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If you’re a hunter like me who likes to do their homework—a.k.a. figure out where the birds want to be and set out a few decoys—a good turkey blind will come in handy. While there’s nothing wrong with creeping through the woods with just a shotgun and turkey vest, hoping to fire up a deep-woods gobbler, today’s turkey blinds provide second-to-none concealment and are simple to set up and take down. Like any of the best turkey hunting gear, top-tier blinds will stand up to Mother Nature and provide you with season after season of turkey hunting enjoyment.

Ground blinds are excellent for those hunting with a partner or a few kids. Because you’re concealed inside, getting away with more movement is possible. Find one that’s right for you, and you’ll come out of the woods with more fans bobbing over your shoulder.

We’ve spent many hours—and many seasons—in the spring woods to find the best turkey blinds for any hunting style. 

The Best Turkey Blinds

Best Overall: Primos Double Bull SurroundView Double Wide

Best Overall

Specs

  • Weight: 26 pounds
  • Footprint: 60 x 60 in.
  • Height: 70 in.
  • Camo pattern: Primos exclusive Truth camo

Pros

  • No-zip double wide door
  • 180-degree full front windows that are easy to open and close
  • Four one-way see-through walls
  • Black liner included
  • Sun visor for boosted vision
  • Limited lifetime warranty

Cons

  • Heavy
  • Pricier

You can’t beat the durability and simplicity a hub-style blind provides, and this one has reinforced hubs that promise years of no-fail use. Primos has created some excellent ground blind marvels over the years — the Dark Horse, Bullpen, and Double Wide, to name a few. Primos’ latest ground fort, the Double Bull SurroundView Double Wide, has all the features that made the above blinds great: room, durability, functionality, and concealment.

It also provides visibility that’s second-to-none. I’ve yet to find one better. While many blind makers are adding one-way see-through mesh to their makes, Primos pioneered it. It’s fitted with a 300-degree one-way see-through mesh fabric, which provides both maximum visibility and excellent hiding. It’s heavy-duty and doesn’t fade over time. After seasons of use, mine still looks as good as it did the day I bought it.

The window system is dead silent and functional in that when a turkey comes in, he’s not getting away without catching an arrow or some lead in the head. I appreciate how roomy it is, with plenty of space to stretch out while I’m sitting in wait. It’s a fantastic blind choice for the solo turkey hunter wanting to have room to relax and hunt in comfort or those taking kids or filming with buddies. 

Best Budget: Game Winner Bushwacker 2.0 Hub Blind

Best Budget

Specs

  • Weight: 11.6 pounds
  • Footprint: 56 x 56 in.
  • Height: 56 in.
  • Camo pattern: Realtree Edge

Pros

  • Ninja-silent slide windows
  • Durable construction
  • Quick and easy set-up
  • Affordable price tag

Cons

  • Small door makes entry and exits difficult

I’ve wiled away plenty of mornings in a ground blind overlooking a few lifelike turkey decoys in a tedious game of sit and wait. The process can be big-time boring, but it’s always a little less torturous when you’re holed up in a comfy ground blind, like this one from Academy Sports’ brand Game Winner. It is plenty roomy, sets up in less than a minute, and is built to withstand the wind and weather when staked down properly. It also has a price tag that will leave you plenty of cash for turkey hunting ammo

For a budget-priced—and dare we say, cheap—blind, this one is packed with features, including quiet, secure window sliders and a blacked-out interior that reduces interior shadows. It has kept me well hidden, even in bright sunshine. And although the Bushwhacker 2.0 is listed as a single-person blind, it has enough interior space for you and a buddy. 

I can comfortably fit inside the Bushwhacker blind along with a buddy or two. (Photo/Alice Jones Webb)

Bowhunters and shorter hunters will also appreciate the blind’s low-drop corners, which makes it far easier to draw a bead on a close-range bird. (It’s me. I’m short hunters.)

Best Portable: Ameristep Gunner Ground Blind

Best Portable

Specs

  • Weight: 4.5 pounds
  • Footprint: 58 x 56 in.
  • Height: 57 in.
  • Camo pattern: Mossy Oak Break-Up Country

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Budget-priced
  • Super portable

Cons

  • Flimsy pop-up design

There’s no denying that spring steel pop-up blinds are super convenient, but setting them up (and even worse, taking them down) sometimes requires what feels like an acrobatics routine. This doghouse-style blind from Ameristep is the exception. I’ve found it to be ultra-lightweight and easy to carry. Thanks to the included strapped bag, you can just backpack it in.

Once I get to the perfect spot, the Gunner pops up almost automatically with minimal noise—all I have to do is remove it from the bag. When the hunt is over, it packs back up with a few twisting folds. No acrobatics required on my part.

The outer shell is made of tough Durashell Plus fabric with a matte finish that reduces glare. It also features an interior layer of Shadow Guard to eliminate silhouettes, which kept me well hidden from keen turkey eyes. 

Best Ground: Ameristep Pro Series Extreme View Hub Blind 

Best Ground

Specs

  • Footprint: 56 x 56 in.
  • Height: 70 in.
  • Camo pattern: Mossy Oak Country DNA

Pros

  • Silent Slide windows
  • One-way see-through fabric
  • Five-sided shape increases space
  • Excellent protection from wind & elements
  • 12 window openings

Cons

  • Good luck finding one

Sitting and waiting in a blind is one of the best ways for the bowhunter to bag a bird. To make the hours a little more enjoyable and comfortable, you’ll want a quality turkey chair or padded seat (which is where one of the best turkey vests comes into play) and, more importantly, a blind with plenty of room to move around.

For the sit-and-wait bowhunter, this pentagon-shaped Ameristep hunting blind is a roomy, easy-to-deploy ground blind that can withstand the wind and elements when staked down and tied off properly. It provides plenty of room, a Black ShadowGuard blanket that eliminates inside-the-blind shadows and silhouettes, and a one-way see-through mesh that means you won’t be looking at the same section of landscape for hours.

Additional depth added to the ground blind’s rear allows you to draw in total stealth, and, when a bird does commit, the 12 windows on Silent Slide are quiet and sized right. That old Tom won’t stand a chance.

Best for Bowhunting: Alps Outdoorz Deception Pop-Up Blind

Best for Bowhunting

Specs

  • Weight: 8 pounds
  • Footprint: 48 x 44 in.
  • Height: 46 in.
  • Camo pattern: Mossy Oak Obsession; Mossy Oak Bottomland

Pros

  • Low profile
  • Strong and flexible
  • 270-degree Silent-Trac window system
  • Durable four-hub aluminum hub design
  • Budget-friendly

Cons

  • Solo use only

This honey of a blind comes cloaked in Mossy Oak Obsession or Mossy Oak Bottomland, two great turkey hunting camos that work well during the spring in most locales. The low-profile build makes it easy to conceal anywhere you strike that gobble. Though the blind only has a center height of 46 inches, it offers plenty of room for the bowhunter to draw and settle their pin on an approaching bird.

I love the extra-large door opening, which allows the turkey bowhunter to get in and out quickly and quietly. Bowhunters haul lots of gear, and when your pack, vest, bow, etc., is hanging up on the blind door, it’s a pain. The blind only weighs 8 pounds, the aluminum hubs are constructed with engineered tips and pins, and the frame utilizes robust and flexible fiberglass poles. 

Best Run-And-Gun: Primos DoubleBull SurroundView Stakeout

Best Run-And-Gun

Specs

  • Weight: 4.5 pounds
  • Footprint: 59 inches corner to corner
  • Height: 37 in.
  • Camo pattern: Primos exclusive Truth camo

Pros

  • Two durable hubs and three shoot-through windows
  • Improved concealment
  • See-through mesh 
  • Quick and easy to set up
  • Very lightweight

Cons

  • Not good in the wind

The public land turkey woods are more crowded than ever, and gobblers seem to be getting brighter. Concealment is the key to consistently punching your turkey tag, and this quick-deploy, heavy-duty one-way see-through mesh blind provides supreme visibility while giving you excellent disguise. It’s excellent when you plop down on a big longbeard and have minimal cover, and I also use it in heavy cover for added concealment and to help cast shadows over my position.

The two-hub design is bulletproof, and though it feels ultra-stiff and hard to manipulate at first, the hubs will loosen a bit. With three windows to shoot from, I can quickly change positions if needed and not tip the deck in favor of the approaching Tom. The windows are also perfectly sized. When I’m toting a shotgun, I won’t hit the woods—especially the public-land turkey woods—without this blind. 

Best Pop-Up: Browning Envy Hunting Blind

Best Pop-Up

Specs

  • Weight: 23 pounds
  • Footprint: 59 x 59 in.
  • Height: 82 in.
  • Camo pattern: Realtree Excape; Mossy Oak Country DNA

Pros

  • Stand and shoot
  • 180-degree curtain-style viewing area
  • Silent curtain operation
  • Accommodates all bow, crossbow, and shotgun types

Cons

  • Stands out
  • Heavy

This is quickly becoming one of my favorite ground blinds for turkey hunting because of its versatility. I take many turkey hunters yearly, and some tote a recurve, crossbow, compound bow, or shotgun—and this blind accommodates all weapons.

With its almost 7-foot center height, the Browning Envy allows you to stand and shoot or at least stretch out during long hours in the blind. When you’re sitting and waiting on a bird to wander in, it’s essential to be comfortable, and many bow and some shotgun hunters like to stand and shoot, which you can comfortably do thanks to the height of this blind. I’ve found the included camera ports to be great for photography and video. I also like that the Silent-Trac window system is quiet and the curtains offer added concealment. Plus, the blind sports 600D polyester fabric and aluminum hubs with engineered tips and pins. 

How We Tested Turkey Hunting Blinds

I bowhunt turkeys in multiple states each spring with compound bows and shotguns, and each of the blinds mentioned has been reviewed and tested thoroughly. I take turkey hunting too seriously to recommend something that will not meet your expectations in the turkey woods. These ground blinds are tried and true. 

My blind is one of the most important parts of my setup. (Photo/Alice Jones Webb)

I considered a range of factors when choosing the best turkey hunting blinds, including durability, stealth, noise, size, and weight. As someone who has been hunting turkeys for decades, I can safely say there’s something for every type of hunter on this list.

If you want even more options, we’ve also thoroughly tested and ranked the best overall hunting blinds.

Turkey Blind Buying Guide

Using a ground blind is one way to help swing the turkey-hunting odds in your favor. However, there are a few key things to consider before you slap your hard-earned cash down on the first hunting blind you see. 

Pop-Up Vs. Hub Blinds

There are two main types of soft-sided ground blinds: spring steel pop-up blinds and hub-style blinds. Hub blinds tend to be heavier and more challenging to tote through the woods, but they are usually easier to set up and take down. Pop-up blinds are lighter and fold to create a more compact package, making them much easier to transport, especially for long distances or over rough terrain. However, setting up and taking down pop-ups can take plenty of practice and a healthy dose of patience.  

Size

Modern ground blinds come in a variety of shapes and sizes. The dimension you need depends on your personal preferences and hunting style. You can get by with pretty compact proportions if you are a solitary shotgunner. However, if you feel super cramped inside your blind, it can make it challenging to sit for long periods or swing your gun on a bird strutting in from a direction you weren’t expecting. 

Bowhunters need elbow room to draw their bow properly and comfortably. If your kids or a buddy like to tag along, a larger, two-person blind will ensure everyone has enough room to breathe. However, larger blinds can be more difficult to conceal, so keep that in mind.

Windows

Turkey blinds come in a nearly endless variety of window configurations. Some have larger windows that make it easy to see in all directions. Others have small windows that make you feel like you’re sitting inside a shoebox. More oversized windows can make you more visible to the keen eyes of wary birds, especially if you have multiple windows open simultaneously. Smaller windows, on the other hand, can make it difficult to spot approaching turkeys and can also make it difficult to get in a good shooting position. 

Windows with shoot-through material or mesh coverings can be a convenient compromise. Features allowing you to open or adjust windows silently are also beneficial. Steer clear of velcro or zipper closures if you can.

Durability

A quality blind will withstand normal wind conditions and help keep rain from dripping on your head in wet weather. You’ll want a durable blind made of weather-resistant material with a sturdy anchoring system. 

Weight and Portability

Ground blinds are not meant to be permanent. While some turkey hunters may choose to leave a blind in one spot for most of the season, many opt to move with the birds. Compact, lightweight blinds are easier to transport, although you usually have to sacrifice some stability for mobility. 

A steel-spring pop-up blind or a stake-out blind are suitable options for run-and-gun turkey hunters. If you strike a pot call and get a hearty gobble in reply, you can easily pick up and relocate as you chase birds. 

FAQs

Q: Should I turkey hunt in a blind?

You don’t have to. Many shotgun hunters prefer not to tote a blind, no matter how light that blind may be. They snuggle up next to a tree and get after it. However, ground blinds will allow you to get away with a lot, and if you prefer to sit and wait on a bird in comfort, a hub-style ground blind is the way to go.

Q: Where do you put blinds for turkey hunting?

The best way to kill a turkey from a ground blind is to do some hands-on recon, find where the birds want to be, and have your ground blind and decoys set and ready when they get there. Turkeys are highly predictable, especially in the early part of the season. If you see them in the same place twice, you better be there and ready on day three. 

Q: Do turkeys care about blinds?

Depends on the turkey. I’ve hunted private and public tracts out West for Merriam birds and Rios in Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, and Nebraska. I’ve often set my ground blind in the middle of an ag field with no cover to blend it in, and the birds pay it zero attention. On the flip side of the coin, I’ve hunted Eastern birds and Osceolas in Florida that would tuck tail and run if the blind wasn’t totally blended into the environment. If I can use vegetation—many blinds have brush straps—I blend them in as well as possible. 

Q: Can turkeys see ground blinds?

Turkeys can see about everything, and they have exceptional eyesight. Of course, the better you blend in a blind, the more it looks like part of the landscape to the bird. 

Q: What is the best turkey hunting blind?

If you’re a serious turkey hunter, especially one who likes to hunt with multiple weapons, you need a ground blind or three. However, if we had to settle for one single blind to suit a wide variety of needs and hunting styles, we would choose the Primos Double Bull SurroundView Double Wide. This top-notch ground blind has serious luxury features, including one-way see-through walls, silent-slide window closures, and a back black-out wall. It’s also super durable, plenty roomy, and easy to set up. What’s not to love?

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