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Design of the Blind and Being Scent Free

Image of Ken Gringrich, founder of Gingrich Hunting Blinds and author of "The Ultimate Choice"

We have (15) models of blinds and our blinds are custom built. Prices start at $785.00 to $1,985.00. Sizes are 4’x 4’, 4’x5’, 5’x5’, 6’x6’ & 7’x7’. You can choose a full 6’ high door or a half door which will give you (4) windows ranging from 48” – 60” wide on our tower blinds. You can choose a window of 12”, 24” or 32” high archery window. You can also choose a ground blind with the same options. The ground blinds you can assemble them in less them 15 minutes. They are built on skids that you can move them around with an ATV or disassemble to move. Windows slide sideways and are noise free. You can take them out during the warm weather and use your venetian blinds or curtains.

When all of the windows are closed in the blind, your scent is locked in. If you have the venetian blinds or curtains you can make your blind dark & no deer will see your movement. Only one deer snorted at me and ran off when I was hunting in my blind, in the last three years. I recommend for you to wear black clothes over the camouflage.

I would like to explain the design of this blind. Out of all the North American big game the white tail deer is the most challenging species to hunt. I was fortunate to harvest all of the North American big game several times, and almost all of the African species including the big five. I have been a guide for over 40 years. Guiding and hunting for my own pleasure, I spend 4 months of a year in the wilderness.

I started to hunt the whitetail deer at the age of fourteen and have hunted them for sixty years. When I retired I concentrated on hunting the whitetail deer exclusively. I keep a log on the amount of days, and the number of deer that I see each day. On a normal year I will hunt the whitetail over 100 days, in five states. On a average year, I will pass approx. 75 buck a year, and usually only harvest one trophy buck in a season. In my lifetime I spent nearly two years in a tree stand. As I got older I didn’t feel comfortable being 20 feet in the air on a small platform. I knew if I was going to continue hunting the whitetail deer, I had to make a change in my method of hunting.

If I had to hunt from the ground, I knew it was to my advantage to hunt in a blind, if I was going to hunt like this. It was hard to adapt to this method of hunting. After a couple hours in the ground blind looking through holes, I had to get out before I got claustrophobia. Over the next several years, I designed several blinds, making changes to my advantage.

Then I designed a blind, elevated 16 ft. in the air on a tower. Several years later I learned it wasn’t necessary to be 16 ft. in the air. I lowered most of my towers to 8-10 ft. This gave me a advantage of seeing further in the early season when the leaves are still on the trees. I was still building my blinds with lots of small windows. My experience was I was missing a lot of deer movement due to the blind spots between the window areas. Then I designed a blind with 48”-60” wide window openings on all four sides. This gave me an advantage of seeing the movement of the deer. It also gave me an advantage swinging my weapon when a deer is moving at a fast pace.

During the early season these blinds get very warm, I made a window that was removable for an air flow. I don’t like a window in my blind except when it’s cold. I put a heater in my blind. Also, tinted glass is harder to see through during the daylight hours, than it is with the windows removed. With the open window area, I installed venetian blinds that you can regulate to your satisfaction. You can raise and lower them to your advantage, depending what weapon you are using, rifle, compound bow or cross bow. With a couple of turns on your curtain rod you can shut the blind and it will be dark.

When wearing black clothes it is nearly impossible for the deer to pick up your movement. With an office chair you can turn 360 degrees. You can lower and raise the seat if you are hunting with a small child.

I wrote an autobiography of my life, if you are interested in reading it online or purchasing, it is titled “The Ultimate Choice”, by Ken Gingrich.