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Outrageous Hunting Stands and Blinds


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.


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


Step 3: Jam some poles in the ground.


Step 4: Use a couple of tractors with loaders.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

Photo: eviemaedavid


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

Photo: trailmasteroutdoors


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


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

Photo: Realhuntingchat


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.


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


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

Photo: outfoxedproducts.com


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



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

Photo: Michigan-sportsman.com


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


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



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



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


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

Photo: huntsports.com


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

Photo: irv2.com


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.