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Old 01-11-2017, 08:56 PM   #51
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Love a good DIY son!
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Old 01-11-2017, 09:01 PM   #52
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Will be borrowing this idea. My son will be bow hunting for the first time next season. Will be good for him. Heck I might make money for me.

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Old 01-11-2017, 09:13 PM   #53
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I'm curious to hear what Leddy used. I found some decent camo at Academy today that wasn't too expensive.

http://www.academy.com/shop/pdp/camo...ildCatid=29412
I bought it from Academy for $15/package and used 6. The base layer is basically camo burlap, then covered that with the leafy camo wrap. Takes 2 to get over bonnet and 1 around front.
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Old 01-11-2017, 09:14 PM   #54
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Also where the supports cross we tied together with wire as they will hit together and make some noise.
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Old 01-11-2017, 10:07 PM   #55
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Zippie ties are one of the best inventions ever
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Old 01-14-2017, 05:51 PM   #56
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Sweet!
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Old 01-14-2017, 06:40 PM   #57
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I like it. Better than ground blinds.
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Old 01-15-2017, 12:20 PM   #58
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That's pretty cool sir. I like it.
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Old 01-16-2017, 08:37 PM   #59
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We finished up our rendition this today. Like some of you suggested, we first wrapped the cattle panel sides and roof with black plastic.

The thickest plastic we could find was only 3mm so we added a brown tarp over the roof. We then wrapped the whole thing with poly-ethylene camo we found at Academy.

I added a door on the back side that is hung from a piece of 1-inch PVC pipe and that is attached to the padded rail with a couple of hose clamps.

I am glad I had my son and his buddy along when it came to time to insert the legs and lift the stand. Its not too heavy, but its awkward.

I have to say that I am very happy with the quality of this Game Winner blind. The directions were clear, and every part, nut, and bolt was labeled correctly. And everything fit together as it should.

In the last photo my son and his buddy are sitting in the blind...and they're fairly well concealed in the darkness.

Thanks again to Leddy for the idea and I apologize for hijacking your thread.
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Old 01-17-2017, 09:22 AM   #60
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Oh, wow! I like it - a LOT. Thanks for posting this!
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Old 01-17-2017, 09:35 AM   #61
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Very cool idea.


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Old 01-17-2017, 09:50 AM   #62
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Man that is some cool blinds. Good mods.
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Old 01-17-2017, 09:56 AM   #63
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I have that exact same stand in both a double and a single. I'm wondering if putting black plastic over it first then camo to keep the rain somewhat off of you will make it too hot.
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Old 01-17-2017, 09:58 AM   #64
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Apparently I didn't scroll through all the pics and you had same idea.
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Old 01-17-2017, 10:05 AM   #65
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Looks like they redesigned the seat backs. It used to attach and pivot in the middle.....didn't give enough room for ones rump on the seat. Looks a lot better now, I took the seat completely off and just put Woodsey To seats up there.
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Old 01-17-2017, 04:48 PM   #66
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We finished up our rendition this today. Like some of you suggested, we first wrapped the cattle panel sides and roof with black plastic.

The thickest plastic we could find was only 3mm so we added a brown tarp over the roof. We then wrapped the whole thing with poly-ethylene camo we found at Academy.

I added a door on the back side that is hung from a piece of 1-inch PVC pipe and that is attached to the padded rail with a couple of hose clamps.

I am glad I had my son and his buddy along when it came to time to insert the legs and lift the stand. Its not too heavy, but its awkward.

I have to say that I am very happy with the quality of this Game Winner blind. The directions were clear, and every part, nut, and bolt was labeled correctly. And everything fit together as it should.

In the last photo my son and his buddy are sitting in the blind...and they're fairly well concealed in the darkness.

Thanks again to Leddy for the idea and I apologize for hijacking your thread.
Nice!!!
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Old 02-08-2017, 03:11 PM   #67
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We finished up our rendition this today. Like some of you suggested, we first wrapped the cattle panel sides and roof with black plastic.

The thickest plastic we could find was only 3mm so we added a brown tarp over the roof. We then wrapped the whole thing with poly-ethylene camo we found at Academy.

I added a door on the back side that is hung from a piece of 1-inch PVC pipe and that is attached to the padded rail with a couple of hose clamps.

I am glad I had my son and his buddy along when it came to time to insert the legs and lift the stand. Its not too heavy, but its awkward.

I have to say that I am very happy with the quality of this Game Winner blind. The directions were clear, and every part, nut, and bolt was labeled correctly. And everything fit together as it should.

In the last photo my son and his buddy are sitting in the blind...and they're fairly well concealed in the darkness.

Thanks again to Leddy for the idea and I apologize for hijacking your thread.
Very nice!

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Old 02-08-2017, 03:15 PM   #68
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I had been kicking around this idea for a good bit about modifying an Academy Quad Pod.

I started with their Quad Pod

Added a full 16' cattle panel. Zip tied tied it to the frame.

Added small painted half circle piece of plywood to the back of the top.

Wrapped it with 2 layers of camo wrap and up she went.

I thought it turned out real nice for less than $350.

Not sure what type of Zip Ties you used but if the heavy plastic ones, I would recommend going back and reinforce with some of the metal Zip Ties, or maybe even some good bailing wire. Those plastic Zip Ties will weather rot over time and start breaking, even though they are covered.
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Old 03-21-2017, 02:13 PM   #69
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Very cool idea!!


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Old 03-21-2017, 03:05 PM   #70
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That looks really good.
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Old 03-21-2017, 03:25 PM   #71
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That looks real good. Is there enough room to stand and take a shot with a bow. It's hard to tell from the pics if you would be able to shoot a bow sitting with the rail.
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Old 03-21-2017, 07:22 PM   #72
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Yep, I believe that will work!

I wonder if I could shoot my longbow out of it?
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Old 03-21-2017, 11:14 PM   #73
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That looks real good. Is there enough room to stand and take a shot with a bow. It's hard to tell from the pics if you would be able to shoot a bow sitting with the rail.
I am 6'2" and in the middle my head does not touch.
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Old 03-22-2017, 07:16 PM   #74
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Do you have to stand to shoot or can you shoot sitting?
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Old 03-22-2017, 07:32 PM   #75
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For years and years, we used old residential carpet that we would pulled out of dumpsters. I imagine outdoor carpet would work well.

I assume you would only use the outdoor carpet without the black plastic. Out of curiosity, are there any issues with using black plastic?

My plan for finishing up the Quad Pod was to first wrap in plastic and then cover with the camo netting.
Well, I guess I never saw this thread again ! The plastic is noisy if you hit it and it's hot when temps are up, other than that, no issues.

I went a different direction with my blinds. I use a top that's made commercially and ran my catlle panel horizontally. I turned it in a circle to fit the top and that left a nice doorway. I fabbed up a door frame with angle and strap and made the door with another piece of panel. Cut out three windows and covered them in camo netting. Works well !
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Old 03-22-2017, 07:35 PM   #76
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Here's another on a short wooden platform.
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