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Lets see your homemade bow blinds... #2321967 05/20/11 03:06 PM
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Im going to attempt to build a ground bow blind and was wondering what some of yours ended up looking like. I am going to build one that is 5x8 that can hold two people comfortably. Windows are what Im needing some ideas on. I shoot a compound and my Grandfather shoots a crossbow.... popcorn




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I use the same design as my gun blind, but add horizontal windows on all four sides. I hinge them from the side and put camo netting inside. I have not done one for the ground though. I just prefer to be verticle.


Re: Lets see your homemade bow blinds... [Re: texasspazzman] #2346923 06/02/11 02:38 PM
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I built this specifically for bowhunting, I framed it like i would a normal box 6X4 box stand but instead of having solid walls like a typical box, i used millatary netting so i could adjust the "windows" as i needed.





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would love to see some more pics of your blind. Looks great


Re: Lets see your homemade bow blinds... [Re: wellingtontx] #2355186 06/06/11 10:55 PM
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morter and seal all cracks ....fill all blocks.....hardi board w/ windows cut....inside black....shoot thru netting over the windows.....shingles on the roof (left over from a blding project)...6 ft. 6 ins. on the inside ....7.5 ft. ceiling....bilge pump hooked to solar panel in case we happen to get some water.......we shall see


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Are true ground blind. I like it. up
Gotta watch for Mr. No Shoulders that might come visit but can't get out.
Can't wait to see the finished product.



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We're going to need to see the building permits on these jobs LOL


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Can you say snakepit - wow. Please be careful stepping down in that thing in the dark.


Re: Lets see your homemade bow blinds... [Re: Bonner] #2369822 06/15/11 12:10 AM
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this works great where i hunt






Isn't the best way to save face to keep the lower part shut?
Re: Lets see your homemade bow blinds... [Re: nehntr] #2377395 06/19/11 01:46 PM
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Originally Posted By: nehntr
this works great where i hunt


I really like that bale blind......Did you make that?



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yep it took me about a total of 8 hours to frame it. and about 4 hrs to get the hay on it. 3 cattle panels some scrap angle iron and 4 sm. bales hay. 1 roll chicken wire. On first day sit my buddy shot a deer at 3 yards.




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yep it took me about a total of 8 hours to frame it. and about 4 hrs to get the hay on it. 3 cattle panels some scrap angle iron and 4 sm. bales hay. 1 roll chicken wire. On first day sit my buddy shot a deer at 3 yards.



Best bale blind I have ever seen... cheers



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thanks




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Bale blind is GREAT!!!!





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wheres the door on the Bale blind


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Here it is






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How long does the hay last? Very nice!


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How long does the hay last? Very nice!

Depends on grazing pressure grin
Great looking bale blind. Got any more pics of the making of it nehntr?



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21+ feet

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That is really awesome but:

How hot does it get in there?

Ever found any slithering visitors in there? I would be dreading opeing the door to that thing early in the morning.

Originally Posted By: nehntr
this works great where i hunt




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It isnt any hotter than a ground blind but it is alot warmer in the winter. I put the blind in the barn when season is over so the hay is in great shape. With this blind it can be put out anytime and the deer arent obvious to it at all. I am making several more of them now. I have about $200 bucks in them total and they will last for many seasons. It is based on a 3'6" rad. so inside draw area is 7'. This is really a durable (but heavy) blind. It can be moved by two people to just about anywhere with ease. Also there is no brushing in. I have had deer come and lay right next to it while I scouting from afar.


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how do you keep the hay from falling off is the chicken wire on top of it?



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Not finished yet.. built solo for the most part.









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