NWTF Cookbook

The Tri-Blind

Hunter in the Tri-Blind
Photo by Matt Lindler

The Tri-Blind is large enough to conceal a wheelchair or an ATV.

Hunters know the importance of concealment when pursuing wild game. While most have learned to slow their movement when within shooting range of a wary animal, those with disabilities and their helpers may have to contend with maneuvering the wheelchair, adjusting a gun rest or even working a modified trigger mechanism. A good blind can make the difference in a successful hunt.

Lightweight concealment that can hide an ATV or wheelchair isn't easily available to most, but Smith Hunting Blinds has created the Tri-Blind, a lightweight, portable hunting blind large enough to conceal an ATV or wheelchair, giving disabled hunters time and space to take ethical, clean shots.

At only three pounds, the Tri-Blind offers hunters lightweight portable concealment for hunters using elevated ladder and lock-on stands and ground blinds. It easily attaches to a single tree for the hunter who prefers to be on the ground. Or stretch it across two trees within 6 feet apart to produce a blind that can easily conceal an ATV or a wheelchair. — P.J. Perea


No trees? No problem

Setting up a Tri-Blind in areas without trees is not a problem. Build a portable set of PVC "trees" to support the Tri-Blind anywhere. Here's how:

  1. Select a 10-foot section of 1½-inch or 2-inch schedule 40 PVC pipe.
  2. Sand the pipe with 100-grit sandpaper to knock the shine off the surface.
  3. Cut the pipe into two 5-foot lengths using an angled cut to create a stake on each pipe end.
  4. Paint each pipe with matte black, brown or gray earth tones.
  5. Drill a series of mounting holes about 4 to 6 inches apart along the top 2 or 3 feet of pipe.
  6. On site, tap in the PVC pipes on each side of the ATV or wheelchair.
  7. Mount the Tri-Blind on the pipes and adjust it to cover the hunter.

Photos of steps for building a tri-blind


WANT MORE? >Visit www.thesmithblind.com for more information including where to buy the Tri-Blind.