Camouflage Netting: 3 Choices and How to Build a Blind Out of It

Building a blind out of camouflage netting is as easy as picking out the right one for your needs.

Making your own camouflaged blind from some of the great choices of camo netting that are out there couldn't be easier. Depending on what you would be happy to spend, or put the work into, you can create an "instant" blind wherever it is you want to set up.

The argument's been made that this sort of thing got its start as military camo netting, serving as an easy way for the men in uniform to conceal themselves. For the civilian hunter, it makes things super convenient to set up in a spot quickly and easily when you want to try a new area.

Some of the good choices of camo netting out there are from the two brands that we know and love the best: Realtree and Mossy Oak. Just remember, with those name brands come a price increases, so just make sure you're using good judgement and matching your camo netting pattern choice with your hunting surroundings. 

Upon some quick Amazon searching, these top sellers represent the sort of thing you should be looking for.

Realtree Advantage Max-5 Camo

At 54-inches tall by 12-feet long, the size is right in the sweet spot. A net or sheet this big can effectively conceal more than one hunter without impeding their vision. It will also go a long way in preventing game animals from detecting a hunter's movement.

Mossy Oak Break-Up Country

This example is made of burlap, whereas the previous suggestion was made of polyester. Both have pros and cons, so consider your options before deciding on a woodland camouflage netting.

Whether you're trying to find concealment for duck blinds or treestands, this sort of netting can significantly help cover yourself and your gear.

Building a Blind Out of Camo Netting

The fact remains that camouflage netting or burlap is not going to do everything so you are going to have to do some of the work yourself. Once you have scouted the area and have a plan as to where you will want to set up, you're going to have to provide yourself with branches, pine bows, and even leaf litter because wild game animals are no pushovers when it comes to placing something unnatural in their home environment.

Some reusable camo tape that can cling to itself will help when setting up a DIY blind with camo netting, and this option has a ton of patterns to choose from.

The Benefit of Camo Netting

A hunting blind made from high quality camo net material (or camo burlap) can be a fairly ultra-lite way of disappearing in the woods in a spot you may have thought you couldn't hunt. It's true that blind material can be found waiting for you in the woods and that you're not always going to want to sit in a treestand, but a camo blind made with camo netting camouflage net may be one of the best ways to hunt that you've never tried.

Whether you are building a boat blind or a ground blind, remember that some sort of mesh netting isn't just for military camouflage. Blind camouflage netting in some green/brown combo with a woodland camo, snow camo, or even desert camo should be on your hunting gear wish list.

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