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Retirement Stand aka Camper Blind success #7401063 01/10/19 08:59 PM
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Finally got to hunt my new blind near Carthage. This was the biggest clearing I had to choose from in the woods and only 50 yards from blind to feeder so I was worried the blind might be too close. Deer and hogs never seem to notice it. I have some other time lapse of deer walking around it within a couple feet of the windows paying no attention to it. Raccoons try to get into it even while I am inside yelling at them to go away. The main purpose is for night hog hunting rather than Deer hunting as well as a base camp for public land hunting a county or two away. I have a Deer lease in Young county for the more serious Deer hunting, but I did take advantage of muzzleloader season for a doe the other morning.Those plotwatchers are really neat. I have it on the deer carcass now. Clicking on the big thumbnail pictures may or may not work for the videos. It was a lot of work making this 50 year old camper safe to tow home, restoring it, adapting it for combination off the grid camping and hunting, towing it to East Texas in a high winds thunderstorm without falling apart, then having to rebuild a washed out bridge to get it across a creek to set up where I am hunting. Took a few months from start to end, but it was worth it. I would call my "retirement stand" project a great success.


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For East Texas that is a target rich environment, nice place to shoot a hog at night.
You need to rig up a bell or something to ring in the trailer when the kill light comes on.

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Originally Posted by Old Rabbit
For East Texas that is a target rich environment, nice place to shoot a hog at night.
You need to rig up a bell or something to ring in the trailer when the kill light comes on.


Already done. I used a Chamberlain driveway sensor. The receiver is hardwired into the battery/solar system and mounted over the shooting bench. There is a separate smaller clearing through the trees on the other side of the camper that I moved the pig pipe to with a separate sensor. Plywood on the walls has been stained since this picture and looks much nicer, not that it really matters.

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Re: Retirement Stand aka Camper Blind success [Re: Sniper John] #7401109 01/10/19 09:45 PM
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Still left to do. I hauled in a stack of cylinder blocks and landscape stones so I can jack the camper well up off the ground and level, then I will take those new white wheels and tires off and put the old rusty ones back on.

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With the bed folded out. It also has a nice office chair not pictured for when the bed is put up.

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This weekend I put an antenna up a tree for the 12 volt TV and got 19 Channels out of Shreveport, not to mention the roku with 3 TB of downloaded movies, shows, and music on a portable hard drive.

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Re: Retirement Stand aka Camper Blind success [Re: Sniper John] #7401115 01/10/19 09:51 PM
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Originally Posted by Sniper John
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For East Texas that is a target rich environment, nice place to shoot a hog at night.
You need to rig up a bell or something to ring in the trailer when the kill light comes on.


Already done. I used a Chamberlain driveway sensor. The receiver is hardwired into the battery/solar system and mounted over the shooting bench. There is a separate smaller clearing through the trees on the other side of the camper that I moved the pig pipe to with a separate sensor. Plywood on the walls has been stained since this picture and looks much nicer, not that it really matters.

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Very, very nice. I assume you could use the same kinda sensor in case anybody came snooping around your...still. bolt


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Re: Retirement Stand aka Camper Blind success [Re: Sniper John] #7401117 01/10/19 09:54 PM
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That is a really nice setup. Put it on VRBO and you can make a little side money.


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Very, very nice. I assume you could use the same kinda sensor in case anybody came snooping around your...still. bolt


There are two switches for that. Mostly just for the fun of it because I had several broken or missing running lights causing water damage and needed to do something with them to fix the problem anyway. I replaced them with cheap green led lights from China. With the Sasquatch switch I can light up the entire perimeter to see any approaching Revenuers or Sasquatches. If I hit the Bunny Burners it lights up the world and will blind them. banana


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Thatís an awesome blind!!!


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Originally Posted by TEXASLEFTY
Thatís an awesome blind!!!


Very impressive up


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Would be hard for me to ever leave once I settled in! Great job.

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I like it!


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Thatís an awesome blind!!!


Very impressive up

Might should just keep the rims and tires at the house, make it harder for your camp to not be "disappeared"


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that is really great, my kind of living, thanks for sharing


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Right on bud. Thats a hell of a rig right there


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That is just too freaking cool. Good job.

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Impressive setup you have there.
I have paid to sleep in places that didn't have that much ambiance.

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Man that is one heck of a deep woods Butt Hut Blind cheers


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Pretty cool. I think once they get used to it the deer don't care.

2 weeks ago my dad was at our place hunting had just gotten back and made a pot of coffee then walked outside and there were 2 deer standing in the camp yard between our shop building outhouse and cattle pens.


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