My dad and I started an elevated blind on our farm last weekend - dialup danger

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  1. Bitmap

    Bitmap Millennium Member

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    My dad and I started building an elevated blind on our farm last weekend. We wanted something big enough so my two oldest boys (7 and almost 6) could hunt with both of us.

    The platform is about 7 feet above the ground and is 4' x 8'. We are going to finish either this weekend or next.

    The first pole.
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    Second pole.
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    First horizontal support.
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    Three poles.
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    Now four poles.
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    The deck is on. That's my dad in the pic.
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    The angle supports are on and the rails are started.
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    The rail and roof supports are on. Next weekend we'll add siding and a roof.
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    Now for some views from the platform. This is looking southeast.
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    Looking west.
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    North northwest.
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    This is looking north from the ground.
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    This is looking east from the ground.
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    Here is the plum thicket just below the blind to the south.
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    Some closer pics of the plums.
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    My dad taking a pic of another plum thicket.
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    Another plum thicket about 200 yards from the blind. The reddish color just above center is the plum thicket.
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    We have at least 20 acres of plum thickets on this farm.

    We also need to cut down a few trees and cut the lower limbs off other trees to open up the view a little.

    I'll post more pics when the blind is done.
     
  2. vafish

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    Looks like you'll have a good time this fall.

    Make sure that floor isn't too noisy. 6-7 year olds tend to tap their feet and dance around when they get bored.

    You may want to put some carpet in it to deaden the noise.
     

  3. Bitmap

    Bitmap Millennium Member

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    I was planning on some rubber shop mat that you can buy at Sam's. The black rubber stuff with holes in it to let any rain or snow drain out. I may add that to the inside of the walls for the same reason.

    I'm not too worried about the oldest one getting bored. He was a trooper last year and killed his first deer from a ground blind about 100 yards from where the elevated blind is. #2 may be another story.
     
  4. CanyonMan

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    Man you have got to be in Oklahoma. 'I could be wrong,' I guess, but that is home for me, and it looks like Okla. Besides the plumb thickets are a tip off. We've seen some huge bucks hold up in the PT's on the ranch in NW Okla, up by the NM, KAN, Colo, border. They also, (as you know), make for great jelly/jam, on those bisquits, when eating your tenderloin !

    I like the terrain far better at home, but Texas is where we're at now. The ranch here in W. Texas, is nothing but mesquite, and cactus. (and much smaller deer). (and NO plumb thickets ) !

    Good luck to you and your son/dad, on your hunt, where ever your at.



    CanyonMan