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Old 05-02-2018, 09:23 AM   #1
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Default Cattle Panel Blind (My Version)

Here is my version of a cattle panel blind.........I took ideas from many post on here. 6ft deep by 5ft 6in wide. Skinned with free heavy duty industrial landscape fabric. Painted with an entire gallon of good exterior ooooops paint from Lowes.

I do know the image is sideways, and I can't for the life of me figure out how to fix that. I am a long time reader, and first time thread creator.....so cut me some slack.
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Old 05-02-2018, 09:25 AM   #2
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I installed this in a 20 acre cut over that I just purchased in South Mississippi. The horns are not huge on our deer, but the deer are plentiful. A 130 is a massive trophy to us in my area.
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Old 05-02-2018, 09:26 AM   #3
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Turned out pretty sweet
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Old 05-02-2018, 09:29 AM   #4
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Very nice! I have a bunch of coroplast and panels on hand, thinking about making one myself.
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Old 05-02-2018, 09:31 AM   #5
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Nice!
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Old 05-02-2018, 09:35 AM   #6
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I forgot to mention I built a standard 2x6 base floored with deck boards to get it off the ground a little. It’s on a hill so long front legs and short back ones to make it easier to level. Front is about 2.5 feet off the ground and back is about 8 inches.
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Old 05-02-2018, 09:37 AM   #7
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Side windows are shoot through mesh, front window is a solid board on a hinge. I like to have my front window open in the fading light to give me the best visibility.
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Old 05-02-2018, 11:15 AM   #8
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looks good
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Old 05-02-2018, 11:19 AM   #9
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Sweet! I need to build a couple
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Old 05-02-2018, 11:21 AM   #10
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Looks good!
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Old 05-02-2018, 11:36 AM   #11
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Cost I have in the blind is really low. Some zip ties, some scrap lumber. All I really purchased was two cattle panels, 4-2x6s, a $9 bucket of oops paint, and two small hinges.
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Old 05-02-2018, 01:26 PM   #12
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Cool build, ought to be fun to hunt out of.
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Old 05-03-2018, 09:31 PM   #13
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I like it! So you paint landscape fabric? Does it breath enough so you don't melt?
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Old 05-03-2018, 10:43 PM   #14
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Very nice. What part of MS are you in?


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Old 05-03-2018, 10:54 PM   #15
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Well done!! Do you have any pics of inside?
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Old 05-04-2018, 10:13 AM   #16
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Painted the heavy duty industrial grade landscape fabric with an entire gallon of good quality ooops paint from Lowe’s. It does breath some, but it would be hot on an afternoon sit in early season for sure. May end up hunting it mornings only until it cools off some later in October.
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Old 05-04-2018, 10:14 AM   #17
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I’m in South MS, very small town about 15 min north of Laurel, MS.
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Old 05-04-2018, 10:15 AM   #18
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I will be out at the new land this weekend, and I will take some interior pics for y’all.
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Old 05-04-2018, 10:23 AM   #19
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I have purchased and used pop ups for years, but they just don’t last around here. I have the older version of this blind still going strong on my brothers land after 6 years.

Our deer are much less spooky if you can leave a blind year round. I have had them turn inside out when a new pop up is placed, even if you brush it in good!

MS deer have small horns and spook easily.......great characteristics huh?
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Old 05-04-2018, 10:55 AM   #20
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MS deer have small horns and spook easily.......great characteristics huh?
They get that way after being run by dogs and shot at all the time.
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Old 05-04-2018, 02:58 PM   #21
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Yep I agree......dog season is getting shorter every year. Maybe they are finally wising up!
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Old 05-04-2018, 03:01 PM   #22
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Dog hunting population here is aging rapidly........not many young people involved in the dog hunting scene anymore. Hopefully it continues to decline.
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Old 05-08-2018, 08:25 AM   #23
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Old 05-12-2018, 09:19 PM   #24
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We have built cattle panel blinds before but they don't have good windows like yours. How did you attach the lumber for the window frames to the panel?
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Old 05-12-2018, 09:22 PM   #25
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Also, what kind of doorway does it have?
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Old 05-12-2018, 10:45 PM   #26
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Looks good
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Old 05-13-2018, 09:40 AM   #27
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Windows are just treated 1x2 sandwich around the wires of the cattle panel with deck screws.
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Old 05-13-2018, 09:43 AM   #28
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Trying to add more pics, but I keep getting an “upload failed” error. Anyone know how to solve this problem.
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Old 05-13-2018, 09:45 AM   #29
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Front window I added small hinges with a wooden window that flips upward.

Side windows are just shoot through mesh stretched and stapled to the 1x2s.
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Old 05-13-2018, 09:57 AM   #30
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Did you tac your roof to your sides? The ones I've seen use PVC or something for the top looks like your roof is a seperate piece of panel? How is the roof supported? And you just tposted to 4 corners?Looks good. Cool blind especially for the money it's a great blind.
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Old 05-13-2018, 10:06 AM   #31
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Roof is a separate panel piece bent in an arch and secured to the sides with just fence wire and zip ties. Pretty low tech.

No T post in the corners. I just secured the corners together with wire and zip ties as well.

I attached the bottom wire to the wooden base with u shaped fence mails.
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Old 05-13-2018, 10:22 AM   #32
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Trying to add more pics, but I keep getting an “upload failed” error. Anyone know how to solve this problem.
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Old 05-13-2018, 11:49 AM   #33
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Old 05-13-2018, 12:10 PM   #34
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Thanks
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Roof is a separate panel piece bent in an arch and secured to the sides with just fence wire and zip ties. Pretty low tech.

No T post in the corners. I just secured the corners together with wire and zip ties as well.

I attached the bottom wire to the wooden base with u shaped fence mails.
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Old 05-13-2018, 05:19 PM   #35
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Door is just another flat panel a little bigger than the opening. Secured with zip ties and wire.
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Old 05-13-2018, 10:45 PM   #36
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Thanks for the info on the windows and the door. Blind looks solid. You did a great job.
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Old 05-13-2018, 10:49 PM   #37
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Awesome looking blinds
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Old 05-14-2018, 01:45 PM   #38
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I appreciate the kind words, I’m not much of a carpenter.
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Old 05-16-2018, 10:10 PM   #39
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Sweet and east setup
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Old 05-16-2018, 11:28 PM   #40
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Really need to make a couple of these before season this year. Your's turned out awesome!

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Old 05-17-2018, 10:08 AM   #41
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Update:

Planted 4 Japanese Persimmons and two Keifer Pears in front of the blind with goat wire protector rings. I have two trees at 20, 25, and 30 yards.

I did some keifer pears a few years back and they did great until the deer found them and ate them down to about 16” stub. Hopefully I have these protected.
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Old 05-31-2018, 03:50 PM   #42
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I use small hose clamps instead of wire. That wire and I don't get along.
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Old 06-02-2018, 10:42 PM   #43
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Looks great, very simple inexpensive design, it will hunt just as well as a 3000.00 blind. I like these kind of posts!
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Old 06-03-2018, 08:16 PM   #44
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Cool Thanks for sharing
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Old 06-05-2018, 02:27 PM   #45
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I like it!
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Old 06-05-2018, 02:40 PM   #46
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And that metal mesh works like a Hecs suit! seriously though nice job.
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Old 06-05-2018, 04:40 PM   #47
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Nice job, I’d hunt out of it!
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