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Painting Deer Stands

Discussion in 'Hunting' started by tickfarm, May 13, 2019.

  1. tickfarm

    tickfarm Member

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    Is it worth while to paint the inside of a deer stand black? Will it break up the out line of the hunter?
     
  2. Patocazador

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    If you don't have an open window or light shining in behind you, they won't see you.
     
  3. newfalguy101

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    In our deer blind, a black background would really make our bright orange vests POP.....
     
  4. Armored farmer

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    We painted ours black on the inside.
    I put a coat hooks on the inside and hang up our orange vests when we get inside. It has a propane heater, so shedding a layer is common.
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  5. G'dale Mike

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    even with the innards painted black, bet those deer can see that bright red tractor!, lol
     
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  6. Rembrandt

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    After a while deer got use to the structure, don't even bother to look up anymore.

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  7. jmorris

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    I have known guys that hang wind chimes from their blind so extra noise is normal.

    I have been in blinds with kids that were playing and frustrated told them “it’s time to go!”, then they point out a deer that just walked past the blind.

    I have been baiting for hogs, with a truck, two guys and a dog and got back in the truck only to see a doe and fawn, 30 yards or so away “sneaking up” on us.

    I have spent thousands of hours watching all sorts of animals, many that didn’t want to be seen, some that want to be seen, movement is the deal killer, if you want to go unnoticed.

    As above, don’t open all the windows and it doesn’t matter what color the inside is, they can’t see you, also if you open windows in front and behind you, it won’t matter either, they will see you move.

    Sometimes it won’t make a difference either way.
     
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  8. FL-NC

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    My camo pop-up blinds have a black interior, so when I hunt from them I wear a black hat and jacket and a head net, I like to think it helps. Also don't go crazy and open a bunch of the windows in it, it will let light in and silhouette you and show movement.
     
  9. tickfarm

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    Thanks for the info. I have windows on all 4 sides so it looks like the paint won't matter.
     
  10. Bfh_auto

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    Make curtains. It will help you.
     
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  11. Shanghai McCoy

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    Burlap with a loose weave so you can see through it helps. Two or more per window so you can slide the gun barrel between them to shoot without much movement is a good idea too.
     
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  12. jmorris

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    Don’t open windows that oppose one another at the same time, that’s all you need to do in order to no become a silhouette, making any movement very obvious.
     
  13. buck460XVR

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    20 some odd years ago, my best friend and long time hunting buddy, bought a new pop-up blind for Turkey Hunting. While we always had great success without one, he wanted to start using his bow instead of a shotgun and thought it would help.(rightfully so). He too had heard the suggestion of painting the inside black, so the night before opening day, he bought two cans of black spray paint and went to town. Set it up in the dark at the edge of a good field and watched the sun come up to gobbling about 300 yards away. By the time the birds flew down, we had such a buzz from all the paint fumes lingering in the enclosed blind we couldn't stop laughing. We decided to get out and sit ion front it instead...........
     
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