While we love hunting, we don't always love dealing with the elements. Rain, wind, snow, and cold can quickly discourage any hunter. (After all, nobody says you've "poured cold water" on something if they're happy.) and Once the weather turns, any reasonable hunter considers returning to the house and the comfort of a warm fire. So the hunting fields can end up with some elaborate blind builds.
You probably know someone who has undertaken a complicated project to stay warm in the blind. One of the great things about the Internet is that many of these ideas and plans are readily available, making it easier to build your extreme deer blind.
Today we're highlighting the blind created by the guys from Beards and Bows Outdoors on YouTube. This luxurious setup is an immense 12x12 deer blind/camp sitting approximately 11 feet off the ground. The exciting thing about this build is how much of it utilized recycled materials. Take a look below.
Deer blinds aren't much more spacious than this. As we've mentioned here at Wide Open Spaces, we know this hunting style probably is not for everyone, which is fine. However, we dig blinds like this if they keep older hunters in the game who may have previously dropped out due to not being able to tough out mother nature like they used to.
We also love a setup like this for teaching younger hunters the ropes. They're less likely to get discouraged by the weather, and the very nature of this blind helps to hide any extra movements that may otherwise spook the game away. The setup of this blind was very well thought-out, with even bathroom facilities taken into consideration. That's important if you are planning on trying an all-day sit!
There's some good ingenuity here with the recycled materials. They used an old door that someone might discard anyway, RV windows that silently slide open, and tin recycling for the sides and roof. The highest cost when building a blind like this will be in lumber. If you can find a way to recycle that, it will make this project much more affordable.
This article was originally published on January 31, 2021.
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