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Outrageous Hunting Stands and Blinds

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This e-mail was sent to us under the subject line: "How to Make a Deer Stand." While we would not recommend trying this at home, you have to give the guys credit for creativity.

Step 1: Start with a small to medium size camping trailer.

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Step 2: Pull it out to a likely looking area.

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Step 3: Jam some poles in the ground.

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Step 4: Use a couple of tractors with loaders.

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Step 5: Raise it way up (and fasten it).

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Step 6: Drink a beer or two and step back to admire your work.

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Step 7: Build a deck (so you'll have a place to sit outside and watch for deer).

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Step 8: Build some nice stairs so you don't have to go down a ladder.

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Step 9: Enjoy your new view and practice shooting deer with a piece of lumber.

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Step 10: Install grill, but be careful no to burn down the deck.

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More Wacky Blinds and Stands
While this may not be the most luxurious of blinds, it does do a nice job of recycling.

Photo: Strangefarmer.com

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In New York City you can rent an apartment with the same square footage as this blind for about $2,000 per month. The only difference is that you can't shoot deer out of your New York City apartment.

Photo: Hunting whitetail deer

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Is there an easier way to hunt deer than to hoist a stripped-down pickup truck 15 feet into the air? Probably, yes.

But is there a cooler way to hunt deer? No.

Photo: NC Cigany

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The classic platform stand wedged between three trees stand. I can't see what could possibly go wrong with this.

Photo: eviemaedavid

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Want to bring the camaraderie of duck hunting to your deer stand? Well than this setup is for you.

Photo: trailmasteroutdoors

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This is Bob Vila's box blind. Not really, but he would be proud of those stairs … just look at the craftsmanship.

Hollowell Hunting Preserve

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It appears that a tree has grown up through the middle of this blind.

Photo: Realhuntingchat

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The good old two-man elevated stand. A great place to take a kid on his first hunting trip so he can fall asleep and you can watch for deer.

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This cow blind is designed for pronghorn hunting, but it could probably work for whitetails in open country like Texas or the Dakotas.

Photo: outfoxedproducts.com

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You just have to make sure the deer come from in front of you.

Photo: outfoxedproducts.com

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Think hay bale blinds are only for goose hunters? Think again.

Photo:outdoorthemescapes.com

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OK, cool blind, but where are all the windows?

Photo: Michigan-sportsman.com

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This isn't so much of a deer hunting blind, but more of a deer hunting fortress.

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This is actually a small cabin that could double as a blind, or a pile of wood.

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Our only suggestion for the wood pile blind would be sliding windows. This tip comes from Shooting Editor John Snow.

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This octagon-shaped deer blind has a stove, a storage loft and a carpeted floor. For all intents and purposes it is nicer than my deer shack.

Photo: cyberspinner.com

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Why camouflage yourself as a tree when you can camouflage yourself as a cloud?

Photo: huntsports.com

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The safest deer stand in history - unless of course wind gusts reach above five mph.

Photo: irv2.com

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This strays a little bit from our theme of deer stands and blinds, but it's impressive none-the-less. If you think you're seeing things, you're not, it really is a three-story duck blind.

Photo: retiredredneck.com

Sure, a typical climber or ladder will get the job done, but why stop there when you could spend your days sitting in one of these super stands.