Deer blind Question

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by 7L Farm, Oct 24, 2010.

  1. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 22, 2010
    Anderson, Texas
    My son & I built a deer blind. I painted the blind green with brown trim. It looks good but I want to camouflage the blind. I bought brown, black & grey spray paint for the job. Any thoughts on how to make a nice pattern. I googled but nothing .Thanks7L. I need to finish this tomorrow. So, I won't have time to get a stencil. I'll be free handing. Yikes I want it to look good. Help please!!!
  2. Iowa Roo Mom

    Iowa Roo Mom Resistance Is Futile

    Apr 30, 2009
    Keokuk County
    Cheap camo pattern = leaves and branches of various trees and a few colors of your choosing.

    Place some branches and leaves over your base color, spray. Allow to dry. Repeat with a different color. Allow to dry.... You get the idea.

    Poor country girls learn to do a lot on the cheap [​IMG] Good luck and have fun!
  3. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 22, 2010
    Anderson, Texas
    Quote:That was my thoughts . Thanks. I'll give it a whirl .Guess, I'll do a test before I ruin the beautiful paint job. LOL
  4. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 22, 2010
    Anderson, Texas
    I did it.[​IMG]
  5. Organics North

    Organics North Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 30, 2009
    Wisconsin Northwoods
    IMO it does not need paint just let it sit a month or so in the place you will hunt.. Deer are still going to see it worse yet smell it if it has fresh paint..

    It can be purple with pink polka dots, it don't matter in IMO..
    However the paint job does look real nice..[​IMG]

    Last edited: Oct 24, 2010
  6. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 22, 2010
    Anderson, Texas
    Quote:I agree the paint smell will be gone before rifle season. Hey , it looks good & I now no how to camouflage.
  7. SillyChicken

    SillyChicken Overrun With Chickens

    Jan 12, 2010
    Looks great! You may want to get some burlap (hunting shops that cater to duck hunters will have it on a roll, in camo patterns even) to cover the windows they will help block the wind and conseal your can still kinda see through it but it's harder for them to see you moving inside and it will help contain some of your scent as well. If you're handy with sewing, I'd make a pocket on the top and bottom and use dowls or even square stock trim. You can keep the curtains from fluttering and blowing around, and just slide them silently out of the way to get your shot off!

    Good luck and hunt safe!
    Last edited: Oct 25, 2010
  8. cubalaya

    cubalaya Overrun With Chickens

    Nov 19, 2008
    central virginia
    we always used cedar trees and branches to camoflauge our blinds
  9. Clay Valley Farmer

    Clay Valley Farmer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 7, 2010
    Camo part looks good, but blind does have a lot of hard lines on the edges that will make it harder to blend it in. As we are very close to season the deer will notice it just set out somewhere.

    Myself I don't bother with paint but will add natural camo with branches, hay, cat tails or whatever kind of stuff fits the surroundings. Also I try to get the blids/stands up at least a couple of months ahead to avoid having to disturb or access the area right before season.

    Rifle blind is not so critical, I'd say the most importaint part is comfort so you can say out there and put the time in. Also having a good rest is importaint if you are taking long shots. Bow blind when you want to get the deer in under 20-30 yards is a little more critical for how it looks.
  10. hoppy

    hoppy I'm not all fluff

    May 5, 2007
    central maine
    I heard deer can't see color, so it shouldn't matter what color it is as long as it's not suddenly there the day before opening season. if it is, it will work great NEXT yr.

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