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Old 02-18-2018, 11:12 PM   #1
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Default Found my feeder blind combo!

I like doing DIY projects.

I have always wanted to put a blind on top of a feeder. I know that sounds absurd! But I have always wanted to be able to see 360 degrees and watch deer come right to me. I think I have found my base part or the feeder that can support my idea without costing a fortune. I found this 825 gallon tank/ feeder with a ladder already fabricated.

Bottom idea.
Cut the bottom part off. Weld a plate to the bottom cone. Add a lower unit of some kind. Weld mess wire with a door on one side to the bottom legs for coon control.

Top idea.
Cut the top off flush with the ladder platform. Weld braces with an 8 x 8 frame for a deck. Then put one of my hay ring blinds (pictured) or I might buy a krivoman blind and put it up there. Have a trap door inside the blind where the cut off piece was for fill-ups.

Its gonna be in three pieces. Ladder, blind and feeder. It will be a heavy sunofagun!

What do yall think? Crazy idea or what. Give me your ideas on fabrications!
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Old 02-18-2018, 11:16 PM   #2
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I think the idea is interesting, just not sure how well it would work for hunting........ but you might also be on to something. Who know. I say go for it!
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Old 02-18-2018, 11:38 PM   #3
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Do it!!!
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Old 02-18-2018, 11:48 PM   #4
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It will be different, but it will either work or it won’t. Go for it I always wondered how it would be hunting on a feeder.
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Old 02-18-2018, 11:56 PM   #5
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You might ought a get a patent before you go asking, might revolutionize feeder hunters.
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Old 02-19-2018, 01:26 AM   #6
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I just don't see it working. Would be almost impossible to beat their nose on a consistent basis with corn being slung 360 degrees around you.
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Old 03-08-2018, 09:37 AM   #7
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I just don't see it working. Would be almost impossible to beat their nose on a consistent basis with corn being slung 360 degrees around you.
That would be my concern as well. I just don't see you beating their nose. Not saying you won't shoot anything, but I don't think you'll get a mature buck from that setup. You may get some young deer, but I foresee a lot of old does stomping and blowing at you & only seeing mature bucks on camera (if there are any around).

But with that being said, I'll be following along to see how the build turns out. Good luck!

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Old 02-19-2018, 01:53 AM   #8
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I have a bucket feeder hanging from the same tree I hunt out of. I have pigs and deer under me all the time. The bucket feeder was 60 bucks and the ladder stand was 70. Took about 2 hours to setup.
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Old 02-19-2018, 02:13 AM   #9
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That blind looks big enough to lay in for a nap after lunch!
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Old 02-19-2018, 03:17 AM   #10
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I like Tolbert's idea of how to proceed. Perhaps you could add an extra story foes times you need a more elevated view., maybe a surplus sub conning tower from NAVY salvage. That would come with a few extra bells and whistles.
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Old 02-19-2018, 08:14 AM   #11
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Someone thinks most really good ideas are stupid.


I stopped asking for others opinions long ago. Just build it!
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Old 02-19-2018, 10:30 AM   #12
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Someone thinks most really good ideas are stupid.


I stopped asking for others opinions long ago. Just build it!


D-MO- you need to write a book. Another classic line.
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Old 02-19-2018, 08:27 AM   #13
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Love the idea. I think it would be a PITA to fill through the blind though. May want to think about cutting a hole in the top of the tank next to the ladder and fabricating a lid for it.
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Old 02-19-2018, 04:23 PM   #14
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"Love the idea. I think it would be a PITA to fill through the blind though. May want to think about cutting a hole in the top of the tank next to the ladder and fabricating a lid for it."

I thought the same thing. Probably will do this

"You might ought a get a patent before you go asking, might revolutionize feeder hunters."

"I like Tolbert's idea of how to proceed. Perhaps you could add an extra story foes times you need a more elevated view., maybe a surplus sub conning tower from NAVY salvage. That would come with a few extra bells and whistles."

Both of you guys will be on the new companies advisory board!

"Someone thinks most really good ideas are stupid."

Thats funny there DMO!
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Old 02-19-2018, 04:27 PM   #15
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I think it is a heck of an idea. Could have some issues with scent control, but so be it. Build it !!!!!!
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Old 02-19-2018, 04:47 PM   #16
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Does Ozonics make an industrial unit?
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Old 02-19-2018, 04:52 PM   #17
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One other potential issue I would think would be that the deer are too far directly below you, but I wouldnít let that stop me if I was you
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Old 02-19-2018, 10:32 PM   #18
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Ok gents, I secured the tank tonight. It will be a long process. I will keep yall updated. Here's a rough, really rough drawing of my idea right now. You get a general idea.
Several have concerns about scent control. I will keep all my clothes in a bag of corn. I plan on the blind being enclosed with windows and a door.
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Old 02-20-2018, 10:31 AM   #19
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Ok gents, I secured the tank tonight. It will be a long process. I will keep yall updated. Here's a rough, really rough drawing of my idea right now. You get a general idea.
Several have concerns about scent control. I will keep all my clothes in a bag of corn. I plan on the blind being enclosed with windows and a door.


Good luck....I don't think clothes in a bag of corn is going to help you much though. It's you body that has the stink.
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Old 02-20-2018, 11:58 AM   #20
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Good luck....I don't think clothes in a bag of corn is going to help you much though. It's you body that has the stink.
During the season I take a vinilla shower once a week even if I don't need it

Directional feeder is a solid idea.

We get out with deer around us most everytime. Doesn't seem to bother them much.

I thought about a swivel seat on top. I would rather cut it off and have the middle floor space open.

I figured capacity (825 gallons) will be around 4500lbs +/-. I only can afford to fill it up once a year. That should last awhile anyway
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Old 02-20-2018, 05:13 PM   #21
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During the season I take a vinilla shower once a week even if I don't need it



Directional feeder is a solid idea.



We get out with deer around us most everytime. Doesn't seem to bother them much.



I thought about a swivel seat on top. I would rather cut it off and have the middle floor space open.



I figured capacity (825 gallons) will be around 4500lbs +/-. I only can afford to fill it up once a year. That should last awhile anyway


Hell you didnít say vanilla the first time.

They couldnít smell you with their nose in your armpit with that stuff
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Old 02-19-2018, 11:33 PM   #22
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Man I love it!
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Old 02-20-2018, 03:49 AM   #23
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Old 02-20-2018, 08:46 AM   #24
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Why can't you use that little chimney part as the seat? Just throw you a swivel chair on it and spin away. Leave some openings in the floor so you can shoot em while they stand under you...maybe with some shoot thru mesh.

We can call it the sit and spin mega feeder/blind combo.

oh look...what is that?
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Old 02-20-2018, 09:08 AM   #25
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Does putting your camo in corn actually work?

I never thought of it,just used the dead wind scent control spray.
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Old 02-20-2018, 09:19 AM   #26
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there was an episode of "king of the hill" where the dad took his kid hunting at a high fence ranch. they were sitting in a blind on top of a feeder... deer were literally eating at their feet. never seen it done before, but i'm sure they got the idea from somewhere
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Old 02-20-2018, 10:08 AM   #27
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there was an episode of "king of the hill" where the dad took his kid hunting at a high fence ranch. they were sitting in a blind on top of a feeder... deer were literally eating at their feet. never seen it done before, but i'm sure they got the idea from somewhere
LMAO! I thought of the exact same episode!
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Old 02-20-2018, 09:25 AM   #28
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I like it, but i think filling it will be a HUGE pain in the @$$
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Old 02-20-2018, 09:38 AM   #29
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Thatís thinking outside of the box. You may be on to a new way of hunting.


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Old 02-20-2018, 09:50 AM   #30
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I think I would put a directional feeder rather than a typical 360į thrower. I think itís gonna be near impossible to get repositioned if the deer you want to shoot comes in behind you, scent control issues aside.


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Old 02-20-2018, 10:10 AM   #31
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I agree..... Mount a Krivoman Directinal feeder on it and then focus in that direction.
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I agree..... Mount a Krivoman Directinal feeder on it and then focus in that direction.


Directional feeding sounds like the way to go with this set up. Set the whole dang thing on some kind of motorized turret so you can turn it to throw upwind of you!! If the wind shifts, just move the joystick to turn the whole unit into the new wind direction. You're welcome. I expect royalty checks on profits soon.
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Old 02-20-2018, 04:20 PM   #33
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Bingo this is exactly what I would do and I would put it into the brush and have the unit shoot corn into the open area.
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Old 02-20-2018, 10:23 AM   #34
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It would be neat to be able to stand up there and drop a spear
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Old 02-20-2018, 10:38 AM   #35
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Better yet use a directional feeder that you can rotate to the best wind for any particular condition!
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Old 02-20-2018, 10:38 AM   #36
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Looks awesome, in!
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Old 02-20-2018, 11:05 AM   #37
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gonna be interesting to see how many times you can get out of the blind in the dark after the evening hunt without scaring deer away. Should be an awesome hunt though.
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Old 02-20-2018, 11:25 AM   #38
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Maybe use a directional spin unit so the corn is always thrown in one direction. Could keep them from winding you. Just an idea.
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Old 02-20-2018, 12:39 PM   #39
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.... I found this 825 gallon tank/ feeder with a ladder already fabricated....
That thing will hold 4450# of corn!

Build it but pay special attention to ways to keep the sound & scent down. I've always though a blind over a feeder would be fun.
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Old 02-20-2018, 01:21 PM   #40
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That thing will hold 4450# of corn!

Build it but pay special attention to ways to keep the sound & scent down. I've always though a blind over a feeder would be fun.
Hehe, The guy told me it weighs 3500lbs. With 4450lbs. of corn a blind?lbs. and my 330lbs it MIGHT NOT blow over. Its 10 foot tall at the top!
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Old 02-20-2018, 01:18 PM   #41
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Go for it!
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Old 02-20-2018, 01:23 PM   #42
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I have a feeling you are going to be spending a lot of next season being very still, and very quiet.
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Old 02-20-2018, 01:36 PM   #43
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I love the idea and I'm jealous because I don't have the resources to try something like that! GO FOR IT!
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Old 02-20-2018, 01:38 PM   #44
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Lol, I think it's great and different.
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Old 02-20-2018, 02:12 PM   #45
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Worst case scenario, you end up with a BA feeder.
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Old 02-20-2018, 03:15 PM   #46
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Worst case scenario, you end up with a BA feeder.
I do think this would make him president of the BA feeder club ... and there have been a few doozies posted on here, over the years!
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Old 02-20-2018, 03:08 PM   #47
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Iím in! Great idea!
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Old 02-20-2018, 04:05 PM   #48
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Let’s be honest if you hunt south Texas etc the deer will eat out of the bed of your truck while your in the back getting a drink from your cooler.... i wouldn’t sweat it that much if your in one of those areas
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Old 02-20-2018, 04:23 PM   #49
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Old 02-20-2018, 11:41 PM   #50
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You ain’t got a hair on your bottom if you don’t buy a spear and change the game.
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