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Old 03-26-2008, 09:26 PM
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Deer Blinds?

I've got two spots on my ranch that have been for sure kill spots for the last several years. I'm going to upgrade my current blind setup and I was wondering what brand of manufactured permanent blinds people liked. Price isn't necessarily a huge concern but a good value is always nice. I'm not interested in portable blinds as I already have 3 Double Bulls that work very well. Surely there are a few Texans here that can weigh in on this.
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Old 03-26-2008, 09:43 PM
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this is one i built last yr framed it up with 2x4 and insulated it its on a 12ft tower now and painted. carpeted the walls and floor also figured if i built it comfortable my dad would hunt more. i had about 300 in it not counting the stand my nieghbor at the ranch is a welder and i trade out some work for the tower he built me. this thing was a challenge to stand up as it was really heavy
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Old 03-26-2008, 09:45 PM
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You might want to give a sportsman's condo a try if you do not mind plastic. I bought a few Blynds as few years back and wish I had seen the sportsmans condos first.
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Old 03-26-2008, 10:40 PM
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stx's blind looks good for size. I think a 4' x 4' x 6' tall with at least a 4' high door is good for 1 hunter. I like wide swing up windows, but the sliders can keep you a lot warmer. If 2 people are going to hunt in the same blind, 4' x 6' x 6' tall is good. I don't like short doors. Also a good office chair with arms is good, and I like about a 6" wide shelf for the window sills to use as rifle rests, and I put cheap carpet on them for quietness and ease of swinging if you can't avoid a running shot. Carpet on the floor is also good for quietening a blind. Depending on the type of cover, you may want to be just a foot or so off the ground or you might need a tower to look out over low cover and open ground. Tie the towers down real good. They can really move around in a strong wind, and could possibly blow over with someone in them. The best blinds I've set up are in as much cover as I can get and still have shooting lanes. I put them in scrub oak motts and/or cedar bushes to mask their shape as much as possible. Live oaks and cedars are good because they hold their foliage during the winter hunting seasons.

I have never had a chance to hunt out of the plastic blinds eddybo mentioned, but I don't know any reason they wouldn't be very good.

In general, the more comfortable a blind is, the longer hours you will spend hunting.

Hope this helps some, Tom
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Old 03-27-2008, 03:16 AM
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I've hunted out of carpeted wooden blinds and plastic ones. I like the wooden ones better because they are quite a bit quieter. I have found the plastic ones to be pretty noisy. Didn't seem to hurt the hunting, but I like the quiet.
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Old 03-27-2008, 07:27 AM
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Thanks for the replies. STXHUNTER, if you put some siding on that blind it would be a nicer house than some of the people live in here.
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Old 03-27-2008, 08:50 AM
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You might try looking at Texas Hunter Products! Texas Hunter Products - High Quality, Affordable Deer Feeders and Blinds

I've never bought one, only seen them in various stores.
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