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Author Topic: New Ground Blinds  (Read 305 times)

Offline MichiganLouie

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Re: New Ground Blinds
« Reply #15 on: December 14, 2018, 05:35:03 PM »
My ground blind cost me 6k, had to wait 6 months for delivery, and definitely not portable.  However, it will withstand heavy snow loads and heavy winds. Lol. It is perfectly located, killed 6 deer out of it in 3 yrs.  @--0--0118
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Offline Madgomer

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Re: New Ground Blinds
« Reply #16 on: December 14, 2018, 05:44:12 PM »
Louie - send us a picture sometime, I assume you're talking about some sort of shed?

Have been considering putting a small building out behind the pond to store kayaks & stuff in, and of course with a window situated out the south side too for occasional viewing of the wildlife.   
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Offline MichiganLouie

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Re: New Ground Blinds
« Reply #17 on: December 18, 2018, 11:24:34 AM »
Sorry I am a bit slow in replying, been under the weather these last few days.  It's been dry and sunny around here for two weeks, most snow is gone.  I need snow!  Anyway, Roger here are the pics.  Yes, I'm talking about a shed.  It's a 12x20 raised garage.  Large enough for a car, but I use to store mowers during winter, snowblower during fall, some rough sawn oak, ladders, etc.  It does have two windows, one facing west, the other one east.  It's a big improvement over my old barn, that basically it was just good enough to keep stuff out of sight only.  Two levels, roof was gone, the floor was going, I screwed a 4x8 sheet of plywood to the rafters, just over where I sat.  it did offer some protection from the wind.  The 2nd pic is my view from the new building, which is roughly 10 yds farther east than the old barn.
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Offline yari

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Re: New Ground Blinds
« Reply #18 on: December 18, 2018, 04:51:40 PM »
now that's a blind louis. no wonder the chucks want to be there --099-780 --09--0
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Offline MichiganLouie

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Re: New Ground Blinds
« Reply #19 on: December 18, 2018, 05:18:25 PM »
Yari, that pic was taken before I built a ramp.  Chucks seem to come from the woods on the north, crawl under the barn and sun themselves on the ramp.  Sometimes, they feed a little in the vicinity of the ramp.  First one I shot last year was on the ramp.  It is the first place I look for woodchucks.   I would love to have one of those Redneck hay bale blind.
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Offline yari

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Re: New Ground Blinds
« Reply #20 on: December 18, 2018, 06:37:33 PM »
Yari, that pic was taken before I built a ramp.  Chucks seem to come from the woods on the north, crawl under the barn and sun themselves on the ramp.  Sometimes, they feed a little in the vicinity of the ramp.  First one I shot last year was on the ramp.  It is the first place I look for woodchucks.   I would love to have one of those Redneck hay bale blind.

they are nice, but bulky. the fold-ups are tough to beat space wise
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Offline BoBallistic

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Re: New Ground Blinds
« Reply #21 on: December 18, 2018, 07:02:20 PM »
Louie - Man if I owned our land, that would be the first thing I would do it to put a blind/house like that for sure!!! A place for my ATV a heater, a nice lazyboy chair and a cooler...Man oh man....

Thanks for posting the pictures!!!
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Offline MichiganLouie

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Re: New Ground Blinds
« Reply #22 on: December 18, 2018, 07:51:29 PM »
Bo, I only own 4 acres, but the property that surrounds mine is 195 acres. I keep thinking I want to build an elevated blind, but the question that keeps coming back, is where to build it.
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Offline Madgomer

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Re: New Ground Blinds
« Reply #23 on: December 18, 2018, 09:10:41 PM »
Very nice Louie, that's along the lines of what I'd like to have back behind the pond.  I need something at least 14' long to get the longer kayaks in it.  Having a window or two facing the food plots would be great!
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Re: New Ground Blinds
« Reply #24 on: December 19, 2018, 08:08:06 PM »
Nice property!
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