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Spacious 12x12 Foot Deer Blind Allows Hunting in Comfort From the Elements

Deer Blind
YouTube: Beards and Bows Outdoors

Deer blinds don't get much more spacious than this.

While we love hunting, we don't always love dealing with the elements. Rain, wind, snow and cold can quickly put a damper on your hunt and leave you wanting to head back to the house and the comfort of a warm fire. This has led to some pretty elaborate blind builds.

Odds are you know someone who has undertaken one of these projects. One of the great things about the Internet is that many of these ideas and plans are now available online, making it easier than ever before to build your own extreme deer blind.

Today we're highlighting the blind built by the guys with Beards and Bows Outdoors on YouTube. This is a monstrous 12x12 deer blind/camp sitting approximately 11 feet off the ground. The interesting thing about this build is how much of it utilized recycled materials.

As we've mentioned here in the past at Wide Open Spaces, we know this style of hunting probably is not for everyone. Which is fine. However, we really dig blinds like this if they are going to 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 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. Using an old door that was going to be discarded anyway, RV windows that already silently slide open, and the recycling of tin for the sides and roof. The biggest costs when building a blind like this is going to be in lumber and if you can find a way to recycle that, it makes a project like this much more affordable. Thanks for sharing your blind and your ideas with the world guys!

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Spacious 12x12 Foot Deer Blind Allows Hunting in Comfort From the Elements