Blinder Hoods ™
Buy the best!
We are offering our Deer Blinder Hoods
at $25.00 each with free shipping
Wayne Pederson and Gwen Danielson are the Original
Designers and Manufacturer of the Blinder Hood specifically designed for Whitetail Deer since August 2000. It is
made of canvas with Velcro adjustments for
6 month old fawns to adult deer (One Size Fits All). (Blinder Hood, Blinder Hoods and Deer Blinder Hoods are registered Trademarks)
They are designed to cover the deer eyes to Calm them while
Handling, Medicating, Cutting Antler's or when Tranquilized, during AI
and Semen Extraction by reducing stress on the animal and
hopefully avoiding Capture Myopathy.
Many deer handlers have had deer that died within two days of handling
from Capture Myopathy and with a properly designed and fitting Blinder
Hood it will greatly reduce the risk by calming them.
Another well-known effect of stress on animals is a decrease in
reproduction, which includes decreases in libido, fertility,
implantation of fertilized ovum, and development of fetus.
This means a well designed Deer Blinder Hood used during AI may increase
the number of fawns born by reducing stress on the Doe.
We extensively tested our hoods (about 6 different designs with
different materials) on over 200 live animals in different stages of
sedation before selling our first Deer Blinder Hood
in August 2000.
During our test, we found some materials to be inferior as they were too
soft and would not retain the desired shape needed to fit the deer’s
head after repeated use.
We also tried vinyl and rejected it because it was too stiff and hard to
manage, it would also let light in from the top or bottom.
We found that with any light passing through or around the material,
it added stress on the animal and therefore defeated the whole purpose
of the Blinder Hood.
Early in the design process we put that little strap down the front for
emergencies as a safety factor (to get it off fast) and never removed it
from the design.
Right from the very first tests we saw a need to close the top above the
eyes. And we accomplished it as you can see from our design.
We also listened to our first customer's feedback and made it double layered
for less light penetration.
Many of the first ones were made with green and other colors of canvas
and finally we changed to black to help stop the light penetration as
lighter colors seemed to reflect more light.
Like I said we TESTED them to make the best and safest Blinder Hood
(LOL, we did not test with feed bags hanging on them as we did not see
the need to sedate or capture the feed as it was already in a bag.)
We do not make a Blinder Hood for Fawns (under 6 mo of age) because
have not been proven to be as susceptible to Capture Myopathy as much as
older deer and it would be a rip-off to the consumer to sell him one
when a Fawn Cradle sold by
BB Genetics and a bath towel will suffice.
Plus the physical handling of the Fawn to get the hood off may injure
them or break their delicate bones because the commercial grade of Velcro
that we use is sometimes hard
risk of losing a very valuable animal will be greatly reduced by using a properly tested and designed
Deer Blinder Hood.
We have sold our Blinder Hoods to Farmers
with other Exotic
species such as Red Sheep, Ibex, Axis Deer, Sitka,
Blackbuck, Fallow, Goat, Aoudad and this Blinder Hood may fit other Animals with a similar size head.
In the picture, Lou Toke Is using one of our
Blinder hoods on his Buck Highrise Jr.
Our Buck Sasquatch
Send check or money order for $25.00 for each Blinder Hood to
3268 Adelia Dr SE
Bemidji Minnesota 56601
Phone : 218-444-8069
Free Shipping (We pay the
shipping in the lower 48 states.)
Or you can buy one or more now for $25.00 each using a credit
card through Paypal.