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Old 07-05-2008, 04:04 PM
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Considering building a permanent blind. Does anyone use or have built them, and if so what materials and things did you use to go about doing it. TIPS?
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Old 07-05-2008, 04:15 PM
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I have built a few in the past years but this last year I built the best one I nicest one I have ever built since formy wife and daughter that nowhunt from time to time.

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Old 07-05-2008, 04:18 PM
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I started out with 4X4's in the corners and wrapped it with 2X4's and then put the plywood on it, painted it inside and out, topped it with tin and put some plexiglass windows in it...Oh yeah and there's a bench/bed in it for when my daughter gets tired ....
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Old 07-05-2008, 04:23 PM
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texasbow..nice ones........does the raindrops on tin roof startle those deer??
Id add some brush to lay agin the blinds for camoflauge
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Old 07-05-2008, 04:46 PM
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I have never had the deer bothered by the noise from the rain drops, that stand I just put up this year for the girls but I did shoot a hog out of it a couple months ago.....I haven't gun hunted in 10 years or so except for last year when I sat with my daughter, now my wife hunts with her...That is the same stand in two different stages, just trying to help Mottz out with some ideas on how it was built...
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Old 07-05-2008, 04:52 PM
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Do a search!!! There is already plenty of info on this site. Try this link

http://www.huntingnet.com/forum/tm.aspx?m=2543839&mpage=1&key=box%2cblind& amp;#2543839

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Old 07-05-2008, 07:32 PM
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Where I hunt we have approximately 40 "permanent" box blinds. These range from a 16' commercial tower blind to 4'x4' home made ground blinds. We even have 4 made from large shipping crates.

I have made many of these sort of blinds, so that is a clue that it does not take a carpenter.

A good working idea for a one person blind is to use the standard dimensions of plywood ... 4'x4'x8' as a basis. And good thing about a 4'x4' stand is that it will lay down in a standard bed PU. And even in a standard bed Ranger ! I recently moved 5 into new locations using my Ranger. Not a problem. There are probably gobs of free designs to be found on the web. I would suggest that if you can, get the box blind 6'-8' off the ground. Just helps with seeing the deer coming in and mitigating scent. Most of ours are roofed with tin ... rain racket never bothers the deer. All are painted "cammo" and we often pile brush tops around the ground blinds to break up the outline. Most are on food plots but a few are in the woods. These all have been very productive for us and give us a dry, "warm" place to go when the weather is foul.

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those are some nice blinds
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Old 07-05-2008, 09:46 PM
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Thanks for the tips guys! I just kinda wondered how in depth you went and how high to build. 1 more question. How big do you make the windows comfortable enough to shoot a bow out of?
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