What Is a Box Blind?

Updated By HuntBlind Experts on February 21, 2023

More and more deer hunters and hunting from a box blind today more than ever before, and there’s a good reason for why.

Box Blinds allow hunters to hunt more safely and comfortably than a tree stand or a ground blind. Plus, hunters can get away with more movement in a box blind than up in a tree.

Box blinds are often referred to as elevated hunting blinds. This is because they are freestanding hunting blinds elevated up off the ground.

Box blinds are commonly built with a sturdy wood frame material with lots of insulation, so it is nice to be warm during an extended sit in cold weather.

The blinds are built to last you many seasons and come in all materials. From moulded plastic to fibreglass pine. However, I prefer lightweight aluminium, which is durable and will last you a long time.

They are designed with a sloped roof to allow water to not settle during a wet hunt.

Box blinds are often a significant investment and a serious upgrade from a tree or ground blind. However, unlike a tree or ground blind, box blinds are not easy to transport and move. The large structure requires being built on-site or delivered to a hunting location via truck.

Make sure you choose the proper placement for your box blind, as you will not want to be moving this blind around.

If you’re looking to purchase a box blind, make sure you like to hunt with a buddy or two; choose one that has plenty of room for you and all your gear.

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Doug Norton
Content Manager at HuntBlind


Donning curly locks and the latest outdoor gear, Doug Norton is the senior editor and writer on the HuntBlind reviews team. Born and raised in Texas, he has been bowhunting for the last 7 years to great acclaim. With the experience he has built through adapting to different environments across the globe, Doug has leveled-up his wild game talents to give the hook and bullet folks some of the best insights available on the world wide web.