How To Build A Deer Blind
A deer blind is an effective way to conceal yourself from deer while you hunt, which is why you should know how to build a deer blind. Hunting deer without a deer blind can be painstakingly hard, as deer are instinctively cautious, shying away from any perceived threat.
To build a deer blind, you will need
- 2 x 4 boards
- Circular Saw
- Hammer and Nails
- Plywood Sheeting
- Tape Measure
- Start by picking a location for your deer blind. It should be a place that lots of deer frequent, and the place where you build the blind should have some form of natural concealment too (such as trees or bushes). Don't choose a location where the window of the blind looks directly into the sun, as this could blind you when shooting - greatly reducing your chances of scoring a successful hit.
- Now build the base of the blind. Line up four pieces of 2 x 4 boards, making a square. Ensure that all four boards are the same length. Nail the boards together using the hammer and nails. Now you will need to add cross beams for the base, every twelve inches apart. Line up the cross beans inside the base, and hammer them to the square base.
- Once you are done with the base, start working on the walls. Choose whether you want a blind you can kneel in or stand in. Depending on your preference, pick a height for the roof (four ft. or eight ft.). Line the 2 x 4s so that they are perpendicular along the perimeter of the base and have a spacing of twelve inches between each beam. This will make the deer blind secure.
- Now you will need to add the Plywood. It is recommended that you use treated plywood, so that it doesn't disintegrate from rainfall or insects. Cut four squares of plywood the same size as your walls, and nail the sheeting to the outside of all four walls of the deer blind.
- You will need a window and a door. Use the saw to cut a hole on the back side of the deer blind, to allow you to enter and exit quietly. Then cut a rectangular hole on the front of the deer blind to allow for you to hunt.
- Now nail a plywood sheet to the top frame, which will make the roof. This will darken the inside of the deer blind, and will prevent deer from noticing your presence.
- Paint the outside of the walls of the deer blind, in matte camouflage colors such as brown, black and green. Try to match the foliage behind the structure. For added concealment, you should nail branches with leaves to the outside, so that it blends into the foliage.