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Old 03-29-2020, 03:06 PM   #1
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I have always hunted from a tree or a pop up blind, but do any of yíall bow hunt from box blinds?
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Old 03-29-2020, 03:24 PM   #2
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Yes, my wife and I both bow hunt from box blinds.
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Old 03-29-2020, 03:26 PM   #3
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If it is designed specifically for bow hunting they work great - either homemade or store bought. There have been lots of them in the DIY. Only downside is they can be brutally hot in the early season
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I bow hunt from a Krivoblind. It is almost impossible to hunt from a rifle designed box blind unless you have enough room to draw and the windows are situated for the correct shooting angles. Normal bowhunting box blinds have vertical windows.
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Old 03-29-2020, 04:34 PM   #5
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wife and I both hunt from homemade box blinds.....6x6, 7 tall.....1 vertical window in each side except door side, windows 1x3....cut sight windows in corners as needed....carpet and a small battery fan
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Old 03-29-2020, 04:39 PM   #6
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If it is designed specifically for bow hunting they work great - either homemade or store bought. There have been lots of them in the DIY. Only downside is they can be brutally hot in the early season
X2 on the brutally hot. Itís hard to be happy when sweat is running down your boys.
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Old 03-29-2020, 05:33 PM   #7
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I bow hunt from a Krivoblind. It is almost impossible to hunt from a rifle designed box blind unless you have enough room to draw and the windows are situated for the correct shooting angles. Normal bowhunting box blinds have vertical windows.
This is what I am worried about, because I am having it made for my son to shoot out of but Iíd also like to bow hunt out of it.
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Old 03-29-2020, 05:55 PM   #8
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Are the windows vertical?
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Old 03-29-2020, 07:11 PM   #9
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Iím building one now about a bunch of scrap wood. I went way big with 8 x 8. 12 x 36Ē on the windows. Framing in a few 12 x 24Ē windows in case we want them later. Building mine for Oklahoma.


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Old 03-29-2020, 07:37 PM   #10
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Iím building one now about a bunch of scrap wood. I went way big with 8 x 8. 12 x 36Ē on the windows. Framing in a few 12 x 24Ē windows in case we want them later. Building mine for Oklahoma.


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Oh man that is a hoss!!!!
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Old 03-29-2020, 07:49 PM   #11
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I built one a couple years ago and had a thread on here. Nothing real fancy but definitely works. I tig welded the frame out of 1" light gauge square tubing and used ceder fence pickets to go around it and for the roof. I caulked it all in side and put 30 year vinyl on the roof. It works great and lots of critters have died from it lol.
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Old 03-29-2020, 07:55 PM   #12
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I built one a couple years ago and had a thread on here. Nothing real fancy but definitely works. I tig welded the frame out of 1" light gauge square tubing and used ceder fence pickets to go around it and for the roof. I caulked it all in side and put 30 year vinyl on the roof. It works great and lots of critters have died from it lol.
Goodness thatís nice, I guess you could bow hunt and rifle hunt in it???
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Old 03-29-2020, 08:03 PM   #13
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Goodness thatís nice, I guess you could bow hunt and rifle hunt in it???
Yes sir you could bow or rifle hunt. It will be for sale in month or two on here along with a bunch of other hunting/lease related stuff I got. It sits on the ground on a 5x5 wooden platform up on cinder blocks. Im getting off my lease and gonna get rid of it all.
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Old 03-29-2020, 09:58 PM   #14
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I have three that I hunt out of. Two are single story and one is a two story. The deer don’t pay much attention to them and I get deer every year.
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Old 03-30-2020, 01:38 AM   #15
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Are the windows vertical?
Yes, they are vertical. I tried to keep them as small as possible though. They are about 8" wide and 14" tall. These blinds are either sitting on the ground or very close to the ground so there isn't any issues with trying to shoot down with the smaller windows. My son has used his crossbow from my blind and I have used both a scoped rifle as well as an open sight lever gun without issue.
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Old 03-30-2020, 09:29 AM   #16
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Yes, they are vertical. I tried to keep them as small as possible though. They are about 8" wide and 14" tall. These blinds are either sitting on the ground or very close to the ground so there isn't any issues with trying to shoot down with the smaller windows. My son has used his crossbow from my blind and I have used both a scoped rifle as well as an open sight lever gun without issue.
Good to know, Iím trying to figure out what to put underneath it, I donít want it sitting straight on the ground...
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Old 03-30-2020, 09:37 AM   #17
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Good to know, Iím trying to figure out what to put underneath it, I donít want it sitting straight on the ground...
Mine had been sitting on the ground for years. I put up a fence around my feeder and had to elevate it so I could shoot over the fence. I ended up putting it on treated 4x4 posts sitting on concrete blocks. It sits about 18" off the ground now. Unfortunately I don't have a picture.
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Old 03-30-2020, 09:42 AM   #18
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Old 03-30-2020, 09:48 AM   #19
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Those look great! Would you mind sharing the plans for box blind? I am needing to build one for next season. I would appreciate any help from a solid design. Thanks!
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Old 03-30-2020, 10:09 AM   #20
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I have always hunted from a tree or a pop up blind, but do any of yíall bow hunt from box blinds?
After my last motorcycle ride on 09 Jun 2017, it has left me to rely on Crossbow so the rifle window works fine
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Old 03-30-2020, 10:22 AM   #21
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If you build one ( or remodel) put some removable rifle rests in those vertical windows for him.
I highly recommend putting it soffit vents near the top ( with screens for wasps) and always place your blind in afternoon shade. Have used battery fans too.

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Old 03-30-2020, 10:33 AM   #22
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I have a Dillon and a Texas Deer Blind bow blind n love em. I bought some battery powered fans and use a redneck ac made from an old igloo cooler and it works great in the early season when it's hot
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Old 03-30-2020, 10:44 AM   #23
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I really like the looks of these that Bodey made a few years back

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Old 03-30-2020, 11:21 AM   #24
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I have three that I hunt out of. Two are single story and one is a two story. The deer donít pay much attention to them and I get deer every year.
Your blinds are cool Mark, in more ways than one !
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Old 03-30-2020, 11:26 AM   #25
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These are awesome!!!!! Really impressive.
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Old 03-30-2020, 11:39 AM   #26
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Too old and fat to do it any other way these days........Built them myself with take down walls......although the first one has been sitting in the same place for 11 years. No more climbing trees for me..


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Old 03-30-2020, 11:49 AM   #27
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If it is designed specifically for bow hunting they work great - either homemade or store bought. There have been lots of them in the DIY. Only downside is they can be brutally hot in the early season
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Old 03-30-2020, 11:53 AM   #28
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Too old and fat to do it any other way these days........Built them myself with take down walls......although the first one has been sitting in the same place for 11 years. No more climbing trees for me..


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Smart, those are flush on the ground correct? Is there no rot from sitting flush?
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Smart, those are flush on the ground correct? Is there no rot from sitting flush?



They are both sitting on five 4"x8"x16" concrete blocks so there is zero ground contact. 1 in each corner and one in the center. The floor frames are treated 2x6s and are still solid. To my knowledge there is no rot. I obviously can't get up underneath them to check the centers but I can see the outside frame boards and the floors are still solid for a big ol boy walking in them.
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Old 03-30-2020, 12:05 PM   #30
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those look great! Would you mind sharing the plans for box blind? I am needing to build one for next season. I would appreciate any help from a solid design. Thanks!
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Old 04-01-2020, 09:28 AM   #31
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I am currently rebuilding a stand and building a bowhunting box blind on it. Trying to keep the weight down and was wondering if anyone has used 2" or 1 1/2" foam board for the outside. Did or will it hold up to sunlight, wind, etc. Ill post pics later today.
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