I want to build a permanent tree stand with a nice roof but I would hate to kill a large tree on my property. There are usually many articles discussing this right before the deer season begins. Sellers like Free Deer Stand Plans offer plans that can be broken down and set up by one person, but advise transporting the stand in pieces. My son is 9 he has sat with myself and my brother in a pop up blind a dozen times at least. The article did not profess to be a how to” on framing; it gave general ideas about how to build a functional cabin for two grand.
When a pop-up blind is put up, deer often jump out of their skin and run away when they first see it. To fix the problem, the blind should be put in the woods a week or more ahead of time so the deer can adjust to it. If that’s not possible, put the blind in an open area where the deer can see it from a distance and approach it at their leisure. To keep blinds from blowing over, you can splay the legs out and make it more of a pyramid, or you can drive posts/stakes into the ground and tie the base down.
I have sent a few of y’all my plans in the past and I really wanted to document this project for future deer stands that I build and to also share with my buddies. Pro Tips For Hunting Whitetails In The Rain- Visit us at for quality products and feed for Deer, Game Fish, Game Birds and Wild Birds. This Do-It-Yourself Tree Stand is easy to build and put up, yet rugged and durable! This is a Hughes HP-67050 5 Foot Hunting Tower for 4×4 Floor Box or Bow Blind (Tower Only). At the hunt site, branches were cleared from the tree chosen to anchor the deer stand.
Yes, area deer do eventually become accustomed to ground blinds set where they can see them, and for that reason, I like to get my early season blinds in place by the first of July. I might put the blind up against a backdrop like the roots of a fallen tree, or I’ll set the blind up in a depression in the ground to help break up the outline of the blind.
The unique set -up system makes it a snap to quickly establish a dependable hunting blind in the right spot. If you’re not worried about being weather tight, I like to build window screen frames. This is a NEW Hughes HP-67000 Hunting Ground / 4×4 Box Blind w/ Window Kit (No Stand). I just use scrap pieces of proper length from the 2×3 I used to outline the blind edges. I currently hunt from a ground blind made from limbs & brush and it’s been very successful in the harvesting of deer.
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Here’s how I made it. Cut the Crescent shape to the size you would like for a seat, remember you will be sitting on it different ways, so make sure the ends are wide enough to sit on and the center is narrow enough to have your legs straddling and griping it for stability. I built one and bought a little cheap trailer axle from a salvage yard for 30 bucks and u-bolted it to the floor.
We own 160 acres of timber in southern Iowa and have decided that hunting from a dry blind when it’s raining is a nice comfort for these 70 year old bones. The only draw back I see with it is this blind has a short door maybe 3′ high and is designed to be erected on a tripod and used as a ground blind one would have to get on the ground to crawl into it. I always grabber the blind to the skirt with a couple long grabbers on each And here’s how the blind looked after it was set upon the skirt.
The next step of the outdoor project is to secure the side walls to the floor of the deer blind. Make sure it’s tight enough so the ladder doesn’t shift, but loose enough so the wood isn’t damaged over time by pressure. Our deer blinds come prefabricated with four walls, a floor, and roof panel ready for easy construction. This can be the best way to create a ground blind deer or other game won’t notice. With a blind, I simply slip in from downwind, unzip the door, step inside, and presto, I’m hunting. If you have an hour or two, you can make one very cheaply that will last for years.
This past year both deer and bobcats came to inside of 5 yards from it while I was in it Pictured is a bobcat that came to visit me one morning during late season antlerless in January At one point he was at the base of the blind. Since it’s her family’s ranch and she is beginning to enjoy hunting with me, I wanted to build something that was nice and comfortable. Now one thing I did for my deer blind was to purchase a bench from the high school shop class for $20 and add a seat pad to this. Best made blinds I have best luck with are ones made right before season and use during beginning of deer season.
Much less digging is required and one thing I found out is how easy it is to place the blind exactly as you would like your blind to sit. Do not hold me responsible for any injuries incurred while making or hunting out of the handmade stands. Sep 19, 2008 box stands are nice to have and use..but ive moved away from just use a ground blind or the buddy tree stand..witch is. Check out Carnivore Hunting Products They make a product called the Branch Clamp that will clamp branches to a blind.
The best way I have found to do that is to take two full sheets of plywood, place one over the other as you did on the sides, and depending on how wide you make your blind cut it to that width plus 3 to 6 inches depending upon how much hand over you want. I haven’t found the need for shelving yet and in an evening hunt, the inside of a blind gets dark enough where it’s difficult to see anything that wasn’t sitting on a window ledge anyways. Now that you have decided which type ground hunting blind you need, it is important to place it in the right spot.
I got my degree to be a shop teacher, and I do have a nice shop that most don’t have, but I will leave the hexagon blind up to you as I have a hard enough time keeping things straight and square when I am working with a rectangles. Well, going back to hunting, one of the great things about this blind is that it is super light and easy to carry into the field. If you decide to make one, don’t use it past this season because of wood rot and tree growth movement. They especially get super-wary at the end of the hunting season (which is when my friend and I were testing the blind).