January 11, 2021
Ameristep Pro Series Extreme View Blind
When chasing critters on the ground from the comfort of a hub-style blind, visibility is paramount. Enter Ameristep’s new-for-2021 ground fort — the Pro Series Extreme View Blind. Fitted with Extreme View one-way, see-through mesh, this five-sided blind gives hunters maximum visibility and dimensions 37 percent larger than standard blinds. A trio of hunters will fit comfortably inside the blind and 12 windows fitted with Silent-Slide covers make shooting with any weapon possible. Boosting hunter concealment is the Black ShadowGuard interior and additional depth that has been added to the rear of the blind. The Pro Series Extreme View is cloaked in Mossy Oak’s Country DNA camo.
MSRP: $199.99; ameristep.com
Primos Double Bull 3 Panel Stakeout Blind w/Mossy Oak New Bottomland & Double Bull Stakeout Blind w/Mossy Oak Greenleaf
Constructed with a trio of one-way see-through walls, Primos’ latest Double Bull incarnation is a three-hub blind with an open-back design. Dubbed the 3 Panel Stakeout, this ground fort provides five shooting windows and was designed to work with horizontal and vertical bows. The blind takes seconds to setup/breakdown and is ideal for the run-and-gunner looking to back into some brush and get serious. This 3 Panel was constructed with bulletproof DB material and features increased height for those toting a chair or stool. The blind is cloaked in Mossy Oak’s new Bottomland camo. Also new is the Stakeout Blind in Mossy Oak Greenleaf. This blind is a two-hub model fitted with three shooting ports and was designed for maximum portability.
MSRP: $174.99/3-Panel, $124.99/2-Panel; primos.com
Summit Dual Axis Hang-On Treestand
From Summit comes the Dual Axis Hang-On. A lightweight aluminum treestand fitted with a seat that locks silently into a pair of positions to give the bowhunter increased comfort and security whether sitting or standing, this hang-on is worth a look. Other notable features include quick-attach straps for rapid installation and a dual-post design, which spreads platform cables and gives the hunter a large 34 x 32-inch platform. The Dual Axis Hang-On fits trees from 8 to 20 inches in diameter and will hold up to 300 pounds.
MSRP: $250; summitstands.com
Tethrd Phantom Starter Kit
Everything you need to hang-and-hunt with ease and stealth, Tethrd’s Phantom Starter Kit comes with the Phantom Saddle, Lineman Belt, Tether and optional Platform. With this kit, you’ll have everything you need to wander public and private tracts looking for that perfect 18-feet up ambush point. Once you find it, this system will have you safely and comfortably up the tree in no time. The saddle fits waist sizes ranging from 28 to 40 inches.
MSRP: $364.97; tethrdnation.com
Alps OutdoorZ Dash Panel Blind
Developed specifically for turkey hunters but ensuring the functionality needed for other game forays, Alps’ Dash Panel Blind is a hybrid ground blind that combines the benefits of traditional pop-up blinds with the mobility and lightweight nature of panel blinds. A trio of panels provide ground-level concealment for up to two hunters, and the free-standing blind’s single-hub means compact on-the-move storage. Silent-Trac windows grace the front panel, and top and bottom window panels allow hunters to independently and silently adjust each window. Ideal for bow and crossbow hunters, the Dash Panel Blind is great for run-and-gun and sit-all-day missions. The blind weighs 5.8 pounds and measure 54 inches tall.
MSRP: $99.99; alpsoutdoorz.com
Hawk Helium HSP Platform
Weighing a mere 1.4-pounds, Hawk’s Helium HSP platform is ultra-easy to mount to the manufacturer’s 20- and 30-foot sticks via a pair of uber-quiet quick-set snap pins. Ideal for the mobile hunter chasing deer on public or private dirt, the platform measures 10” x 6” and has a weight rating of 300 pounds.
MSRP: $49.99; hawkhunting.com
Redneck Buck Palace Platinum 360° 6X6 Blind
Fitting up to three adult hunters or two adults and two children, Redneck’s spacious Buck Palace comes fitted with 46-inch-tall vertical windows, oversized horizontal windows and, of course, a roomy interior. A solid choice for rifle, shotgun, bow and crossbow hunting, this fiberglass body with durable gel-coat finish blind features a closed cell-foam insulated ceiling. Drowning out noise are the acoustical foam-covered walls, and a high-density foam pad underneath the marine-grade carpeted floor further boosts game-spooking sound reduction and insulation.
MSRP: $2,599.99; redneckblinds.com
Aero Hunter Merlin Tree Saddle
The all-new Merlin from Aero Hunter gives saddle lovers maximum comfort in a lightweight mesh saddle. Built with Aero’s loop-inside-a-loop design, a custom fit is guaranteed, and you can reposition the bridge and both leg straps using multiple methods. Three accessory loops on top of the belt allow for the addition of suspenders or attaching other needed in-the-tree gear.
MSRP: $259; aerohunter.us
Summit Viper Pro Climbing Stand
Favored for decades by the climber crowd, Summit’s legendary Viper just got better. The new-for-2021 Viper Pro, via the added QuickDraw Pro cable system, makes tree attachment faster and easier than ever. Another bonus of this innovative cable system are the comfort grips and quick-connect triggers that make cable adjustments uber simple. The added FasTrack system allows treestand goers to add Summit bow hooks and other accessories to the top frame of the stand. The aluminum Viper Pro has a fighting weight of 22 pounds, will attach to trees between 8 and 20 inches in diameter and will hold 300 pounds.
MSRP: $430; summitstands.com