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.
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.