Wheels In The Wild — Cover Systems That Work
By: Matt Lindler
With the rising cost of wheelchairs, permanent modifications aren't recommended. Thank goodness for easy, inexpensive ways to keep a low profile in the turkey woods:Option 1
Camouflage tape is one of the easiest ways to conceal your chair. It's a snap to remove and the newer types won't leave behind a sticky residue. But the process of cutting and taping can be arduous. And if your chair has chrome spokes instead of mag wheels, you'll need to cover the chrome with camouflage material.
Use a blind. They lock you in one area, but their concealment is unrivaled by any other product. Today's pop-up models are easy to carry and a cinch to assemble, so you can spend more time scouting and less time setting up. Blinds have other benefits, too. They conceal movement and keep you hidden. And if you hunt the same area frequently, a blind is the way to go.
Spray paint. This is by far the easiest way to camouflage your chair, but once you do it, you've got permanent camo wheels. This option is best reserved for a spare. The good thing about paint is that you can incorporate colors that are unique to your hunting area. Plus, paint lasts a long time.
Wear a personal concealment system. It looks like a dress, but once you put it on, you'll want to wear it again. A personal concealment system allows you to go straight from work to the woods without the inconvenience of changing clothes. It fits like a poncho and has a wide, blousy bottom that completely covers your chair, wheels and feet. The added benefit is that you don't have to worry with taping or painting your only set of wheels.
Placing limbs around your chair helps break up your shape even more. So get concealed and blend in, and you're bound to see the game.