A chair blind is a great way to upgrade your ground blind, especially if you plan on having more than one person hunt from the same spot. These types of hunting hides usually feature one large opening at the front and side windows with scrim netting and a fixed chair built within the hide. This type of one man hunting blind is perfect for those who want to sit and wait while preparing for a shot.
Building a chair blind starts by picking a suitable location and getting to work on your camouflage. Choose a color that is a good match for the surrounding terrain and brush. Next cut the main supports for your blind out of nearby saplings. Ideally, these should be relatively straight and clean. Make sure to use a strong and durable material, such as metal, for the supports.
Then start weaving leafy branches and smaller forked limbs into each side of the hide. This will help to keep the camouflage cover in place and reduce the likelihood of a squirrel or other animal being able to see your hunting hide from the ground. It is also a good idea to check your shooting lanes and trim any branches that may interfere with your ability to shoot.
Once your camouflage is in place, you can then move on to constructing the main walls of the hide. Make sure to build the first wall on the side of the hide where you expect wildlife to appear. This will give you a good sense of how the hide looks and will let you know how to angle your gun openings in the future. Ideally the gun openings should be built to be at the exact height of your sitting chair in order to ensure that you have the most comfortable shot from your seat.
If you are planning on a long hunt then a comfortable seating is essential. There are a number of different hunting chairs on the market that offer various levels of comfort. Some of them are designed to swivel, which can be an important feature in some situations. It is also possible to add a cushion to your existing chair to improve the level of comfort.
Another thing to consider is the height of your hunting chair. You will likely need to adjust the height of your seat in order to get a comfortable shooting position for longer hunts. This will depend on your height and the distance of your target.
For those that plan on moving between multiple locations with a chair blind, it is a good idea to build in a way that the seat can be folded and put into a backpack for easy transport. This will save you from having to lug a heavy chair and gun around with you. It is also a good idea to include some sort of straps or cords in the design of the chair so that you can easily carry it by yourself without the need for a second person to help.