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Deer Hunting: 
My first
                        hunt for deer!
2014 - 2015
My second
                        deer season
2015 - 2016
My third
                        deer season
2016 - 2017
My
                        fourth deer season
2017 - 2018

A new permanent hunting blind
(intended) for the 2016-2017 deer season!


This time, we are using natural cover in some trees
which overlooks a sloped meadow into a pine grove.



This is the hunting blind as of July 2, 2016.

    


We had the stairs mostly completed by July 30th.
We did the flooring and most of the walls by October 14th.
The fold-down windows, and a door is next.

Following this, it will be painted with various camouflage splotches.


We are modeling our newest blind on one that is on
Tim's brother's land near the Georgia border:

 

10:41 a.m. CST March 12, 2016
Blind is 4'-by-8' at base; highest point inside 5'

10:42 a.m. CST March 12, 2016
It is painted neutral grey and has a fold-down window




EVOLUTION of a PERMANENT WOODEN DEER HUNTING BLIND!
(the inside dimensions will be 8'-by-8' at the base with 8' high at the highest point)
For real... Two guys will be able to comfortably hunt in this blind.





1:40 p.m. CDT April 2, 2016
Mark and Tim getting started
3:22 p.m. CDT April 2, 2016
My wife assisting us on this day
4:25 p.m. CDT April 2, 2016
Laying the foundation (concrete)
11:18 a.m. CDT April 16, 2016
The floor's 2''-by-6'' boards installed
1:15 p.m. CDT April 16, 2016
We now have support to stand inside





1:32 p.m. CDT April 16, 2016
Plywood doubles as workbench
1:53 p.m. CDT April 16, 2016
Three lower-wall portions installed
4:10 p.m. CDT April 16, 2016
Behind trees, but still accessible
4:38 p.m. CDT April 16, 2016
Door will be where I am standing
11:08 a.m. CDT May 14, 2016
I am installing truss joist bracket





11:23 a.m. CDT May 14, 2016
Trusses & vertical supports are 4''x4''
12:04 p.m. CDT May 14, 2016
Open joist bracket before laying truss
12:34 p.m. CDT May 14, 2016
The trusses are completed!
12:35 p.m. CDT May 14, 2016
View aside 8-foot ladders
4:42 p.m. CDT May 14, 2016
Work starts on the rafters





4:58 p.m. CDT May 14, 2016

5:13 p.m. CDT May 14, 2016
Upper frame completed!
5:49 p.m. CDT May 14, 2016 6:09 p.m. CDT May 14, 2016
We stop for the weekend with 3 rafters
11:27 a.m. CDT June 4, 2016
Tim aligning and installing rafters





12:04 p.m. CDT June 4, 2016
Yes... the camera always adds pounds
12:05 p.m. CDT June 4, 2016
The rafters are completed!
12:07 p.m. CDT June 4, 2016
Waferboard roofing begins
12:59 p.m. CDT June 4, 2016
Tim is very brave, but determined!
1:00 p.m. CDT June 4, 2016
On right, view down into pine grove





1:34 p.m. CDT June 4, 2016
Truss & rafters underneath waferboard
3:22 p.m. CDT June 4, 2016 3:22 p.m. CDT June 4, 2016 3:22 p.m. CDT June 4, 2016 3:23 p.m. CDT June 4, 2016





3:23 p.m. CDT June 4, 2016
Right before Tim adds last section
4:17 p.m. CDT June 4, 2016
We utilize roll-out shingles for roof
4:33 p.m. CDT June 4, 2016
Manage to nail down only one section
5:46 p.m. CDT June 4, 2016
Not enough roofing material...
6:24 p.m. CDT June 4, 2016
...then the rains came!





2:46 p.m. CDT June 18, 2016
Tim using roofing adhesive
2:47 p.m. CDT June 18, 2016

2:47 p.m. CDT June 18, 2016
Each shingle roll section overlaps
5:08 p.m. CDT June 18, 2016
We ran out of staples!
5:21 p.m. CDT June 18, 2016
Roof 99% done





1:43 p.m. CDT July 2, 2016
Beginning on stairs on a HOT day
3:25 p.m. CDT July 2, 2016
Post hole digging is hard work
3:47 p.m. CDT July 2, 2016
Support is four 4"x4" posts in concrete
3:56 p.m. CDT July 2, 2016
Tim succumbed to the heat; we quit
3:57 p.m. CDT July 2, 2016
Stair supports done; steps come later




11:16 a.m. CDT July 30, 2016
After a VERY hot month, we are back
11:24 a.m. CDT July 30, 2016
Tim and I work method to space steps
12:25 p.m. CDT July 30, 2016
The middle step took the longest time
12:39 p.m. CDT July 30, 2016
The top step will not be as deep
12:59 p.m. CDT July 30, 2016
Stairs are 95% done (about to rain!)
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We then took a big break in August because of the extreme summer heat.
Tim and I installed a window unit air conditioner in the huntin' shack to make indoor work tolerable.
In September, we set up the ladder tree stand, as a secondary measure for hunting.







10:28 a.m. CDT October 14, 2016
Back at work; right wall is up
10:29 a.m. CDT October 14, 2016
Outside view of right side
10:38 a.m. CDT October 14, 2016
Both sides up; left flooring done
11:23 a.m. CDT October 14, 2016
Flooring is FINALLY complete
11:28 a.m. CDT October 14, 2016
Another view of flooring





11:29 a.m. CDT October 14, 2016
Underside of flooring
11:50 a.m. CDT October 14, 2016
Tim sawing notch for front shelf
1:28 p.m. CDT October 14, 2016
Front window shelf being leveled
1:32 p.m. CDT October 14, 2016
Front view so far
1:33 p.m. CDT October 14, 2016
View so far against back drop





1:53 p.m. CDT October 14, 2016
Rifle rest completed (2'' by 4'')
2:05 p.m. CDT October 14, 2016
Front view with rifle rest installed
2:43 p.m. CDT October 14, 2016
Closing up front wall temporarily
2:50 p.m. CDT October 14, 2016
We will cut windows next trip out
2:57 p.m. CDT October 14, 2016
We knock off for the day


We then stopped work on the blind in an effort to utilize the indoor well
and install an indoor water pump to replace the outdoor pump (which broke) for the huntin' shack;
however, both indoor and outdoor wells ran dry, so that whole operation was completely halted.

As a result, we ran out of time and now have to resume the permanent blind Spring of 2017.

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