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post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old 10-11-2019, 09:26 AM Thread Starter
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This may be a goofy thought, but.....

….. I think I'm gonna do it. I picked out a good spot for a stand on my place. It's the one place that never had a stand built or put up (there are 50 other spots with stands). Anyhow, I'm getting to the point where any fall while climbing, probably would just about do me in, though I'm still in fair shape for my age I THINK. I came out of a 17' fall from a Cherry Tree while climbing, when I was 22 yrs old, pretty much just banged up a good bit. I kept hunting that day. That won't happen nowadays.


So, back to the spot I picked out. There's an Oak Plateau that splits 2 shallow hollows. If I can get up just about 8' off the ground, I can have a nice view into each of these hollows. I'm thinking of building a simple 6X6 frame 8' high, and lay a sheet of wulmanized plywood on it. THEN, and here's the goofy part, stick a 5x5 ground blind on it, and cinch it down to eyelets attached to the frame. That seems to be a quick way to get an enclosed blind (read a roof), economically, and without having to build half a house from lumber, in a tree.


Anybody ever do such a thing ? LOL

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post #2 of 28 (permalink) Old 10-11-2019, 09:33 AM
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Yes. I've done it. And it works. And I've seen it done where other people had the same setup that you're describing. Won't be so goofy when you shoot a deer out of it...
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We did the exact thing and it works great
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post #5 of 28 (permalink) Old 10-11-2019, 10:17 AM
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My dad built a platform specifically for a ground blind. And being a carpenter, it was better than some folks decks at their house! Ground blind didn't survive a few bad winters, but the platform is still solid. Almost looks like someone drove away with their camper or trailer and left their deck behind.
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Seems rather silly to go through the effort for a ground blind but that's just my opinion. Take an extra day, frame out a box blind and lift it into place with a tractor or skid steer.
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Anytime you fall out of a treestand you need to go to the hospital and have xrays done people have died hours later from internal injuries...
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….. I think I'm gonna do it. I picked out a good spot for a stand on my place. It's the one place that never had a stand built or put up (there are 50 other spots with stands). Anyhow, I'm getting to the point where any fall while climbing, probably would just about do me in, though I'm still in fair shape for my age I THINK. I came out of a 17' fall from a Cherry Tree while climbing, when I was 22 yrs old, pretty much just banged up a good bit. I kept hunting that day. That won't happen nowadays.


So, back to the spot I picked out. There's an Oak Plateau that splits 2 shallow hollows. If I can get up just about 8' off the ground, I can have a nice view into each of these hollows. I'm thinking of building a simple 6X6 frame 8' high, and lay a sheet of wulmanized plywood on it. THEN, and here's the goofy part, stick a 5x5 ground blind on it, and cinch it down to eyelets attached to the frame. That seems to be a quick way to get an enclosed blind (read a roof), economically, and without having to build half a house from lumber, in a tree.


Anybody ever do such a thing ? LOL
Doesn't sound Goofy at all Cool Idea , go for it.
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Anytime you fall out of a treestand you need to go to the hospital and have xrays done people have died hours later from internal injuries...
I think it's a Little Late for that, didn't Fleroo say he was 22 at the time of the fall.
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I don't think it's goofy at all.
One my buddy's blinds started out the same way... we built the platform out of pt lumber one spring (6' high with a 6'x6' deck, set of stair coming off one side) and he used a pop-up blind on it for 2 seasons.
By the 3rd he had enough scrounged and leftover materials from other projects to enclose it, but it worked just fine for him with the pop-up on it.
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