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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

Our first permanent hunting blind:
Part 3

We are hoping to complete this for the 2018-2019 season.

(It was originally intended for the 2016-2017 deer season)
 


CONTINUING 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.


This is the blind as of August 11, 2018: 



...and this was the blind as of August 5, 2017

...and this was the blind as of March 11, 2017  


We will be using natural cover with nearby trees
which overlook a sloped meadow into a pine grove.


The stairs were completely re-done, as Tim got stair stringers.

We also enlisted an expert carpenter last year to help us
reinforce the structure and frame the door and windows.

Later on, it will be painted with brown and then various camouflage splotches.

Our blind is loosely modeled 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



Resumption of work on the
permanent blind since November 2017:

 

Robert came back to work with Tim and I to help finish up.
This year was busy for all of us and the summer was very hot.





1:32 p.m. CDT August 11, 2018
First time back this year!
1:35 p.m. CDT August 11, 2018
Getting set up to work
1:38 p.m. CDT August 11, 2018
Large plank almost covers the front soffit
1:54 p.m. CDT August 11, 2018
Installing last supporting crossbeams


1:46 p.m. CDT Saturday, August 11, 2018
USING A CIRCULAR SAW TO CUT A CROSSBEAM FOR
THE FRONT PART OF THE SOFFIT







3:01 p.m. CDT August 11, 2018
All soffits are now complete!
3:50 p.m. CDT August 11, 2018

3:52 p.m. CDT August 11, 2018
Tim brought his stair stringers today
3:52 p.m. CDT August 11, 2018
Stairs about to get an upgrade




3:55 p.m. CDT August 11, 2018
We all took turns dismantling the old stairs
3:58 p.m. CDT August 11, 2018

4:04 p.m. CDT August 11, 2018

4:06 p.m. CDT August 11, 2018
We left the basic stair frame and support




4:27 p.m. CDT August 11, 2018
Less slope on the left, less digging
5:04 p.m. CDT August 11, 2018
A whole lot more digging on the right
5:43 p.m. CDT August 11, 2018
New stairs nearing completion
5:52 p.m. CDT August 11, 2018
Now have new staircase!

 
Tim and I are VERY GRATEFUL to Robert for his dedication to getting this work done!


Next possible date to continue work is beginning in September...

We hope to get plexiglass and frames for the front windows instead of using the pull-down shutters.
Tim and I still need to paint the outside and we still need to complete the last bit of soffit on the front.
Insulation for the walls will still have to wait as well as any protective flooring.

UPDATE:  we came back both September 21 and November 2.
All windows are up and carpet is down.
Photos will come eventually.
Hunting season started, so that took priority.
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