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Old 01-06-2007, 10:31 AM   #1
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We built this last summer and put it up in September. It's a 6x6 platform with an expanded metal floor. 6' tall square tubing uprights on the corners. Cattle panels welded to the uprights for walls, black-backed carpet hung on the panels with zip ties. Corrugated tin roof. Windows are shoot thru netting but can be opened. Has worked great so far - animals were ignoring it within a few weeks. Only downside is that it won't be much good for summer pig hunts - if the temp is above 80 or so it is hotter than Hades inside.
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Old 01-06-2007, 10:32 AM   #2
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Very nice!!
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Old 01-06-2007, 01:50 PM   #3
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you could shoot a recurve in that. I like that. If I knew that I could hunt the same place year after year that would be flat out the best thing since Twinkies!
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Old 01-06-2007, 05:08 PM   #4
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looks great all you need now is a cooling system
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Old 01-06-2007, 06:46 PM   #5
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Put a window unit in!! Lol just kidding!
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Old 01-06-2007, 10:36 PM   #6
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dang nice may i copy plz?
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Old 01-07-2007, 09:01 AM   #7
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There ya go, if the weather was nice you could just sleep up in that thing, roll over in the morning shoot yer deer and then put on a pot of coffee...
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Old 01-07-2007, 12:28 PM   #8
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Very nice! looks very comfy

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Only downside is that it won't be much good for summer pig hunts - if the temp is above 80 or so it is hotter than Hades inside.
Might try removeing the roof for summer time pig shoots at night, or storing the walls and leaving the roof on. Or mosquito netting the walls for ventilation and save the carpet for the cooler months.
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Old 01-08-2007, 09:49 PM   #9
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Very nice indeed!
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Old 03-04-2007, 05:42 PM   #10
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Jerp, where do you get your shoot-through netting?
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Old 03-05-2007, 11:06 AM   #11
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I've always used the nylon camo netting you can pick up at Academy or WalMart I think it's by Hunters Specialties. However the last time I bought it it's now made with a much tighter weave than the older stuff and I'm not sure if it will work as well. I think I'll start ordering the netting from the Double Bull Archery website.
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