The pit blind is a specialized version of the ground blind that’s popular for hunting western antelope and mule deer at watering holes.
- The pit blind is a shallow hole dug about knee-deep into the ground and surrounded by natural vegetation or a combination of vegetation and camouflage cloth.
- Check state and local regulations to determine if pit blinds are legal in your area.
- Special permission from landowners will be required before constructing pit blinds.
- It’s the hunter’s responsibility to return the blind site to its natural state after the hunt is over.
- Present a much lower silhouette than a ground blind.
- Provide a comfortable ledge seat.
- Can be made large enough to accommodate rain gear, lunch, spotting scope, and any other comforts the hunter may require during a long wait for action.
- Are prohibited in most state-owned hunting areas.
- Are not portable.
- Make it easier for game to detect human scent and movement.