All windows open
with camo mesh netting installed.
Custom Designed 5-Hub Blind For
Turkey, Deer, and Big Game Hunters Who Demand The Best
that blends into any environment.
5-Hub Ground Blind Available. High
Quality, ground blind designed for comfort when shooting standing
up, from a stool, or from your knees.
durability, concealment, and outstanding value.
Designed for consistent
success for hunters who want the advantages of a quality built, full coverage,
that blends into any environment.
High Quality 300 denier polyester non-reflective,
Woodland camo material for invisibility in the woods and durability.
Open camo pattern has excellent depth of field, featuring vertical
trees, with green, tan, and brown leaves and vegetation, resulting in
the blind disappearing in the woods.
Back side of material is black to keep
interior of blind dark to hide movement of hunters.
Extra-large steel hubs and
extra-strong fiberglass rods to help prevent wind and other forms of
Custom-designed, sewn, and
fitted, resulting in superior quality and durability. With proper
care, this blind will provide many years of excellent service.
Designed for hunting turkeys,
deer, elk, antelope, photography, and wild game observations.
With windows closed, human
scent is controlled. Includes 5" scent control ground
skirts to help
seal in human odor.
Fast set up
in 7 seconds with simple 5-hub pop-up system.
Free standing, but
staking and tying down is recommended. 4 wall tie down cords and
12 stakes included.
Each side of the blind features
(1) large upper triangular shaped window (51" wide at the top) and
(2) triangular shaped lower windows (19" X 24") all with
zippers - a total of 12 windows.
Removable shoot-through camo
mesh netting is provided for all windows and attaches to top of window
openings with silent hooks.
Camo mesh netting can be quickly removed or re-applied if
desired, and replacement netting can be purchased separately.
Full-length 6' 2" easy-entrance zippered
Brush holders on all sides of blind.
Center height: 84" (7 feet)
Side walls: 74" (6' 2")
5' 2" square floor space
Shooting width: 6' 8"
5" ground skirt
Peaked roof to repel rain/snow.
Carrying bag included.
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The Turkey Pro Sez: "Years ago, well ahead of most
hunters and manufacturers, I discovered the advantages
of a ground blind for both turkey and deer hunting with gun or bow, and for photography.
Recently, Barronett Blinds has earned a reputation as
a premier manufacturer of a multitude of high
quality, effective, value-added, and economical blinds. The Big
Mike XT Ground Blind,
incorporates all the features I demand in a high-quality blind. It meets my
high standards for height, functionality, quality, features, effectiveness, and
Mike XT is a full 7 feet tall, the tallest 5-hub blind available, is rapid to set up...about
7 SECONDS ! This is due to the popular 5-hub design. All rods
and parts stay in place and with a minute or two of practice, you can set it up
in 7 seconds. The hubs are larger than in other pop-up blinds, and
coupled with heavier fiberglass rods, this makes the blind much more
durable, especially when set up in windy conditions, or left to stand in
other tough weather conditions.
Properly taken care of, I doubt you could wear it
out in a lifetime. There are many, many hub style blinds on the market
now. You get what you pay for. I have experimented with lower
cost models, and found them to be inferior and not worth even the low cost
I paid. Why you ask? I have had the cheap models completely
fade out in color...one in fact faded to a nice bright red color, a
moderate wind would constantly break rods in another (which are next to
impossible to replace), most have poor quality hubs that break easily.
A good benefit with a Big
Mike XT is its viewing - shooting window flexibility....you
have a multitude of configurations to
fit any style of hunting and photography, from standing up, to sitting on
any height stool, to kneeling. If you want to shoot through the mesh
material....no problem. If you prefer to shoot
through a more traditional, open window, you have vertical / horizontal ones to choose from.
If you don't like the size /shape of the windows, they can easily be
modified to the right size /shape you prefer, by installing smaller sized
window openings in the zippered window panels themselves or in the camo
mesh material. In other words, install windows inside the existing
window panels. I usually do this, because I prefer rather small
I strongly suggest that you configure a window shape and
size just enough to safely make your shot or operate your camera, and
try to keep the windows behind you closed, because if you don't,
you'll create movement which a turkey or deer can detect, and that may
spook them. Keep movement to a minimum and window size to a minimum
for best success.
Without a full coverage blind, a bow hunter has almost no chance to
bag turkeys consistently. And...you won't believe how well a blind like this will contain
your body odor when deer, antelope, or elk hunting. With a clean body, use of cover scent, and keeping the shooting
windows closed until you're ready for a shot, the critters with a super nose,
like that monster buck you want, will
normally not detect you, even when they are within 20 yards. The Bloodtrail
Woodland Camo material used to make this blind is an excellent
vertical tree big-pattern camo with just the right blend of greens, browns,
and tan colors to blend in everywhere.
Mike XT blind is
great for taking people hunting who can't sit still (up to three
easily)....and it's great at
keeping the cold, rain, and wind away, thus improving your ability to endure the long wait
for game. Until you use a blind like this, you simply won't believe how well it
works and how close game will come. Using a blind, my average shot at gobblers
with bow and arrow is about 15 yards.
To further conceal the blind, and make it part of the landscape, place brush or tree limbs around the blind and in the brush
holders for further concealment and to break the
outline of the blind.
Set up your blind in a good
spring strut zone and I promise you excellent results and plenty of
turkey action! Same thing goes for fall deer hunting....big bucks
pay little attention to a blind like this."