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Old 08-13-2007, 12:36 PM
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Does anyone have good ideas or pictures of their own personal homemade ground blind?

i have some ideas but always looking to improve my own and or make them better looking-

Almost that time of the year to begin setting them up

Does anyone use a fence or netting material as a base and build off of it with natural materials in the area you hunt?
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Old 08-13-2007, 12:48 PM
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One of my favorites is the tops from felled trees where someone has been logging, you don't have to do much to them and the deer aren't spooked by them.
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Old 08-13-2007, 01:26 PM
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I'd be interested in some ideas as well. Have alway said I was going to make a few around our place but just haven't gotten to it.
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Old 08-13-2007, 04:04 PM
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Your right it's getting that time of year and I've been out setting an area up.
I looked for a spot with heavey traffic ( alot of deer trails ) found a good wide tree with low hanging limbs.
Started picking up some dead fall branch'es piling them up around that wide tree.
Then I put some branch'es and limb on top of the low hanging limbs of that tree.
Cleared the inside of the area down to the bare earth , added some leaves for natural cover .
When it comes time to use it , all I have to do is pop my Double Bull inside it and I'll be ready for Mr. Big Buck to come walking by.


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Old 08-13-2007, 04:06 PM
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Your right it's getting that time of year and I've been out setting an area up.
I looked for a spot with heavey traffic ( alot of deer trails ) found a good wide tree with low hanging limbs.
Started picking up some dead fall branch'es piling them up around that wide tree.
Then I put some branch'es and limb on top of the low hanging limbs of that tree.
Cleared the inside of the area down to the bare earth , added some leaves for natural cover .
When it comes time to use it , all I have to do is pop my Double Bull inside it and I'll be ready for Mr. Big Buck to come walking by.


Here's a inside view


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Old 08-13-2007, 04:41 PM
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I have done great by buying 15 ft by 4 ft camo burlap at wally world.15 ft won't box you in but it does three side nicely. I use staples thru a small piece of leather to keep the burlap where I put it. The side of the blind that is open get well covered with brush except where I get in. I leave a five gallon bucket in them to sit on prior to the season and I'm ready to go.
One bonus of a ground blind it they are always a little warmer and out of the wind.
At $15 bucks it make a cheap blind which I can afford to put a few extra out. Plus when the maggots come by to steel your stand no big deal.
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Old 08-13-2007, 06:47 PM
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Hey guys/gals. We make our own tree stands, box stands as well. However my brother has made some ground blinds that are light, easy to carry, cheap. Take some 2x2 lumber, make a square frame , staple some old camo or netting to it . take another frame or two, cover as well. now you have a 2/3 sided blind. he uses old cupboard hinges to connect them . Packs flat, light and easy to haul in/out with you. JUst sit behind it and wait for the quarry. Oh, make it whatever height best suits you for shooting while sitting. about 3 ft high should be about right. Good luck to all this season.
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Old 08-14-2007, 10:11 PM
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Been there for years. Deer have become used to it and walk right by me. Military camo netting.



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Old 08-14-2007, 10:15 PM
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Box blind, killed one out of this one last season. Great when cold.

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Old 08-14-2007, 10:17 PM
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Wife hunts out of this one. You can also sit under it.

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