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Old 11-25-2004, 09:20 PM   #1
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What is a good way to build a ground blind for deer ?

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Old 11-25-2004, 09:53 PM   #2
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I use natural vegetation if at all possible, if it needs to be spruced I use the trees for the area. Little sampling, old logs, pine baums whatever I can to conceal my outline. If your going to be continuely hunting the same areas a box blind works great and keeps you out of the elements. Just buy some cheap 2x4's and particle board sheets, then paint to protect and set out in your spot well before season so the deer get use to it.
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Old 11-25-2004, 10:01 PM   #3
 
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If you're just for a natural blind I typically find a large tree in the area I plan to make it. I'll use the entire tree trunk as a 'wall' for one side of me, if anything else to keep the wind from gusting on me. Then I'll just take large logs and other fairly large peices of wood and stack 'em on each other until It reaches a satisfactory height. One thing I make sure of is that the top logs are sturdy and won't move so it'll work as a makeshift gun rest. Just make sure you do this ahead of season so you don't run the deer off...
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Old 11-26-2004, 12:57 AM   #4
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Natural brush,fallen downed tree areas are real good for a start. I watch peoples trash they put out . I always stop and pickup the old artificial Christmas trees they might be throwing away.they are good for sprucing up a ground blind
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Old 11-26-2004, 05:20 AM   #5
 
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It just so happens that I finished building mine yesterday. I've read what others have said about getting it out there early to give the deer time to get used to the idea, but I wasn't able to get out and get mine done until now....gun season starts in 3 days. I figured this was a real problem, getting it out so late, so I worked on it for four hours in 36 degree weather, a 40 mph wind, and a cold, driving rain. The neighbors must have thought I was a crazy man.

Anyway, here is how I designed it. Remember, I'm a novice at this, so whatever I do, do the opposite...hehe.

First I took six metal fence posts and drove them in forming am 8 x 4 ft. rectangle, room for two hunters. Then I wired logs and twigs that I found lying around the woods until I had formed a box of wood about 3 feet high. I was sure to use sturdy logs at this point, because I then left a six inch gap all the way around for a gun slit. I built up some more stick on top of this until I reached the tops of the fence posts. We had an old piece of wood panelling that used to be up in the house, so I used it as a roof to keep me dry. Next, I poured a couple bags of hardwood woodchips on the floor because the inside of the blind was turning into a swamp. After taking care of the mud issue, I lined the interior with a camo cloth to cover up any cracks between logs and to keep the wind out. The final step was to stack sticks, branches, logs, and twigs all over and around the blind to give it the appearance of a stick pile.

Here, I'll just upload a picture of it.

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Old 11-26-2004, 07:42 AM   #6
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Best way is to buy a double bull tent, but if thats not possible I always make a thick brush blind with ceder.
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Old 11-26-2004, 12:35 PM   #7
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Looks like you could kick up a rabbit in that bad boy! Good Job.
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Old 11-26-2004, 05:03 PM   #8
 
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i got this small blind that looks like it is 3/4 of a unbrella camo /and i use it as a wind blocker /blind or a roof if it rain's has a screw in the base for screwing in a tree and then i have some clipers for small tree's and braches to make a small fort around me it work nice for me but rock's and log's are great blocking as well
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Build some of these!

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Old 11-26-2004, 08:05 PM   #10
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Build some of these!
It looks good,

The only thing is I am hunting on public land.

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