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  1. #31
    New Member kyburly's Avatar
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    Default Re: Deer Stands

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    This is my shooting house 8x8 over looking a alfalfa field and a vetch,buckwheat,groundhog turnip,and clover food plot.
    Massey Ferguson 1150 open station,Massey 1155 cab. Massey 383 open station bushhog loader,Massey 4270 fwd cab mf1470 loader,Massey 1745 roll baler,Massey #12 square baler m&w v-rake new idea 1409 discbine vicon 2800 disc mower.

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    Gold Member mvwicker's Avatar
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    Here is mine, also 8x8, tarp walls and roof stretched over a wood and EMT frame:
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    Construction is described in
    http://www.tractorbynet.com/forums/p...-platform.html

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    JD-2640

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    Thought I would share a couple of pictures of my dream deer stand. Hunted it last year and was it ever comfortable! I welded up a metal frame out of 2" pipe and anchored it in concrete. I then built a 5' x 8' box with a 2' porch. Base is treated 2 x 8 with 3/4" plywood floor. Used 2 x 3" studs from Lowe's to frame it up. Put 1/2" plywood roof and covered that with a fire & ice like stick on rubberized material and then put 29 gauge metal roof over that. Since the picture, I added railings to porch area. I put a Mr buddy heater inside with a 5 gal propane bottle on the porch. Found 2 office chairs for $40 each and put carpet on the floor and shooting bench. The windows are sliders from an outfit that I found in the Louisiana Sportsman magazine. Got about $900 tied up in the stand. Base was notched to accept my forks to lift the stand onto the frame and then bolted it down. Plan to use this one for a long time.-new-deer-stand-jpg-inside-new-box-stand-jpg
    1978 JD-2640 with Bush Hog Loader w/ bucket. 7' 3 pt Disk, 7' BB, 7' Bionic blade 6'Bushhog, PHD, 3 pt seeder and various trailers.
    Just built a set of pallet forks for the loader.

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    LS U5030C w/FEL

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    BayouMan, exceptional job, especially at that price.

    My two big ones still in progress, took awhile to get the aluminum welder lined up.
    LS U5030C w/FEL, Bush Hog 307, Modern 7' industrial grade box blade w/hydraulic rippers, Rhino SPHD PHD, 48" Wildkat grapple, 72" Ratchet Rake, 6' King Kutter II tiller, 10' International Disk with hydraulic lift, 7' Vulcan double axle cultipacker, 76" W.R. Long bucket tooth bar.

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    Super Member Robert_in_NY's Avatar
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    Here is the thread of my tower build http://www.tractorbynet.com/forums/r...and-today.html

    It is 8x8 and is set about 7.5' to the floor. Just high enough to see the entire field.

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    God must love stupid people; He made so many

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    Son and I built this 4X6 (with a 2' "porch") on the ground and then pulled up into position. Finished with guidewires and ground anchors. Overlooks a 75'X100' food plot. Took two nice bucks during blackpowder (rut season) from it. Seats two but it's a little tight.

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    I've taken grief about the total lack of camouflage but the deer are used to it and it's not likely someone would shoot at it not knowing what it was. The first one doesn't provide a lot of leg room but is comfortable for two, is carpeted and has a heater.

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    This one went in last summer. It is quite comfortable with a lot of legroom while sitting in the shortened office chair along with a battery/solar powered blanket.

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    It has a nice view as well.

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    I took a deer out of each blind this year.

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    Gold Member Avondale's Avatar
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    Default Re: Deer Stands

    Here is one of mine. It overlooks a hedge between two bean fields and also has a food plot beside the main fields. The Mrs got a nice doe from it in it's first year of operation.
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    "Life is tough. It's tougher when you are stupid". John Wayne

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    Default Re: Deer Stands

    Most of our stands are simple ladder stands, or built into the tree with no walls or roof. But, we had some surplus scaffolding that we used to erect one about 15 years ago in southeastern Virginia. We built a sturdy floor, and wrapped the top in burlap. A hurricane blew it over years later so we rebuilt it 3 years ago. This time I anchored it, and used guide wires from each top corner since the floor is at 15'. We added walls and a roof (extra heighth to allow bowhunting) by building each section on the ground and hoisting them up - wasn't easy. These photos were taken before we added some camo to the walls. It has survived 3 major hurricanes since rebuilding it. Several "monsters" have been harvested.
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    Kubota MX5100F IH McCormick Farmall 140, Massey Ferguson 135

    Default Re: Deer Stands

    I bought an 8x12 used storage metal building (a Leonard building) then cut it in half, enclosed the open side and installed windows. Then I raised it on to 5 foot legs. It is light enough to move with the loader on my tractor but with a 5 degree tilt on the legs wind doesn't blow them over. It took half a day to move and half a day to construct each. With a small heater they are toasty in cold weather. I don't have photos but can get some in a coupe of days

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