Finally made a hay bale blind

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  1. greatwhitehunter3

    greatwhitehunter3 Grizzled Veteran

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    Do you have a truck with an open bed? When I was in college working at Runnings and Tractor Supply, you wouldn't believe how many panels I bent in a half circle and stuffed into the back of trucks and tied down.

    Problem with these panels is they are 50" wide so assuming your trailer isn't quite that wide you'll have to rotate them the other direction and bend them. Definitely feasible though. I'd recommend another set of hands if possible!
     
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    Blarney22 Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Thanks for the input Travis. I don't have a truck of my own, I am going to have to do this with my trailer. I was planning to arc the panels the short width of the trailer due to the 50" width like you said. I will have a helper along otherwise I wouldn't attempt it. I honestly think getting these panels home will be the hardest part of the whole deal for me. I am going to frame it all up at home then trailer it to our hunting grounds and then cover it up there.

     
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    Good luck! Was a pretty fun build.
     
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    You could cover it up at home just put a tarp around it when you haul it.
     
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    I love seeing posts like this!! Im in the process of building one too but went a different route. I used angle iron for the frame and then built a door frame, and a door out of the angle iron. Then I wrapped the fencing around , welded that as well, now I just have to cut the windows, weld the hinges onto them, and wrap it and Im done!! I lost my spot this year so my ambition level to finish it kind of took a dump but I'll have it finished for next year!! Let us know if you harvest a deer out of it this year. Good Luck!!
     

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    wow that thing is epic, good work!
     
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    I got the puzzle mats for my shop from Harbor Freight. Look for discount coupons in the paper or some magazines. Looks like you have room for a recliner, pool table, etc. Nice build and good luck this season!
     
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    Thanks! That's exactly what I used but got it from Menards.
     
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    Gonna be a nice fall
     

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