huntsports.com/content/dow-dnr-rules

As always, consult with a local wildlife biologist if you need guidance.

Not necessarily. Sighting rates by hunters are usually not a reliable indicator of deer density. For example, research has documented that sighting rates drop in years with exceptionally heavy acorn crops – most likely because food is abundant and deer do not need to move far to feed. Other factors such as weather and hunting pressure play roles. In short, it is possible to have a stable or even rising deer population and see fewer deer while hunting than you did last year. Therefore, do not assume you need to shoot fewer does. If you are collecting harvest and observation data and/or conducting trail-camera surveys (all part of the Herd Monitoring “Cornerstone”), then your complete set of data will provide reliable clues about the actual deer density and appropriate doe-harvest goals. As always, consult with a local wildlife biologist if you need guidance.
 

I captured trail-camera photos of mature bucks, proving that my QDM is working .. but I never see them while hunting.

This is a technique that is only recommended in the most advanced deer management programs with extensive acreage, highly experienced hunters or professionally trained managers, and an actual surplus of adult bucks – situations that are extremely rare in North America. And in no free-roaming situation does this technique affect genetics, for better or worse. There is much confusion and debate surrounding this question, but scientific research is clear – QDM programs are better off harvesting only the bucks that meet age criteria and allowing as many bucks as possible to reach older age classes and contribute to a complete buck age structure.

I captured trail-camera photos of mature bucks, proving that QDM is working, but I never see these deer while hunting. What’s wrong?

One of the most exciting challenges of hunting a quality-managed population is matching wits with a mature buck. A buck that has survived many seasons may be very difficult to harvest, even during the rut.
 These deer are not un-killable, but they are certainly capable of patterning hunters, as research has shown. If mature bucks are present but you never see them while hunting, examine your own patterns to see if you are a predictable hunter. Are you hunting the same stand every time? Do you ride an ATV or pickup all the way to your stand? Are you constantly “bumping” and “spooking” deer as you pass through food plots, bedding areas and other prime habitat on your way to your stand? Do you pay attention to wind direction and select stand locations accordingly?

Research has shown on both public and private land that deer, especially older bucks, frequent the areas with the lowest hunting pressure. Sometimes, hunting a site that has never been hunted before – even if you don’t think of it as a good area – can change your fortunes quickly.

the best buck-harvest rules consider antler points .. spread .. beam length and age

Under Quality Deer Management, your goal is to build age structure, meaning you want to increase the numbers of bucks in older age classes. To achieve this goal, age is the best criteria to use when harvesting bucks; set an appropriate age-based harvest rule based on local herd conditions, hunter experience level, and hunter desires. The starting point is protecting most or all yearling bucks and harvesting bucks 2 1/2 or older, then adjust your target age upwards as you advance.

However, this is not the most practical rule, especially when you are starting out, because it is more difficult to learn to judge the age of live bucks than it is to count antler points or estimate inside spread. The problem with antler-based rules is that there is much overlap in antler points, spread and size across age classes. For example, some yearling bucks may be eligible for harvest under a "points-on-a-side" rule, while some mature bucks may not be eligible for harvest under "inside spread" rules because they have narrow spreads.

Therefore, if you elect to go with an antler-based rule to start with, until the hunters in your group are more confident and skilled with judging age, make sure your antler rule is designed to protect all yearling bucks. Also, design an antler-based rule so that it does not protect adult deer that could be enjoyed by hunters. It is best to consult with a local wildlife biologist to get advice on designing an antler-based harvest rule that is suited to your local deer population.

Contact your state wildlife agency for guidance.

The minimum goal for all QDM programs is to protect most or all 1½-year-old (or “yearling”) bucks .. After all, it takes 3½ years to produce a 3½-year-old buck.

The minimum goal for all QDM programs is to protect most or all 1½-year-old (or “yearling”) bucks. If you have never killed a 2½-year-old buck and would be happy with this achievement first, this is where you should begin. Once this goal is met, you may wish to begin protecting 2½-year-old bucks as well, while trying to harvest a 3½-year-old... and so on. As long as you progressively improve the “age structure” of bucks (or the numbers of bucks in each age class), then the definition of a “quality” buck should be determined by your personal goals. However, you should also clearly understand the consequences of your goals – if you harvest 2½-year-old bucks, they will not become 3½-year-olds.

In a group of hunters with varying levels of experience, buck-harvest goals should be determined by the lowest level of experience in the group, or they should be a compromise between low and high. If buck-harvest goals are set far above the experience level of most hunters in the group, these hunters are likely to be dissatisfied with their QDM experience.

The most important thing is to set harvest goals that are realistic and appropriate for the deer population. If your definition of a “quality” buck is far above what the habitat and region are likely to produce, you will be disappointed. If you start with the expectation of harvesting mature bucks when there are none in the local population, you will be disappointed. After all, it takes 3½ years to produce a 3½-year-old buck.
QDM should be fun, and by starting with realistic goals and working your way up, you ensure plenty of fun along the way.

There are also benefits from hunting healthier deer, including heavier body weights.

There are many benefits for hunters in a Quality Deer Management program.

When a deer population is socially balanced, with roughly equal numbers of bucks and does, and with all ages of bucks represented, hunters witness the full range of social behaviors. “Bachelor groups” of bucks can be observed in summer. Rubs and scrapes are more common in the woods. Hunters witness more buck fights, see more bucks chasing does, and more often hear vocalizations like grunting. Calling techniques like rattling are more productive. Overall, the rut is more apparent and intense, leading to a more enjoyable hunting experience and higher hunting success.

Because these hunters see more bucks of all ages, they become skilled at understanding deer behavior and at judging deer age and antler quality in the field.

Other benefits include dramatically increased success at finding shed antlers, which also leads to greater knowledge of travel corridors, bedding areas and feeding habits. Working with habitat and planting food plots increases a hunter’s connection to the earth, to wildlife and the outdoors, and many QDM practitioners report happily that hunting becomes a year-round pursuit instead of being limited to hunting season. Some hunters have said that finding a fawn hiding safely in early successional growth established specifically for fawning cover, or capturing a trail-camera photo of a mature buck using a newly designated “sanctuary,” was as rewarding as their most successful hunt. There are also benefits from hunting healthier deer, including heavier body weights.

the "general" Frequently Asked Questions

What are some of the "general" Frequently Asked Questions?

Do you sell to the public?
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If you have your deer commercially processed, request that your animal be processed individually, without meat from other animals being added.

The VDGIF advises hunters to follow these simple recommendations:

 

  • Do not shoot, handle, or consume any animal that is abnormal or appears to be sick.
  • Wear latex or rubber gloves when field dressing your deer.
  • Bone out meat from your deer.
  • Do not saw through bone and avoid cutting through the brain or spinal cord (backbone).
  • Minimize handling of brain, spinal tissues, or fluids.
  • Wash hands and instruments thoroughly after field dressing is completed.
  • Avoid consuming brain, spinal cord, eyes, spleen, tonsils, and lymph nodes of deer. Normal field dressing, coupled with boning out a carcass, will remove most, if not all, of these body parts.
  • If you have your deer commercially processed, request that your animal be processed individually, without meat from other animals being added.

In later stages, infected animals begin to display abnormal behavior such as staggering

How can you tell if a deer has CWD?

In early stages of infection, animals do not show any symptoms. In fact, most deer with CWD do not appear sick. The incubation period can range from 1-5 years. In later stages, infected animals begin to display abnormal behavior such as staggering, carrying the head and ears lowered, drooling, not showing fear of humans, and an exaggerated wide posture. Sick animals may have poor hair coats and appear emaciated, or starving - thus the name "wasting disease." Clinical symptoms are typically not seen in deer less than 16 months of age. Some CWD symptoms may also be characteristic of diseases or conditions other than CWD (e.g., bacterial brain abscesses, hemorrhagic disease, or normal spring and fall hair shedding).

How is CWD diagnosed?

The only way to make a definitive diagnosis is to examine the brain and/or lymph nodes in a laboratory. There is no practical live-animal test for free-ranging cervids, and there is no vaccine or treatment for CWD.

What should I do if I see a deer that shows CWD symptoms?

Do not attempt to contact, disturb, kill, or remove the animal. You should accurately document the location of the animal and immediately contact the VDGIF at 1-804-367-1000 or the office listed below that is nearest to you. Arrangements will be made to investigate the report. Offices are located at Blacksburg (540) 961-8304, Farmville (434) 392-9645, Fredericksburg (540) 899-4169, Forest (434) 525-7522, Marion (276) 783-4860, Verona (540) 248-9360, and Charles City (804) 829-6580.

As of January 1, 2013, CWD has been found in

CWD is a progressive neurological (brain and nervous system) disease found in North American deer, elk, and moose. CWD belongs to a family of diseases known as transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSE's). CWD causes a characteristic spongy degeneration in the brains of infected animals, resulting in emaciation, abnormal behavior, loss of bodily functions, and ultimately death.

Where has CWD been found?

As of January 1, 2013, CWD has been found in Alberta, Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Oklahoma, Saskatchewan, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.

Eleven states have large well-established and growing populations

Do all states have wild pigs?

We have recently classified the states with wild pigs into various categories for management planning purposes.

Fourteen states currently do not have wild pigs: AK, CT, DE, ME, MD, MA, MN, MT, ND, RI, SD, VT, WA, and WY.

Eight states have small isolated populations: CO, ID, IA, NE, NV, NH, NJ and UT.

Four states have established but stable populations: IN, KS, WV and IL.

Thirteen states have established and increasing populations: AZ, KY, MI, MS, MO, NM, NY, NC, OH, OR, PA, VA and WI.

Eleven states have large well-established and growing populations: AL, AR, CA, FL, GA, HI, LA, OK, SC, TN and TX.

great online resources about wild hogs, boars and pigs

BigDaddy says there are three (3) websites that can provide plenty of additional and good information:
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension’s wild pig website: http://feralhogs.tamu.edu
National Wild Pig Community of Practice website: www.extension.org/feral_hogs
Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Overton: http://overton.tamu.edu

wider gates may reduce the training time necessary for adult wild pigs to accept the presence of and enter traps.

Which wild hog trap doors work best?

Recent research in Alabama and confirmed in Texas has shown that continuous catch doors (saloon, rooter and swinging door gates) do not continue to catch additional wild pigs once the door is tripped. Therefore, the use of drop (guillotine) gates can be added to the list of effective trap doors or gates. Research in Texas was also being conducted on the width of gate openings. Camera data previously suggested that many adult pigs have an aversion to entering narrower less than 36" W gate openings. However, research findings did not confirm this. Regardless, wider gates may reduce the training time necessary for adult wild pigs to accept the presence of and enter traps.

 Are all traps the same?

Recent research in Georgia has shown that the catch rate in corral traps is 4 times higher than in box traps. Also, boars have exhibited an aversion to entering the smaller box traps. Additional Alabama research found that boars spent an average of 32 minutes per visit to a bait/trap site while sounders spent 70 minutes per visit on average. Also, sounders made twice as many trips to the sites as compared to boars. In Oklahoma, researchers caught more pigs per unit of effort using drop nets as compared to corral traps. They are currently investigate the effectiveness of a “hybrid” trap that combines the attributes of a corral trap and drop net. Regardless, one study showed that 73% of pigs that were trapped and marked were recaptured at a later date. Lastly, one study found that 10 of 12 traps (83%) captured additional pigs within one week of pigs being euthanized in the traps. This suggests that blood left in a trap is not necessarily a deterrent to other pigs.

Competition for habitat .. food supplies .. and lots of crop damages ..

Deer hunting in Texas is annually a $2.2 billion industry.

Wild pigs impact white-tailed deer in 3 ways: 1) they compete ( and often out-compete) deer for native mast (e.g., acorns) as a food supply in the Fall, 2) they compete for supplemental food sources (forages, corn fed as bait for hunting and protein supplements) that are meant for deer. We feed 300 million pounds of shelled corn and at least 120 million pounds of protein annually in TX, with a good portion of that feed going to non-target species such as raccoons and wild pigs. Last Fall, shelled wildlife corn had a retail cost of $20 per 100 pounds (protein costs even more). We are likely making our wild pig population larger by feeding white-tailed deer where they share habitats because of unintended supplement consumption by the pigs. Now, this is Texas and we are not going to stop feeding deer, so we need to exclude feral pigs from deer feeders. The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and TAMU-Kingsville conducted a study in 2009 that showed that feeder pens at heights of 28” and 34” effectively denied wild pig access to supplement without significantly impacting deer access. Cost per circular feeder pen is about $170 for six 16’ panels x 34” and 12 t-posts, and 3) deer don’t tolerate pigs very well and typically vacate the immediate areas when pigs show up at feeder locations/stations.

Wild Hogs, Feral Pigs and Russian Boars habitat preferences ..

Typically, wild pigs will seek out the heaviest cover near water they can find where they are not harassed, then range out from there to feed.

The habitats vary greatly across the range of the feral hog in the United States and even in Texas—from fairly arid regions in south Texas and the trans-Pecos of west Texas all the way to the heavily forested pineywoods and wetlands in eastern Texas. They must have sufficient food, water, cover and living space. If one or more of these requirements are not met, they can be extremely mobile and move to new areas that meet all of their habitat needs.

the severity of the Wild Hog, Feral Pig and Russian Boar Pig problem

At one time, the wild pig issue was strictly considered to be an agricultural and rural issue in Texas. However, over the last decade, wild pigs have increasingly impacted urban/suburban areas of the state, and nation including all the major cities, by damaging greenspaces (i.e., lawns, parks, sports fields) and by increases in vehicular collisions causing damage to vehicles and in some cases humans. More urban Texans and others nationwide e now aware of the issues relative to wild pigs - even in Washington D.C. they're beginning to understand the severity of the problem.

At an Invasive Species Conference held in Washington D.C in 2010, several presentations were made regarding wild pigs and their impacts.

So, efforts are being made to spotlight the issue in not only Texas but also in the other 46 or so states they now inhabit.

Wild Hogs, Feral Pigs and Russian Boars and Wild Pigs

The best story I've ever heard about - says BigDaddy - is in the Bible. Mark 5:1-20 (NIRV)

Jesus Heals a Man Controlled by Demons

5 They went across the Sea of Galilee to the area of the Gerasenes. Jesus got out of the boat. A man with an evil spirit came from the tombs to meet him. The man lived in the tombs. No one could keep him tied up anymore. Not even a chain could hold him. His hands and feet had often been chained. But he tore the chains apart. And he broke the iron cuffs on his ankles. No one was strong enough to control him. Night and day he screamed among the tombs and in the hills. He cut himself with stones. When he saw Jesus a long way off, he ran to him. He fell on his knees in front of him. He shouted at the top of his voice, “Jesus, Son of the Most High God, what do you want with me? Promise before God that you won’t hurt me!” This was because Jesus had said to him, “Come out of this man, you evil spirit!” Then Jesus asked the demon, “What is your name?”

“My name is Legion,” he replied. “There are many of us.” 10 And he begged Jesus again and again not to send them out of the area. 11 A large herd of pigs was feeding on the nearby hillside. 12 The demons begged Jesus, “Send us among the pigs. Let us go into them.” 13 Jesus allowed it. The evil spirits came out of the man and went into the pigs. There were about 2,000 pigs in the herd. The whole herd rushed down the steep bank. They ran into the lake and drowned.

14 Those who were tending the pigs ran off. They told the people in the town and countryside what had happened. The people went out to see for themselves. 15 Then they came to Jesus. They saw the man who had been controlled by many demons. He was sitting there. He was now dressed and thinking clearly. All this made the people afraid. 16 Those who had seen it told them what had happened to the man. They told about the pigs as well. 17 Then the people began to beg Jesus to leave their area. 18 Jesus was getting into the boat. The man who had been controlled by demons begged to go with him. 19 Jesus did not let him. He said, “Go home to your family. Tell them how much the Lord has done for you. Tell them how kind he has been to you.” 20 So the man went away. In the area known as the Ten Cities, he began to tell how much Jesus had done for him.

And all the people were amazed.

Wild Hogs, Ferel Pigs and Russian Boars and Wild Pigs

Approximately 15 diseases can be carried by wild pigs. However, swine brucellosis and pseudorabies are two examples of diseases of concern. Recently while testing wild pigs for brucellosis, researchers at Texas Tech documented the presence of tularemia in a large number of hogs tested. Tularemia can be transmitted to other animals and humans, Pseudo can be transmitted to other animals and swine brucellosis can be contracted by humans. Our recommendation is whenever you are field dressing hogs, use proper precautions (latex gloves and eyewear).

Obviously, the biggest threat is disease transmission to domestic swine herds.

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service surveyed landowners in the Spring of 2011 to determine how many pigs they removed by all legal means

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service surveyed landowners in the Spring of 2011 to determine how many pigs they removed by all legal means from the Texas landscape in 2010. A total of 697 survey respondents controlling 1.8 million acres from 137 Texas counties removed 36,646 pigs in 2010. Trapping represented 57% of the total and shooting 35%. Dogs removed 6% of the total and snares removed just 2%. Of the “shooting” category, only 11% of the total pigs removed were taken by hunters. Based on this survey, we estimate 753,646 wild pigs are removed each year. We also know that from 2004- 2009, 461,000 hogs were federally inspected prior to slaughter at TX processing plants. These pigs were generally trapped then sold to buying stations. However, this is only a percentage of the pigs kept for home use or taken by hunters. Several studies suggest that annual hunter harvest averages 24% of the population–but these data are also lacking. It takes between 50% and 70% of a population to be controlled annually just to hold the numbers stable from one year to the next (Our population model suggested 66% had to be removed to hold the population stable).

Therefore, recreational hunting alone cannot keep a population in check.
 

Where are the worst damage problems from Wild Hogs, Russian Boars and Wild Pigs

Anywhere we have wild pig populations we seem to have problems.

From an agriculture standpoint, cropland damage results in higher economic impact than rangelands or pasturelands.

More recently, damage to greenscapes in urban and suburban settings have resulted in considerable economic impacts as well.

professional Wild Hog, Feral Pig and Wild Boar eradication companies

We have no way to track these companies.

BigDaddy says the best way to find individuals and companies that offer Wild Hog, Feral Pig and Wild Boar eradication and control services in your state is to do some internet searches.

Those that trap pigs usually retain the right to them market them to a buying station for processing or sell males (boars and barrows) to hunting preserves. Several helicopter services offering aerial hunting for wild pigs are also operating in Texas.

census about Wild Hogs, Feral Pigs and Russian Boars and Wild Pigs populations

No, there are guesstimates of from 4 to 8 million but researchers are working on finding better methods to estimate populations by state so we can gain a better handle on the total U.S. population. Anything you read in print right now on total U.S. populations is a pure guesstimate that is not based on scientific data.

Our research work resulted in an estimated Texas population of about 2.6 million animals as of 2011.

estimated annual dollar amount of destruction caused by wild pigs Wild Hogs, Feral Pigs and Russian Boars

Some reports place the total damage figure as high as $1.5 billion in the U.S. annually.

That is based on a damage estimate of approximately
 $200 damage per wild pig hog per year and the pig population of 6 million animals. However, if the population estimates (guesstimates) are wrong– so is the total damage estimate. Again, that assumes that all pigs cause the same amount of damage, which is untrue based on their size as well as where they live (e.g., 25 pounder vs. a 250 pounder; lower value rangeland vs. higher value cropland).

population of Wild Hogs, Feral Pigs and Russian Boars and Wild Pigs in the USA

We do not have estimates based on scientific data for the entire U.S, we have guesstimates. Most experts would agree that it is somewhere between 4 million and 8 million animals but this estimate is not based on good data. There is a real need to conduct surveys to establish baseline population data. In Texas at least, these data do exist from 8 studies and thru the use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) an estimate has been made at 2.6 million head. We are also getting a handle on the Texas wild pig population rate of population growth. Based on recent studies, we estimate that annual population growth in Texas is approximately 18-21%. At that rate (if left unchecked), the population would take about 5 years to double in size. However, collectively we are doing everything in our power to make sure the population is not left unchecked.

The Range of Wild Pigs Today

  • Wild pigs have been reported in at least 45 states
  • Populations now exist as far north as Michigan, North Dakota, and Oregon
  • Range expansion over the last 20 years is mostly a result of illegal translocation of pigs by humans

Swine Flu from wild pigs

The disease originally was nicknamed swine flu because the virus that causes the disease originally jumped to humans from the live pigs in which it evolved. The virus is a "reassortant" --  a mix of genes from swine, bird, and human flu viruses. Scientists are still arguing about what the virus should be called, but most people know it as the H1N1 swine flu virus.

The swine flu viruses that usually spread among pigs aren't the same as human flu viruses. Swine flu doesn't often infect people, and the rare human cases that have occurred in the past have mainly affected people who had direct contact with pigs. But the current "swine flu" outbreak is different.

It's caused by a new swine flu virus that has changed in ways that allow it to spread from person to person --  among people who haven't had any contact with pigs.

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YES .. we offer more types and more styles of deer hunting blind and stand windows than anyone online. Aluminum frame units with marine glazing ( Glass ) .. Vinyl deerblind windows .. plastic quiet slider window track that you can use with plexiglass or lexan acrylic components, No Rattle Track .. whatever your needs for deer blind windows - Think HuntSports.

You can order direct from HuntSports and discuss your needs with BigDaddy himself  @ (719) 531-0961

 

 

You can order direct from Hunt Sports and even discuss your needs with BigDaddy himself ..

Yes .. most likely along with a lot of the resellers  .. cause Bigdaddy doesn't attend the shows as much as he used to .. Hunting Expos, Monster Buck Classics, Nebraska Buck & Bird Classic, Deer & Turkey Expo, Backwoods Hunting & Fishing Expo, Great Outdoors Expo, Rick & Bubba Outdoor Expo, Georgia Outdoor Blast, TTHA Hunters Extravaganza, Texas Trophy Hunt Shows, Mississippi Wildlife Extravaganza, TTHA Extravaganza Shows .. and the like.

You can order direct from HuntSports and discuss your needs with BigDaddy

deer blind window concerns

BigDaddy says the two biggest concerns and questions related to deerblind replacement windows are:

 Inside vs Outside Mounting .. and Clear or Grey Glass.

These questions are easily cleared up with BigDaddy's Deer Blind Question and Answer PDF .. free for the asking at Info@HuntSports.com
 

rough opening for new deer stand and deer blind windows

We recommend cutting the window opening 1/8” larger on the height and 1/8” larger on the width for each desired window size. EXAMPLE: For a 24” x 11 1/2” horizontal type slider window, outside or inside mounted, we recommend rough opening of 24 1/8” x 11 5/8” ... We can custom build for pre-existing blind and your old rough opening maesurements.

All we need is the inside dimensions of your rough opening - Length and Width.

 

Deer blind slider replacement windows

The Slider window is a horizontally mounted twin sash ( Double Sliding Sashes ) sliding window. Both window sashes give you the option of opening either end or lifting both sashes out.

  .. giving you access to the entire opening.

Quality & Service Products .. fast order fulfillment ..

Quality & Service Products .. fast order fulfillment ..

A combination you don’t find often. Online ordering your deer blind replacement windows and doors is a snap at HuntSports .. and getting them shipped out in a week or so is what many call fantastic service.

The biggest question seems to be .. inside or outside mounting.

for many years of comfort and use. GREAT INVESTMENT ..

Our customers are saying that we have the best deerblind windows available for retrofitting to your old blinds and stands. Aluminum frames and real glass .. for many years of comfort and use. GREAT INVESTMENT!!  Hunters are so happy with their deer blind replacement windows ... they now look forward to the cold weather.

You can order direct from HuntSports and discuss your needs with BigDaddy @ (719) 531-0961

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Of course .. BigDaddy at www.HuntSports.com is the best place to buy.

The Blynd will show up at your doorstep .. and you can save the "sales taxes"  .. The best order fulfillment rate for this type of product in the industry. You will always get top notch customer product support .. and years of "partnership quality service" .. FIVE STARS!! .. the bottom line is that "TheBlynd" is known by many of our clients as the working man’s hunting blynd .. every member of the manufacturing team goes above and beyond to produce a durable, affordable, top notch hunting product that is recognized in our industry as the working man's best hunting investment ... next to a quality rifle or bow .. and good optics ..

a most reliable and comfortable deer hunting relaxation station.

 

 

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The unit is physically built tough .. I have known of many units that have survived numerous storms  .. It's easy to breakdown and move and light weight so it doesn't take an army or special equipment to move it around.

Fulfillment is unbelievably fast!

 

The Blynd as a portable deer hunting stand ..

Most definitely - BigDaddy has personal experience with The Blynd for over 30 years .. and has explored all avenues of trophy whitetail hunting ..

BigDaddy says "one size" does not fit all.

We actually sell trailer plans and How To Plans etc.

Top selling Deer Hunting Blinds

I have personal experience with "The Blynd" for about 32 years .. and it's the best-selling blind in our inventory for amny reasons - as i always tell hunters -

"it's a great entry level blind" for guys and gals who have never owned an elevated hunting blind.

the best value in deer hunting blinds ..

The Blynd is one of the best values in the deer hunting blind industry today .. a staple within our product line offering at HuntSports. Some features, advantages and benefits OUT WEIGH OTHERS THOUGH .. so if you need help understanding the long term value of steps / stairs with hand railings, no-slip treads, entry platforms etc. just contact BigDaddy at HuntSports anytime to talk shop about hunting blinds and best values .. a wise investment means ..

"one size" does not fit all. We even sell the Big and Tall Man Blinds.

A good question asked by many trophy hunters

A good question asked by many trophy hunters - adequately camouflaging oneself and taking appropriate measures to reduce your scent is important. In order to minimize any interior blynd noise I recommend installing carpet squares, the commercial type with a heavy rubber backing, The University of Georgia in Athens did a study of deer vision back in 1992. They discovered several interesting facts. For example, they found that deer are essentially red-green color blind. That does not mean that they can’t see those colors, but they do perceive them differently.  The researchers suggested that hunters wearing red, green or orange would be perceived equally, but that hunters wearing blue might more readily be detected. They also discovered that deer have a high sensitivity (good vision) to UV light in the short wavelengths which is where UV brighteners and dyes sometimes used in camouflage clothing are active. So, they can see some things that humans can’t. BigDaddy's Best Solution has always been to install "shade cloth" over the windows - you can see out just fine .. but deer cannot se in.

We also sell the "one-way" window film, the type used in storefronts and advertising graphics - I have used it and had deer walk right by my blind .. stop and look .. stare .. but not see us inside at all.

Honestly, The Blynd is pretty indestructible

Honestly, The Blynd is pretty indestructible. 99% of the time, you can reassemble it. Typically, it will pop at the seams where it is screwed together. To repair it, pick a spot near the original hole and use the screws and clips to put it back together. If you end up with a tear in the plastic, silicone can be used to patch it. 

If the panels get twisted as the result of a fall, most of the time you can return them to their original shape by warming them in the sun.

Parts damaged due to a manufacturing defect will be replaced at no charge.

Yes, if some part of The Blynd has been damaged, we can provide a replacement. If it is not damage under warranty, contact us at Info@HuntSports.com for a quote on the replacement parts.

Parts damaged due to a manufacturing defect will be replaced at no charge.

1/2" wood flooring in The Blynd

Preventing Floor Damage - To prevent moisture from rotting the floor of The Blynd, you need to keep it off the ground. If you are not using one of our towers, we recommend using wood posts, railroad ties, or a wood pallet under The Blynd. Your new Blynd comes with a  ½” plywood floor and we recommend that you treat it by painting with an oil-based exterior paint or water sealer prior to assembly to extend its life.

You can also lag bolt The Blynd to these to prevent it from blowing over in a high wind - and we also sell a 1' H base unit too

Issues with snow loads in cold and snowy climates

Preventing Roof Damage -- The roof is not designed to withstand the weight of a heavy snow. In order to prevent it from collapsing, a temporary "T brace" made out of 2x4's should work on the 4x4 model of The Blynd.

For the 4x8 model, we recommend framing the inside of The Blynd in 2x4s for additional support as maight be needed.

An optional window kit available that allows you to install hinged windows on the inside of The Blynd?

Yes, there are all types of replacement and repair parts available if some part of The Blynd has been damaged.

We can provide a replacement. If it is not damage under warranty, contact us at Info@HuntSports.com for a quote on the replacement parts. Parts damaged due to a manufacturing defect will be replaced at no charge.

special window care tips for TheBlynd

Other Window Care Tips for our Blynd include - standard windows slide back and forth in an aluminum track. In very windy conditions, the windows have a tendency to "walk" in the track and may even blow out. You can do several things to prevent this from happening: From the inside of The Blynd and with the windows closed, drill a small hole on each side of the window opening and then insert a small nail or screw in each hole to act as "stops". If you purchased The Blynd in the period since 2000, you can use the off season window inserts that came with it.

If you bought The Blynd prior to the year 2000, you can purchase off-season inserts from us.

As another option the window conversion kit that allows you to install a new set of windows on the inside of your Blynd.

The materials used in the manufacture of The Blynd include a UV stabilizer to prevent weather deterioration, and the polyethylene is rated to withstand temperatures ranging from -60 degrees to +150 degrees F. - this covers most hunting regions in the USA. There are some things that customers can do to preserve Their "Blynd" .. and these include: Preventing Window Freezing - customers hunting in icy or snowy conditions have sometimes had the windows freeze in the aluminum track. We recommend keeping some anti-freeze handy to melt the ice if this happens. You can also drill some small "weep-holes" in the window track to allow water to drain out, so it doesn’t remain in the track and freeze.

As another option, we have a window conversion kit that allows you to install a new set of windows on the inside of The Blynd.

One option is to screw the doors shut to keep "unwanted guests" out .. they don't normally carry tools?

With the new "Blynd" door system, you can lock your Blynd / Blind - and if you purchased your blind prior to 2003 .. you can get a door conversion kit to change from the double door system to a single, lockable one. Otherwise, the older sliding double door system requires some modification in order to lock it.

One option is to screw the doors shut to keep unwanted guests like illegal aliens out .. they don't normally carry tools? 

BigDaddy recommends Rust-Oleum Camouflage Spray or Krylon Camouflage Paints with Fusion For all Plastics.

Yes. However, the quality of the paint pigment will not penetrate the UV plastic. As a result, if you decide to "camo" The Blynd, expect to re-do it at some point in the future.

BigDaddy recommends using Rust-Oleum 1917830 Camouflage Spray, Khaki, Coyote Brown, Spray Paint, Rust-Oleum 1918830 Camouflage Spray, Earth Brown, 1919830 Camouflage Spray, Deep Forest Green, or the Krylon K04291000 Camouflage Paints - With Fusion For Plastic. 

small holes around the door and windows that let in air to keep the inside of The Blynd more comfortable

No. There are small holes around the door and windows that let in air to keep the inside of The Blynd more comfortable. As a result, you may want to use scent control products and possibly bug repellents. If you have a yellow jacket or wasp problem, we recommend sprinkling or spraying bug spray or pesticide under a rug on the floor and maybe hanging a No Pest fly strip inside your Blynd. If you want, you could always use silicone to close all gaps. 

 

What is the best type of heater for my Deer hunting Blynd to keep warm and hunt in comfort ..

Small propane "buddy-heater" or Coleman SportCat™ or Portable Catalytic Heaters

like the Coleman BlackCat - these smaller and lighter portable catalytic heaters will put out plenty of BTU's, they are compact, lightweight and portable - but I leave mine in the stand all year round.

What is the best deerblind heater system

No they are not. Both black and brown models will draw heat on a sunny day, Some customers in

colder hunting zones have used a small propane "buddy-heater" or Coleman SportCat™ or Portable Catalytic Heater like the Coleman BlackCat.

 

"The Blynd" .. real facts about units purchased in the early 1980's.

With minimal maintenance, it should last a very long time.

We have customers who are still using "The Blynd" that were purchased in the early 1980's. In fact, you can see the display Blynd that has set since 1984. The bottom line .. it will last long enough for you to see those young hunters enjoy and grow up - then you can pass it on in your will.

The manufacturer will replace any part that fails due to faulty materials and/or workman

We offer the limited lifetime warranty on all The Blynd hunting blinds

and related products that HuntSports sells. The manufacturer will replace any part that fails due to faulty materials and/or workmanship. The warranty does not cover improper use or weather-related damages .. we call Acts of God! 

Deer Hunting Blinds, The-Blynd, and Other Elevated and Tower Blynd Facts

Honestly, "TheBlynd" is pretty indestructible

..  and 99% of the time, you can reassemble it, even if blown down in high winds. Typically, it will pop at the seams where it is screwed together. To repair it, pick a spot near the original hole and use the screws and clips to put it back together and you can use silicone to patch it - but always use quality "anchoring tie-down" kits for safety. 

Deer Hunting Blinds, The-Blynd, and Other Elevated and Tower Blynd Facts

The Blynd has been in production since the early 1980's

 ... that's 30+ Years - and these units have withstood nature, and rough hunters. You can still get replacement parts for your old Blynd even after all these years. It's easy to breakdown and move, light weight and as durable as any on the market - and A Great Buy!

Deer Hunting Blinds, The-Blynd, and Other Elevated and Tower Blynd Facts

The Blynd has been in production since the early 1980's - thats 30+ Years - and these units can withstand storms and hunts .. and you can still get replacement parts for the Blynd even after 30 years.

Are there methods of communication between wild pigs with each other and how loud is their squeal.

Squeals can serve as a means of communicating between sows and young .. and as a warning between wild pigs competing over a food source .. or as a danger warning to other pigs - BigDaddy says the "best squeal" is that of a dying wild hog! Nothing else quite like it!

Most other wildlife species don’t associate with Wild Hogs, Feral Pigs and Russian Boars and Wild Pigs

Most other wildlife species don’t associate with Wild Hogs, Feral Pigs and Russian Boars and Wild Pigs .. The less mobile (lizards, toads, snakes) may end up being their next meal, while others like the white-tailed deer typically vacate the immediate premises when wild pigs show up - just another good reason for deer hunters to eradicate them! They can be competitors with native species for certain food supplies such as acorns and limit the availability of those food sources for less aggressive native species.

Is it true that they use of mud as sun screen and to keep them cool - Does the mud help them with anything else?

Wild Hogs, Feral Pigs and Russian Boars and Wild Pigs - all have no functioning sweat glands and therefore they can be sensitive to high temperatures - and we all know how hot it gets in Texas!! During hot weather, they typically are associated more with cool shady places with water sources and tend to confine their movements at night when temperatures cool down ( a bit ) .. they are using mud wallows to cool off in order to remain comfortable.

Is there any use for bones, tusks or hair in brushes, jewelry, leathers, etc.

Maybe only on the world's marketplace - EBAY! 

Their meat is consumed by humans. In fact, from 2004-2009, some 461,000 wild pigs captured in Texas were federally inspected and commercially processed for human consumption in the U.S., Europe and Asia.
 

None of these should be confused with the javelina ( peccary ) a native pig-like mammal found in the American southwest

All are descendants of a common ancestor-the Eurasian wild boar. The term Wild boar is typically used to describe Eurasian wild boar( or called The Russian Boar )  from Europe or Asia. Feral hogs are those that originated from domestic breeds but may be the result of a few or many, many generations in the wild. In the U.S., the best descriptor is probably to refer to them simply as wild pigs. Regardless, the Eurasians and domestics gone feral are largely the same species and therefore will interbreed with no problems resulting in all sorts of “hybrids” between the two groups.

None of these should be confused with the javelina ( peccary ) a native pig-like mammal found in the American southwest that is not even closely related to wild boars/wild pigs/feral hogs. 

Things were fine until about a year ago .. remarks many people with wild hog issues in residential neighborhoods?

An old Texas saying - There are but 2 kinds of landowners in Texas: Those with wild hogs and those that are about to have wild hogs .. 

Wild hogs, pigs and boars have steadily increased their range by moving northward and westward over the past 25 years .. from being a rural land / agriculture issue .. to an urban and suburban issue. Why the population explosion over this time? Several reasons -  1) Indiscriminant stocking to new habitats by landowners and hunters facilitated rapid increase—pigs cannot fly but they can be trailered and released. This was done regularly (–DESPITE BEING ILLEGAL) in the 1970’s thru the 1990’s—and the stockings were very successful at re-establishing wild pig populations across the state. 2) Supplementing non-migratory wildlife (deer, turkeys quail etc.) is legal in the state of Texas. For example, an estimated 300 million pounds of shelled corn are fed to deer annually in Texas, along with at least 120,000 million pounds of “protein pellets”. However, non-target species (e.g., wild pigs, raccoons) get their fair share of these supplements. As a result, the sows that are on this higher nutritional plane because of their access to the unintended supplement allows sows to undergo “flushing” : produce more eggs, have larger litters and have more pigs in their litters survive.

Diesel gas on the ground may create an environmental hazard.

Please Make Note - BigDaddy at HuntSports does not like wild hogs .. BUT we do not advocate the use of diesel fuel on corn to encourage use by wild pigs. And the use by non target species such as deer or raccoons can have a very negative impact, and because we do not know the full impact of diesel fuel ingestion by the wild pigs themselves .. some of which may be destined and harvested by fellow hunters for human consumption. Furthermore, the pouring or contact of diesel gas on the ground may create an environmental hazard.
 

One size does not fit all when it comes to wild hog and boar baits.

One size does not fit all when it comes to wild hog and boar baits. However, research suggests that wild pigs are attracted to baits that have a sweet pungent odor, such as strawberry or berry flavorings. Hence, you will see several commercial “pig baits” that contain some type of strawberry flavoring based on this research - see our Boar-Masters Products. Many baits will and have worked and landowners are encouraged to vary baits among traps to find out what wild hogs find most attractive at a particular location or during a particular season. However, the more abundant the food supply, the more difficult it is to attract pigs to these baits. Shelled corn is often used, but landowners have also been successful by fermenting corn, milo, rice, oats, etc. to increase the odor attraction. Overripe fruit and vegetables have also been used successfully. Others have used maple syrup on corn. Some recent research in the southeast has indicated that while catch rates were no different between shelled corn and soured corn, although we do know from experience that non-target species (e.g., raccoons, deer, crows) use of shelled corn will be much higher than a soured grain product. Please note: BigDaddy says .. try anything and everything - get rid of the hogs!

They tear them up or lift them up off the ground to gain access

Wild pigs can do a great deal of damage to net wire fences which are generally used to confine sheep and goats. They tear them up or lift them up off the ground to gain access and therefore leave “holes” that sheep and goats can pass through.
 

a pregnant sow will leave the herd group in order to farrow

Within a few days of giving birth, a pregnant sow will leave the herd group in order to farrow. They may remain apart for 2 to 4 weeks then rejoin the old herd group. Piglets have been observed actively feeding on solid food (e.g., shelled corn) at only 2 weeks of age! The sows really don’t “abandon” their litter over time. A “sounder” is a family group of pigs made up of sows (typically related via about 3 generations) and their piglets. Pigs are completely weaned by about 3 months of age, although they have been observed eating solid food (e.g., corn) at as young as 2 weeks of age. About 80% of the yearling females remain with the sounder and the rest disperse. Young males disperse from the sounder at about 16 to 18 months of age. There is some research that supports the idea that sounders can become territorial– but not the individual pigs.

I've heard stories of guys trapping a sow in heat to attract wild boars. A smart idea!

If you see a large wild pig traveling alone .. BigDaddy says .. 101 times out of 100 it is a big old boar. The mature boars become more solitary, or sometimes travel with a small number of other large boars. They only join up with sounders when a sow comes into heat .. and I've heard stories of guys trapping a sow in heat to attract wild boars. A smart idea! 

Longleaf pine seedlings seem to be especially vulnerable to wild pigs.

The most sensitive environmental areas wild pigs damage are wetland areas and they can alter the vegetative community present. They compete with native wildlife for hard mast (e.g., acorns from oak trees). Their rooting can accelerate leaf litter decomposition causing the loss of nutrients which can impact seedling survival of trees. Their rooting behavior can damage seedling tree growth and survival. Longleaf pine seedlings seem to be especially vulnerable to wild pigs. Research suggests that the pigs may actually root up seedlings of various tree species and chew the root system to obtain nutrients. They rub against individual trees (pines) that are capable of producing a lot of rosin presumably as they rub to remove ectoparasites on their skin and the rubbing of selected pine trees has resulted in girdling of some mature trees which can eventually kill the tree.

A 2011-12 telemetry study of adult female wild feral pigs with sounders done in east Texas

Wild pigs are creatures of habit and will use the same bedding and resting areas and feeding and watering areas as long as the food sources remain available. However, they are capable of moving great distances to find food. Human disturbance and hunting pressure will make them alter their patterns. They do have some affinity to their “home range” which can vary from a few hundred acres to several thousand acres based on food availability and pressure. A 2011-12 telemetry study of adult female wild feral pigs with sounders done in east Texas resulted in home range estimates of approximately 2 square miles, or 1,100 acres.
 

Some reports estimate total damage in the U.S. may be $1.5 billion annually

A 2004 survey conducted by Texas A&M Agri-Life Extension Service placed annual damage to agriculture in Texas alone at $ 52 million with an additional $7 million spent by landowners to attempt to control the wild pigs and/or correct the damage. This is indeed a very conservative estimate. Other researchers suggest that damage per wild hog per year averages $200, but the problem there is that the assumption is made that a 40 pound pig causes as much damage as a 300 pound wild pig - which is unlikely. The total pig population in Texas has been estimated recently ( in 2011) at 2.6 million. However, estimates for the United States population as a whole are non-existent but “guesstimates” place that number between 4 million and 8 million wild animals. Some reports estimate total damage in the U.S. may be $1.5 billion annually. However, these damage estimates are in part based on population estimates, but again, a figure we don’t have a good handle on nationwide.
 

Are Wild Hogs and Boars Very Intelligent - they seem so stupid!

Wild pigs are one of the most intelligent species (exotic or native) found in the United States. They learn to avoid danger very quickly and half-hearted attempts to control them just make them less susceptible to future control efforts. They respond to human pressure via avoidance.

We've all heard the stories about big old boars and wild feral pigs

The real Question? -  How hard are they to kill with what?

Most archery and bow hunting enthusiats will attempt to shoot wild hogs / pigs in the heart or lung region immediately behind the shoulder from broadside or at a slightly quartering away angle. Hunters using firearms are advised to shoot the pigs in the neck or in the vitals - heart, lung region and the preferred rifles for pigs are 25 to 30 caliber. Regardless of the caliber or weapon, shot placement is essential for a clean and ethical kill. Archers typically limit their shots to 25-30 yards to help ensure a clean kill. - REMEMBER - the only good hog is on the BBQ Pit! 

Wild hogs and boars can simply lie down and sleep on their sides

Wild Hogs, Ferel Pigs and Russian Boars and Wild Pigs can simply lie down and sleep, usually on their sides. They will actually construct  bedding nests that they use for sleeping as well as farrowing. Some are very simple depressions and others can be quite elaborate. Oftentimes, they simply seek out thick underbrush for security or root into a brush pile or downed tree top for security. In the hot months, they will often lie in mud near a water pond or stock tank and  seek deep shade as much as possible because they lack swet glands.

Answers about Wild Hogs, Feral Pigs and Russian Boars

Wild pigs, Wild Hogs, Feral Pigs and Russian Boars can run up to 30 mph. They can jump over fences less than 3 feet high and have been documented to climb out of pig traps with walls 5 to 6 feet high. Therefore, traps with 90 degree corners must be covered on the top corners because the pigs tend to pile up in that corner and literally climb over each other and get enough leverage for them to go over the top. Either use a 5 foot high trap with no corners such as a circular or tear-drop shaped design or be sure to cover the corners and top of the trap.

Frequently Asked Questions about Wild Hogs, Feral Pigs and Russian Boars

Wild pigs can run up to 30 mph .. and usually head for the nearest heavy cover. 

Wild Hogs, Feral Pigs and Russian Boars and Wild Pig Info from HuntSports

Most likely, a human would be subject to an infection just as you would from suffering any deep cut or abrasion from any unclean surface.

Given a choice, wild hogs usually flee rather than fight.

Just look around online and you'll find ample documentation of wild hogs and human encounters. However, the likelihood of a human being impacted by a hog / vehicle collision or disease risk - while still low is greater than an actual physical attack by a wild hog or boar. Where the rare wild hog attacks occur, it is usually during a hunting scenario where dogs are used to bay or corner a pig. Occasionally, hunters might walk between a sow and her litter and the sow reacts to protect her young. Totally unprovoked attacks outside of these two scenarios are rare. Given a choice, wild hogs usually flee rather than fight. 

Wild Hogs are capable of sensing some odors 5 to 7 miles away

Wild pigs are opportunistic omnivores - this simply means they feed on plant and animal matter in addition to being scavengers. They are largely indiscriminant in their feeding habits and eat both almost anything - approximately 75% to 85% of their diet is believed to be composed of vegetation such as crops where available and about 10% animal matter. Small pigs may eat approximately 5% of their body weight daily and larger wild feral hogs and pigs an estimated 3 % of body weight.
 

light from the "sky" is not unnatural .. think about it?

BigDaddy's Philosophy On Lights is simple - they need to be "elevated" above a feeding or shooting area for best results - regardless of color.  WHY? .. hogs are very "wary animals" and light from the "sky" is not unnatural .. think about it?

BigDaddy recommends RED or Infrared Light as best.

BigDaddy has probably been making LED hog hunting feeder lights longer than anyone except Karl over at Ultramatic - Red, Green, White, Amber or White Light? .. The advantage of a red light is that you will be able to light up a wider variety of areas and animals without spooking, or allowing them to get more relaxed in that lighted area. I'm not a scientist - But A Hunter. You can read all you want about animals not seeing red light and this animal not seeing green light, the truth is they all see light! It is true that a hog, because of its visual spectrum, will not see the color red or green and that the same holds true for coyotes not being able to recognize the color red.

BigDaddy's Philosophy On Lights is simple - they need to be "elevated" above a feeding or shooting area for best results - regardless of color. The visible spectrum of light is the portion of the spectrum that is visible to animals, called visible light or simply light - BigDaddy recommends RED or Infrared Light as best.

Wild Hogs, Feral Pigs and Russian Boars and Wild Pigs

The wild pig’s sense of smell is well developed and is much better than both their eyesight and hearing - they rely strongly on their sense of smell to detect danger and search out food. They are capable of sensing some odors up to seven (7) miles away and may be able to detect odors as much as 25 feet underground! Appealing to this tremendous sense of smell - fermented or scented baits can provide additional attraction to make them more vulnerable to trapping and shooting.
 

Questions and Answers - about Wild Hogs, Feral Pigs and Russian Boars and Wild Pigs

Wild Hogs have extremely strong jaws to crack open hard-shelled nuts such as hickory nuts and pecans. Oftentimes they predate upon or scavenge dead animal carcasses, they can easily break bones and often consume the entire carcass bones and all - leaving little if any sign behind.
 

Wild boar or wild pig (Sus scrofa) is a species of the pig genus Sus, part of the biological family Suidae. The species includes many subspecies.

Weights depend on genetic background and food availability. Generally, the wild Big Boars can reach larger weights than females but this is not a hard and fast rule. Average weights vary but run 200 pounds for adult males and 175 pounds for adult females. A 300 pound feral hog is a large wild pig. The unusually large weights of 500-Plus pounds that you hear about occasionally reported in the media are very rare.
 

Biologists say it doesn’t matter how many pigs we have as much as how many we kill. We need to kill lots of them.

Wild pigs are mostly nocturnal and rarely seen in the open during daylight. More readily seen is the damage they cause to farms, lawns and golf courses.- BigDaddy recommends night hunting Feeder-Lights, traps and any other method that works!

Hunting can be a significant mortality factor in some regions but generally is not enough to offset population growth

Mortality rates vary greatly and impact the very young and the very old primarily. Predation is not a big issue once they reach about 10 to 15 pounds. Hunting can be a significant mortality factor in some regions but generally is not enough to offset population growth. Average lifespan is probably between 4 and 8 years of age according to The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service which surveyed landowners in 2011 to determine an estimate of how many wild pigs are removed from the Texas landscape each year.

Wild Hogs, Feral Pigs and Russian Boars and Wild Pigs - Wild boar or wild pig (Sus scrofa) is a species of the pig genus Sus, part of the biological family Suidae. The species includes many subspecies.

The wild pig is the most prolific large mammal on the face of the Earth - Sows have approximately 1.5 litters per year. Young females do not typically have their first litter until they are 13+ months of age, even though they can be sexually mature at 6 to 8 months of age or even earlier in some cases.

Frequently Asked Questions about Wild Hogs, Feral Pigs and Russian Boars and Wild Pigs - Wild boar or wild pig (Sus scrofa) is a species of the pig genus Sus, part of the biological family Suidae. The species includes many subspecies. It is the wild ancestor of the domestic pig,

The wild pig is the most prolific large mammal on the face of the Earth ... many hunters think they are born pregnant .. The average is between 5 and 6 pigs per litter.