Guests - If You want access to member only forums on FM. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on Fishing Minnesota.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

  • Announcements

    • Rick

      Members Only Fluid Forum View   08/08/2017

      Fluid forum view allows members only to get right to the meat of this community; the topics. You can toggle between your preferred forum view just below to the left on the main forum entrance. You will see three icons. Try them out and see what you prefer.   Fluid view allows you, if you are a signed up member, to see the newest topic posts in either all forums (select none or all) or in just your favorite forums (select the ones you want to see when you come to Fishing Minnesota). It keeps and in real time with respect to Topic posts and lets YOU SELECT YOUR FAVORITE FORUMS. It can make things fun and easy. This is especially true for less experienced visitors raised on social media. If you, as a members want more specific topics, you can even select a single forum to view. Let us take a look at fluid view in action. We will then break it down and explain how it works in more detail.   The video shows the topic list and the forum filter box. As you can see, it is easy to change the topic list by changing the selected forums. This view replaces the traditional list of categories and forums.   Of course, members only can change the view to better suit your way of browsing.   You will notice a “grid” option. We have moved the grid forum theme setting into the main forum settings. This makes it an option for members only to choose. This screenshot also shows the removal of the forum breadcrumb in fluid view mode. Fluid view remembers your last forum selection so you don’t lose your place when you go back to the listing. The benefit of this feature is easy to see. It removes a potential barrier of entry for members only. It puts the spotlight on topics themselves, and not the hierarchical forum structure. You as a member will enjoy viewing many forums at once and switching between them without leaving the page. We hope that fluid view, the new functionality is an asset that you enjoy .
Sign in to follow this  
duck2

Design Ideas for a 2 - 3 person permannent deer stand

Recommended Posts

duck2

I would like to replace a delapidated old stand back in my woods with a comfortable stand which would also double as a wildlife observation platform. I am thinking about something essentially 4'x8' in floor size with some walls and a roof. Does anyone perhaps have any photos or other tips I can incorporate in designing and building a stable and comfortable woodland retreat. I will have the luxury of being able to stabilize the structure by connecting it to a large tree trunk.

Thanks

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Coach1310

I think it may be easier to build it freestanding, meaning it would be on poles rather than attached to the tree. If I remember I will snap a couple of pics of some of ours for reference. In case I forget, we used telephone poles for the poles, about 3 ft in the ground secured with concrete. just build a basic stick frame shelter on top...pretty simple if you have the equipment.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
NELS-BELLS

This was a topic a while back. Maybe it will help you get some ideas. Scan down and you will see a photo of the stand that I built this past summer. I took a nice doe out of it last weekend with my 2 kids there. They were more excited than I was, which made the time and money to build it all worth while.

http://www.fishingminnesota.com/forum/showflat.php?Cat=&Number=866198&page=11&view=collapsed&sb=5&o=&fpart=1

Nels

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
gizmoguy

duck2, post your email. I have plans in an excell drawing format and photos. Free standing tower. Can be made 4x4 or 4x8. With a roof if you want. All green treat wood. Will last for 30 years. I don't even have to check my stand before the season. I know it is ready to go. Very safe to climb into. The whole stand is bolted and screwed together.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
gizmoguy

some photos

120_2043_r1.jpg

smallstand.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
kentuck_ike

Hey Gizmoguy,

I'd love to see some plans too if you wouldn't mind e-mail them to me.

kentucky_ike@yahoo.com

Thanks, Ike

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
SSSTaxidermy

Me too gizmoguy, if you don't mind, I would like to see your excel plans..

mason27@gmail.com

Thanks

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
tunrevir

I'd like to post a photo of our deerstand over in Wisc and will try to e-mail you the jpeg file. Two ideas though, FF a certain big box store has a steel frame to which you attach you lumber and put up, or go to Menards and get on the computer there and build and "elevated deck to the demensions you'd like. I have also thought that a person could build a platform at the required height size and then anchor a pop up type portable blind to the deck that way you can put it up early and then take it down after the season and you have minimal lumber costs involved. Just a thought. I'll try to get the jpeg to you.

Tunrevir~

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this