Banks blinds offer versatility so you can create hunting blind plans to fit your specific needs.
We design our blinds with you in mind. We want you to have the options to design what fits best for you, whether that’s an elevated or ground blind, or one with our Steel Skid System to move at a moment’s notice. It’s why we don’t sell a one-size-fits-all tower to accompany our products, because hunting locations change, and so do the needs of your blind. Height, mobility and how you get up in the blind varies. Here are some examples of DIY hunting blind plans from our customers, underscoring the versatility of our products.
Basic Tower Blind
Four 4x4s, four 2x4s and a ladder are all you need to elevate a Stump hunting blind. We recommend digging four holes to bury the posts into the ground, where an earth anchor can be attached nearby, which will keep the blind secure in high winds. If you are placing the Stump in climates that routinely dip below freezing, be sure to bury the posts beneath the frost line. If the soil is too rocky to bury the posts, you can use our outriggers to add stability.
Hunting Blind with a Sled Base
Deer are always on the move, and you may want a hunting blind that’s mobile too. A sled base attached to a blind enables you to tow it around the property with a truck, ATV or tractor all season long. Construct your tower blind like the owner’s manual suggests: using 4×4 posts for legs and cross-bracing them. Then attach the tower blind to skids.
Tower Blind with a View
There are times when you need to overlook big fields from a high vantage point. While we recommend building no higher than 10 feet when using cross braces and 4×4 legs, you can go higher if you beef up the base with stabilizing braces. The blind pictured above is 23 feet tall at the base level and 29 feet tall at eye level. That’s up there! The customer wanted to monitor two bean fields at the same time and look down into an orchard as well. Not only is it a great hunting blind, but it’s ideal for scouting, too.
Stairway to Heaven
If you can’t climb into a treestand, you can build steps leading up to it. This setup is also perfect for kids. All you need is two pressure-treated 2x12s for the stringers and some stair treads. Watch this video to learn how build a staircase.
You can figure how many risers you need to cut with some simple math. Let’s say you’re hunting blind is at 10 feet, and you want seven-inch steps. Here’s how you would figure out the exact figures.
120” / 7” = 17.14 (total number of risers)
120 / 17.14 = 7” (rise per step)
Hunting Blind on Wheels
This is for the hunter who wants to move his or her hunting blind routinely. In order to make it portable, all you’ll need is a standard trailer with a good set of wheels. Search for a used one that’s in good enough shape to be moved short distances around your property. It’s a good idea to camouflage the trailer with spray paint. Also, use brush from the local area to cover shiny parts or anything that stands out.
Unlike hunting blinds from other companies, Banks allows you to decide to permanently anchor your blind or use a mobile option. We want you to be satisfied after your purchase, so if you have a dealer in your area, stop by and see all the options available to you. If no dealer is within a practical driving distance, then give us a call, and we will take care of you.