Friday, October 26, 2012

Building a tree stand

  First you need a plan of how you are going set up your stand. Lots of plans for different
styles of deer stands can be found online. You can even watch step by step tutorials on
You Tube. There are a lot of supplies that you will need, like: a hammer, nails, saw,
screws, different lengths and sizes of wood, windows and doors. You can build a ground
stand or one that is up in the air like a tree house to see down into the marsh and woods.
If you build it right, you should be able to see out all four sides of your stand. That way
you can have a clear shot of your intended target when it gets within shooting distance. I
am building a stand that will be similar to a tree house. It has four walls, a door, windows
and a roof. The roof even has shingles. We are almost finished with it but we are
waiting for windows and a door. You should put up see-through curtains. That way the deer can’t see you, but you can see them. It’s better if you can get up in a tree instead of just being on the ground. That way you are less visible to the deer and have a better chance of
The choice is up to you. If you aren’t into doing a lot of planning and building, you can
buy premade stands from most sporting goods stores like Fleet Farm, Cabela’s or Gander
Mountain. By looking at the picture, you can get an idea of the kind of labor involved in
building your own stand. Some people build the stand in their garage or shop and haul it
to the woods to set up and some people just take all of their supplies out to the woods
and build it there. Building a stand can be as easy or hard as you make it. Some people I
know have carpet, heaters, and little stoves to stay warm and to cook easy things to eat
while you are out there. We have been working on my stand for three weekends now and
we still are not finished. I’m not even making it very fancy. It’s fun to do it with my
dad because we both like to hunt and we can spend time together and have a finished
project to show people.

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