There are a lot of really great blinds on the market, and many have changed since I’ve purchased the Dark Horse. I don’t work for Primo’s or Double Bull, but am impressed with the product. The Dark Horse should be available at most sporting goods stores, or visit the Primo’s web site. Not certain what type of bow you shoot, but a higher/taller model is available for a long bow hunter (my neighbor has the taller model, he shoots traditional bows only). Whatever blind that you may be considering, take your bow or use one of the stores bows to check it out. I’m 6’5”, with a 31.5” draw length; needing a blind that could accommodate my needs.
The Dark Horse weighs around 20 lbs.; a stool/chair is 3 lbs or so. The blind comes packaged in a bag w/ shoulder straps, a pocket for a stool, and a limb pocket and tie downs for carrying a bow. I’ve down sized my vest, attaching a fanny pack around the blind bag, and carry a decoy bag. It’s a lot to haul on that 1.5 mile walk in, and what seems to be the 4 mile walk out. I purchased the Dark Horse, because of the higher port holes on the back and a sliding window up front (or vice versa). My Matrix blind has very low port holes that saved the lives of a few turkeys. My first hunt in the Dark Horse blind presented the opportunity of an early morning fire drill to slide the front window closed, reposition, and open a side port window for a shot. The land owner’s 16 yr old son carried home a 21 pounder, with a 10.25 inch beard that morning.
Speaking of locator calls… Beware of the hubs on these type blinds, always open the blind with an open palm. The O’Dark thirty, unexpected pinching of flesh (when opening the blind) may cause unusual verbal outbursts that may result shock gobbles!
Just because he isn't gobbl'n, doesn't mean he isn't listen'n!
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