Whitetail hunter’s best friends and worst enemies are wind, thermals and weather patterns. Find your set-up upwind of a buck’s nose and chances are you’ll send him into a nocturnal pattern.  Elevate or conceal your set-up so that it bypasses his nose and favorable hunting conditions await.  It is that simple, if a deer is able to know he is being hunted it is game over on that particular set-up.

One solution we’ve found effective:  A homemade Do-It-Yourself box blind.  Create a good box blind that is semi scent proof that whitetails completely ignore and you have just created a whitetail killing machine.

Farm Equipment Advantage

The advantages of customizing a homemade box blind is endless.  It can be cost effective compared  to prefabricated blinds you can buy already assembled.  You can choose the camo pattern of the blind and match the camouflage to your hunting surroundings.  You can stay warm and hunt even on the wetest days and coldest weather by cranking up a small portable propane heater.  Staying on stand is more than half the battle when trying to punch a tag on a mature deer. What if that box blind was mobile and available in the most unlikely location. Old farm equipment transitioned into a mobile box blind is a dynamite strategy for harvesting stubborn whitetails where a tree stand or ground blind is not an option.

Ethan Sleeman with his biggest whitetail to date harvested out of the gravity wagon in the backround

Mobile Blind on Steroids

Having a mobile box blind that is virtually ignored by whitetails is better than gold. Old farm equipment can be very easy to transition into a deer hunting application that will raise less whitetail eyebrows. Midwest Whitetail Eric Hansen and Ethan Sleeman have converted this gravity wagon into the ultimate mobile hunting blind. Probably one of the best and most unique features of this blind is that it is completely portable and ready to be hunted out of at any location on the farm.

Plenty of room for 2 hunters and port holes for shooting a bow or a gun

Check out this hunt from the Blind for 4 brow at Midwest whitetail

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Jason Ashe
Jason Ashe is an avid whitetail deer enthusiast and avid hunter from the finger lakes region of New York. A full time social media specialist in the outdoor industry and habitat specialist with Mid-Lakes Whitetails, Jason has been featured in such publications as Quality Whitetails numorouse times and been paired with hunting greats in Outdoor Life for his knowledge and passion for hunting mature deer. Turkeys, Coyotes also top the list of game that Jason pursues in any down time he has from whitetails. He consideres himself lucky to have whitetails and hunting be a part of everyday life. His wife Laura also shares in his passions along with their 2 children.