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17 Deer Blind Plans To Enjoy You Hunting This Season

One of these 17 deer blind plans will be perfect for use on your hunting land. A deer blind is a cover device for hunters to help them avoid detection from the deer they are hunting. There are several different styles and types of hunting blinds that are designed for different hunting situations.

These free deer blind plans range from above ground to on the ground, portable and stationary. The key when building a deer blind and erecting it is finding the right location. It’s essential to stay out of the direct field of vision the animal has and be off to the side and out of sight.

A homemade deer blind will provide you with just the right amount of coverage for any hunting situation. And because this is a DIY project, the cost is minimal so you can build more than one hunting blind and enjoy the sport of deer hunting even more.

1- Cheap Ground Blind

These hunting blind plans will show you how to recycle a couple of sections of old wooden privacy fence and wooden pallets into a ground blind for hunting deer. 

If you have some old fencing, pallets, and lumber on hand, then you can cobble together a DIY deer blind that will keep you camouflaged from the deer and protected from the weather. Remember the objective is not to build something pretty but to build something that will keep you hidden from deer during your hunting trip.

Save time and money by using sections of wood that are already put together, like for a privacy fence, to build a functional and cheap ground blind.

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2- Deer Box Stand

A box stand is stationary and provides a two story vantage point and shooting deck. These free plans will show you how to build a sturdy box stand from the ground up that will be both safe and economical.

Ideal box blind plans to use if you typically hunt with a partner. The first story can be used as an open-air observation deck and/or shooting platform. It also makes a safe, secure platform for archery hunting.

The top story is enclosed for use during windy or rainy weather and the built-in sturdy ladders provide secure access. As the wood ages, it will blend in with the natural surroundings and be difficult for animals to detect.

Deer Box Stand

3- Pallet Blind

Free oak wood. That is what you will get from recycled pallets and these free hunting blind plans will show you how to take that free oak wood and build a usable deer blind.

Use the oak wood to create a ground blind like this one that will last for at least a decade. The key to helping the wood last a long time is to place something under it so it won’t come into contact with the ground. Cement blocks, blocks of wood from a felled tree, or even a couple more pallets placed under the blind will help prolong the life of the recycled pallet wood.

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4- Elevated Deer Blind

Use these free elevated deer blind plans to create a 6×6 foot blind that is sturdy enough to hold several hunters at the same time.

The elevated height will give you a clear view on all sides and the deer blind plans include windows on all four sides. The windows give 360-degree vision and will open easily when it’s time to take a shot.

This is a simple basic DIY building project and a list of all the needed materials is included in these free plans. The plans can be used to just build an elevated platform for deer hunting and can be combined with a portable fabric deer blind that will provide shelter from the weather.

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5- Deer Box Blind

Simple box blind that can be used on the ground or an elevated platform. The plans for this deer box blind are detailed and easy to follow. 

A deer box blind like this one has four sides, roof, door, and floor, with openings on all four sides for viewing and shooting. It’s not fancy but it will do the job a hunting blind needs to do – provide you with shelter and camouflage covering.

If you have some 2×4‘s and plywood lying around, then use these homemade deer blinds plans to build yourself a cheap and functional box blind for hunting season.

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6- Deer Hunting Box

A box design is good for many things, including deer hunting. This YouTube video will provide you with detailed deer blind plans for building a large hunting box that can comfortably hold up to four hunters.

Keep the wind, rain, and snow off of you while you hunt in this large DIY hunting box. The side windows and gun slots will keep you protected from the weather while providing you with great views and an easy, quiet way to position your hunting rifle.

7- Free Standing Deer Blind

When there are no suitable trees on your hunting land to place a tree stand, consider building a freestanding deer blind like this one.

These free deer stand plans will provide you with detailed building instructions so you can build this free standing deer blind. Stay safe, secure, out of sight, and out of the weather with this hunting blind.

Its two story design allows you to have a hunting platform for bow hunting and observing the surroundings, plus an enclosed upper blind. This sturdy blind will camouflage you for years out in an open field while you hunt for trophy bucks.

Free Standing Deer Blind

8- Shadow Hunt Blind

Watch this YouTube video to see what a shadow hunt blind is and how to build one for yourself. Detailed instructions make building this large, elevated deer blind easy. These deer blind plans incorporate a ready-made ladder tree stand as access to the elevated blind and also for a shooting platform.

The shadow hunt blind is enclosed with side windows for observation and rifle shooting. The open platform on the ladder stand provides a place for bow hunting.

9- Compact Deer Blind

Everything you need to keep you hidden from view and protected from the weather is found in this DIY hunting blind. 

Use these free deer blind plans to build this compact deer blind that will last for years and help you harvest trophy bucks. The pitched roof will keep the rain and snow from building up on top of the blind and the wide side windows will provide you with an excellent view of the surroundings.

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10- Box Blind Tower

Follow the instructions on this YouTube video and build this box blind tower for hunting deer. You will be up high enough to have a good field of vision but still be out of sight from the animals moving along on the ground.

This large blind tower is safe and secure for multiple hunters and will last for years out in the woods. You can add rails around the perimeter of the deck for added safety and/or a handrail on the wooden stairs. Safety always comes first and this DIY deer blind will keep you safe while you hunt.

11- 5X5 Deer Blind Plans

Simple to build, durable, and inexpensive. These homemade deer blind plans are detailed and easy to follow so you can build the blind in less than a day.

It’s a simple woodworking project that will only require basic carpentry skills and minimal building materials. A few sheets of plywood and some 2×4‘s are the main components of the structure. 

This 5×5 deer blind is designed to be used as a ground blind but it could be elevated on a platform if you prefer to be above the animals’ field of vision. The plywood can be left as-is to be aged naturally by the weather or if you need fast camo covering paint the plywood to blend in with the surroundings.

Download this detailed PDF file and get started with this DIY project today.


12- Cedar Deer Blind

For a long-lasting hunting blind, it is recommended that you use cedar wood to build it. Cedar wood will stand up to the weather longer than other wood types plus it is easy to work with. 

These free deer blind plans will show you how to build an elevated 6×6 foot deer blind that can be used for years. The step by step instructions can be downloaded and printed out so they are easy to follow. 

Other structure ideas that can be built using this sturdy design and cedar wood are also included on this website.


13- Hunting Box Blind

Here is a building idea that will allow the whole family to go hunting together and stay warm and dry. The free plans for this hunting box blind will take you through the process of building a 6×8 box that is 7-feet high.

The 2-part YouTube video is easy to follow and will provide all the details needed to build a comfortable, warm hunting blind that is large enough for several people. Teach your kids hunter safety and how to harvest wild game from the safety of this large blind.

This large hunting blind box will take a few days to build and the materials will cost around $500. However, for the investment of time and money, you will get to spend quality time with your family while on the hunt for the trophy bucks.

14- Hunting Tree Stand 

This design for a hunting blind is a little different than the others but it provides a safe, secure, and cheap platform for hunting.

These free plans will show you how to build a tree stand from limber and attach it to a tree. An open platform is built and permanently secured to the tree and a set of wooden steps will take you up to the stand. It also has a built-in seat so you can rest while watching for deer or sit down while taking a shot.

The plans can easily be modified to create a larger or smaller platform and to make the tree stand higher or lower.

Hunting Tree Stand 

15- Long Box Blind

These homemade blind plans will show you how to build a long box blind that will comfortably hold 2-3 hunters. The long windows in the front provide a great viewing area and easy access for shooting.

More windows can be placed on each end and in the back, and the door can be placed in the back or on one end. This design is adaptable to the number of hunters that will be using it and to the terrain it will be built on. This is a quick building project and not expensive to create.

Long Box Blind

16- Budget Blind Plans

Use these free plans to build an elevated deer blind on a budget. The budget blind blends in perfectly with the woodland surroundings so you will be hidden from the view of the deer when inside the blind.

This is a very safe and sturdy design and is only a few feet off the ground. Great for people who may have a fear of heights, this design will place you just above the underbrush in the woods so you can have a better view of approaching animals. It is the right height for keeping you out of sight and keeping your human scent above the animal’s sense of smell.

Budget Blind Plans

17- Wooden Ladder Stand

Basic design is easy and inexpensive to construct, and the permanent structure will last for years. A sturdy wooden ladder leads up to a comfortable wooden seat so you can sit out of sight all day and you wait for the trophy buck to come by.

The wide steps provide security when climbing up or down with all your hunting equipment. And the wide seat and sturdy platform provide ample room for sitting, standing, and placing a cooler and other equipment.

Build a few of these wooden ladder stands in different locations on your hunting property so it will be easy for you to follow the deer as they move.

Wooden Ladder Stand

About Farhan Ahsan

My name is Farhan Ahsan,I am web enthusiast, writer and blogger. I always strive to be passionate about my work. I started my work at the beginning of 2007 by engaging myself with detail reading and exchanging information with others. Since then things and times have changed, but one thing remains the same and that is my passion for helping and educating people, building a successful blog and delivering quality content to the readers. I always love to write about gardening, sustainable life, off grid living and homestead farming.

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