How To Build Hunting Box Blinds
Learning how to build hunting box blinds is a rewarding and satisfying way to add flavor to your outdoor experiences. Hunting box blinds can be made out of almost any material and take any shape or size. Some have a roof over top and others do not. The type of hunting box blind described here is rather simple and does not require a roof, only very minimal tools and skills to complete. Here is a list of what you will need to build this style of hunting box blind.
- 24' of 48" high woven wire (the type used for horse fencing and available at any farm store)
- A pair of wire cutters
- A machete
- Access to a field of weeds!
- The first step in building your hunting box blind is to cut lots of weeds, bushes, small saplings, or what ever else strikes your fancy. Use your machete to do this task. You may want use material that is common in the area where you will be hunting. When you think you have enough stuff cut, cut some more.
- Next, you need to weave all the material you cut into the wire that will form the walls of your hunting box blind. Be careful doing this and try not to weave through every hole. Remember, the goal is camouflage and that is best accomplished by not allowing too much wire to show through. When you are finished you should have something that looks very much like a large grass or brush mat.
- Finally, your hunting box blind will need a few shooting windows. Use the wire cutters to cut a few holes in the blind to your satisfaction.
- Set up the hunting box blind made of grass. Take the rolled up blind to your hunting location and unroll it. Tie the two ends loosely by forming a hook out a length of wire from the blind. Once the ends are connected, the blind should stand on its own and be roughly oval in shape. You may, of course, bend the wire as needed to form whatever shape is desirable.
- Optional step for your hunting box blind. If you desire a roof over your blind, you may accomplish this by weaving a second mat from a roll of wire cut to the appropriate length. Be sure to weave this mat with a longer length of material and to weave it tightly if you intend it to shed water. You may also want to trim part of the wall so that it is shorter and allows your roof to have a little slope to it.
This is by far the most effective hunting box blind to build. It is simple to construct, easy to relocate, and can be blended with ease to any area you wish to hunt in. Good luck and have fun with this simple project.