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    8'x8'x8'. 2x6's at 14" with 3/4" decking on top. Ladder is 2x8 runners with 2x6 steps. 4x4 legs with a 4x4 center support brace. Will put a hub blind up this year as we get best shooting angles decided then something more permanent next year. Season opens Saturday. IMG_0048.jpg

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    That's awesome dewman!
    I've got all the materials for a box blind, but I can't slow down long enough to even drive a nail.

    I've long been a proponent of elevated blinds.
    NOT 20 feet up a tree! LOL!
    A blind only needs to be elevated 3 feet or so to give a hunter an edge.

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    • #3
      That’ll work. Looks fairly thick in back, what are you looking over in front?



      Will be looking forward to pics and a report this weekend, we have one more of archery left before our firearms opener on the 20’th.

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      • #4
        [QUOTE=fitch270;n68087]That’ll work. Looks fairly thick in back, what are you looking over in front?
        This is a very narrow finger ridge with deep narrow valleys both sides with trickle creeks running their bottoms. 50yds+- further up the ridge a briar choked fence runs perpendicular across all the ridges. Deer literally come from every direction all day long. Didn't hunt this spot in the past because from the ground you can only watch one side and sure as shooting deer would come up behind you and bust you before you would see them. Also deer traveling the fence would have a wall of briars that was almost impossible to get a good shot through. In addition we can come the opposite ridge tops and near sides. Chopped some shooting lanes along the fence as well. Fingers crossed but we have our traditional spot to fall back on. We each bought additional doe tags just for this spot as it sits in the bottom corner of a bonus deer county. (Doe only on a $7 bonus deer tag)


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        • #5
          Oh, and its at the end of an old logging trail (all private) that starts in a driveway so though a little bumpy we can drive right up to the stand in even a 2wd truck.

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          • #6
            That looks very sturdy and should be a producing stand. On the lease we have several wooden platforms just a couple feet off the ground for pop-up blinds.

            Here's a couple of examples of the wooden and one metal platform.

            Annie Umber Blind.jpg

            School bus road Blind.jpg

            Four Way Cable Tower.jpg
            Last edited by PigHunter; 11-09-2021, 09:50 AM.

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            • #7
              [QUOTE=dewman;n68091]
              Originally posted by fitch270 View Post
              That’ll work. Looks fairly thick in back, what are you looking over in front?
              This is a very narrow finger ridge with deep narrow valleys both sides with trickle creeks running their bottoms. 50yds+- further up the ridge a briar choked fence runs perpendicular across all the ridges. Deer literally come from every direction all day long. Didn't hunt this spot in the past because from the ground you can only watch one side and sure as shooting deer would come up behind you and bust you before you would see them. Also deer traveling the fence would have a wall of briars that was almost impossible to get a good shot through. In addition we can come the opposite ridge tops and near sides. Chopped some shooting lanes along the fence as well. Fingers crossed but we have our traditional spot to fall back on. We each bought additional doe tags just for this spot as it sits in the bottom corner of a bonus deer county. (Doe only on a $7 bonus deer tag)

              Switching things up can be good. Our deer this year haven’t been following the usual routes, been popping out of anywhere mornings and evenings.

              Better stock up on tomatoes, peppers and mushrooms.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by dewman View Post
                Oh, and its at the end of an old logging trail (all private) that starts in a driveway so though a little bumpy we can drive right up to the stand in even a 2wd truck.
                Nice platform. How will you camo it ? Park at least 50 or more yds away from it. I would put some posts around it and get some camo material about 4' wide and wrap it around the perimeter. Conceal and also a wind break. have built a lot of wooden tree stands but have given up on them as they only last 6 - 8 years. Now I use a chair blind for gun season and wrap my atv in camo netting for archery with X-bow..
                Pics are my atv with camo net - shot a lot of deer from this stand overlooking a pond. . platform.. hunting from my chair blind. chair blind - i like it because it is easily moved if necessary. they also make a double chair. . blind pulls up and over and down the front of the chair. hunt2006 012.jpg IMG_1775.jpg hunting 2014 005.jpg IMG_1797.jpg
                Last edited by jhjimbo; 11-11-2021, 08:38 PM.

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