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I just can't spend the money for the pop up deer blinds that they sell at places like Cabelas' To me, they are way overpriced.
I was wondering if anyone has any cheap ideas of a home made deer blind? I've been think of getting a camo net or tarp and string it between two trees or posts and hid behind that.
What do you think?
Thanks in advance,
Joe
 

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I have done that with camo net before. The pop up blinds are really nice when it is cold. They stop the wind and hold in some heat. I love mine, bought it on sale at Gander Mtn a few years ago. Check out ebay for decent deals on them as well.

Forgot to mention that they keep your scent in and sounds are muffled some, great when taking kids!
 

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Spend the money and buy one of the BPS or Cabelas they sell. They fold up small and are easy to carry and setup. Less commotion in the woods in the early mooring is a good thing rather than trying to setup a line and tarp, etc. Not to mention you can stake them down and put a folding chair inside and have a comfy place to sit. Sometimes it is just better to buy and IMO, this is one of them.
 

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ddnt you build fortsas a kid?

find some trees that are close together tie branches across em and just build a simple framw and then put more branches to make walls and top with leaves and such

cost a bundle of bailing twine
 
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Dont know what kind of area you will be hunting but in the past I have taken large pieces of cardboard, cut to a hight that I needed., covered them in a spray on glue and cut tall sage brush and grasses from the area I was hunting in and covered it. Take a few stakes, used rebar and wood both, poke holes in the sides and wire it to the stakes. Left one standing in a feild for 3 months. Worked good. Just get inside, I had a chair I kept in it.
 

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I just can't spend the money for the pop up deer blinds that they sell at places like Cabelas' To me, they are way overpriced.
I was wondering if anyone has any cheap ideas of a home made deer blind? I've been think of getting a camo net or tarp and string it between two trees or posts and hid behind that.
What do you think?
Thanks in advance,
Joe
I have hunted for years. I have had deer blinds, climbing stands, camo netting, scent removers and most other bells and whistles. What I found that works best for me, and now my neighbor is a Shaggy Suit. I have had deer come within 15' and not even know I am there, I also had a guy who was ground hunting walk up 5' from me and didn't see me till I said hey! As you can imagine he jumped out of his camo, lol. This is not the guilly suit its the shaggy suit, made with strips of burlap and camo cloth. Well worth the money I spent. I just tried to find the website for you but I can not, they may have went out of buisness I dunno. I'll check and let you know.
 

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Directions to make a deer blind:


1. Choose long straight stick.

2. Sharpen one end well with hatchet or large knife.

3. Walk very quietly through the woods until you find said deer.

4. then you sneak up behind him .... and.. :confused: WHAT???? :eek::
 

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grab a bunch of pallets, and some cord. Use a couple trees for stability, and stand the pallets on end to make an enclosure. Add some brush to break it up a little, and voila, a quick blind. just make sure to set it up a few weeks before season so they climatize to it.

It's easy enough to add a tarp 'roof' if it is going to be more permanent. just make sure to check the law about permanent blinds in your area.

I have a 10X10 shack built on my back 40. Works great!
 

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An appropriate amount of 4 x 4 wire mesh set up with some brush or some corn stalks woven into the mesh works great. Aint too heavy to hump in and sets up really nice. Wearing a good Bush Rag works very well too as mentioned.
 

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I'll try to describe my semi-permanent blind as best as I can.

I set up an 8 foot ring (minus a gap for an entrance) of 6 foot fence stakes around a smallish tree about 4 inches thick. I sawed the tree off at 8 feet. I put 4 foot high welded wire fencing around the fence stakes, and weaved/jammed branches and tall grass and such into the fencing. I then put a round brown tarp (made from a square brown tarp) over the top, tying the edge to the top of the fence stakes that stick up 2' above the wall. then I toss a camo net over the top of the roof. It gives me a 360 degree field of view, shelter from the wind, rain, and snow, enough room for a couple people, a cooler, or whatever inside.

When I leave for the season, I take the easily portable roof with me and scatter some of the brush back out into the woods so I can put fresh in next season, leaving the fencing behind. Its rusted now, and takes a good eye and previous knowledge to spot it.

Another idea is the route my gramps went. He built a 5 foot by 8 foot blind from old barn lumber, painted it camo, and screwed some big branches to it. For the roof he uses an old pickup truck topper. He's got a little homemade wood stove and stuff in it, and each year he just sticks some fresh brush around it to hide it a little better.

granted, mine is a little more portable I guess, but both are fairly permanent solutions.
 

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I just can't spend the money for the pop up deer blinds that they sell at places like Cabelas' To me, they are way overpriced.
I was wondering if anyone has any cheap ideas of a home made deer blind? I've been think of getting a camo net or tarp and string it between two trees or posts and hid behind that.
What do you think?
Thanks in advance,
Joe
I considered doing this a couple years ago with the poles from an old tent. After pricing out all of the materials (fabric, thread, etc.) I determined it would not be economical vs. something already available at Cabelas. Unless you get it free or at a discount, camo fabric isn't cheap. I would watch sales or follow some of the suggestions here for making more permanent blinds with natural materials. I ended up buying a climbing stand. Expensive at around $250 but the best piece of hunting equipment I've ever bought; light, portable, comfortable, safe. There are cheaper ones available than I bought. Watch the sales.
 

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i built on on an old 4x6 pallet, framed it with scrap lumber and wrapped it in an old canvas tarp, drug it to were i wanted it with the atv about a month before season and brushed it, worked well and didnt have much money in it, but now i have a ground blind and love it, well worth the money
 
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