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Re: Shooting Houses [Re: Gobble4me757] #4151604
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Maybe you smell better than we do cause it’s happened time and time again to us in any and all types of houses, sealed or not. 🤷🏼‍♂️
The type of house or windows hasn’t mattered.

Re: Shooting Houses [Re: Gobble4me757] #4151626
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But now I will say I think sometimes it depends on the individual. My dad can sit wherever he wants to sit and pays no mind to the wind and deer don’t hardly ever catch his scent. I’m right the opposite. I have to pay attention to every detail cause I can get smelled be every deer in the woods. It is crazy what he gets away with.

Re: Shooting Houses [Re: Mbrock] #4151633
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Originally Posted by Mbrock
But now I will say I think sometimes it depends on the individual. My dad can sit wherever he wants to sit and pays no mind to the wind and deer don’t hardly ever catch his scent. I’m right the opposite. I have to pay attention to every detail cause I can get smelled be every deer in the woods. It is crazy what he gets away with.

I can't bow hunt because of this very reason. I get busted doesn't matter what wind. Shooting house I'm good. Wife can hunt any wind gun or bow and never gets busted.

Re: Shooting Houses [Re: CrappieMan] #4151796
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Originally Posted by Mbrock
Yep, deer are going to smell you from a shooting house on the wrong wind, every time.

I don't agree with this. Been surrounded by deer numerous times after the wind switched and never got busted with rhe windows shut.

You just got lucky cause unless it's air tight they smell you

No luck too it. All mine are sealed with spray insulation and sealed windows. I actually don't even have problems in the sportsmans condos I've got. It's not a good idea to hunt with a bad wind but switching winds are gonna happen.

You may just not have an odor then. Some people can get away with much more than others but it is not cause they are in a box

Re: Shooting Houses [Re: Gobble4me757] #4151946
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I have built 5x5, 6x6 and 8x8. To me the best size is 5x5 for 1 adult and 1 kid. 6x6 is big enough for 2 adults. 8x8 is huge but if you want to spend the night in it then it's the ticket


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Re: Shooting Houses [Re: UncleHuck] #4153376
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[/quote]

Problem is scent control. Main point besides comfort/kids etc of these is scent as there is no good option for putting the stands/access etc [/quote]

If the wind is wrong, don't hunt that stand. I have lost count of the number of times I woke up, checked the wind for my stands, and returned to bed.


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I have killed 2 really good bucks from a shooting house with windows when wind was "bad". Bucks came into the field because the wind was in his favor but I was sitting in a tight closed up stand. He could not smell me. Have to be kinda quick opening the window tho...


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Re: Shooting Houses [Re: Gobble4me757] #4153422
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I’ve got a Chinese buddy that the deer don’t bust if he is off the ground and sits still no matter what the wind direction. Drives me crazy he doesn’t buy any special unscented shampoos or laundry soaps. I’ll sit in the same ladder stand and the same doe will sneak around and wind me then start blowing. He’ll be there the next week and he’ll pop a buck with her nibbling weeds downwind. When I questioned him about it he told me he was sorry to say I stink and started calling me stinky. That’s the kind of nickname that will stick to a guy.


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Re: Shooting Houses [Re: Gobble4me757] #4153831
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I'm sorry but it sounds to me like these hunters who allegedly don't have to worry about their scent... who are telling you they don't get busted..... maybe that's because they are probably moving, making noise, etc. and they have no idea. They never see the deer they don't see to begin with. They catch their scent and slip away.

Not every deer runs off blowing acting like an a-hole when they smell you. Deer on my place don't do that. Not even a little bit I'm lucky to get a single blow they usually just jump in some cover and that's the extent of it.


On the Shooting House -

4x6 plans are all over the internet. Anything bigger and a single hunter can't really see out of the thing. That's the problem. Deer walks right by you and you never know it. You sitting in there playing grabass looking far off. Rookie move. See it all the time.

Other thing is put the house off the field with some brush/overgrown weeds, etc. for a buffer so you can get in/out without running the deer out of the field and also they won't come over and sniff around the house checking to see if you are in there.



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Re: Shooting Houses [Re: Gobble4me757] #4154177
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I have always just build shooting houses out of whatever I had lying around

Re: Shooting Houses [Re: Stoney] #4154191
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Originally Posted by Stoney
4X8 may seem large, but to do a 4x6 you are just cutting it off off a 4x8 sheet. Somewhere in the future you may want one a little larger for two people or one grown up and a young child. You aren't saving much money with the smaller one. I would put two windows across the front and depending on where you put it, you may want a small window on the side.


I agree that a 4x6 doesn't save a lot of money. But going the other way, a 4x4 does indeed save some. I have made all of mine 4x4 and that's plenty of room for me. I guess I am antisocial or something, but the last thing I want to do on a deer hunt is sit with someone else. We can talk and visit back at the house.


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Re: Shooting Houses [Re: poorcountrypreacher] #4154661
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Originally Posted by poorcountrypreacher
Originally Posted by Stoney
4X8 may seem large, but to do a 4x6 you are just cutting it off off a 4x8 sheet. Somewhere in the future you may want one a little larger for two people or one grown up and a young child. You aren't saving much money with the smaller one. I would put two windows across the front and depending on where you put it, you may want a small window on the side.


I agree that a 4x6 doesn't save a lot of money. But going the other way, a 4x4 does indeed save some. I have made all of mine 4x4 and that's plenty of room for me. I guess I am antisocial or something, but the last thing I want to do on a deer hunt is sit with someone else. We can talk and visit back at the house.


Ours are 2 man houses for kids mostly.

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