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MJ1657

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MJ1657

Its the time of year I think about adding or improving deer stands. I added the window shutters a couple weeks ago to my enclosed stand.I'm going to start building a box stand like in the lower picture but its going to be wider so 2 kids can sit with me and I'm going to add a roof. I'll post some pics of my progress. 

Let's see yours.

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MJ.

I enjoyed doing a few coyote sets out of your stands this winter.  Nice stands!!!

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MJ1657

Thanks!

Glad you can get some use out of them.

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MJ1657

Here is the latest stand I'm working on. It will be a box stand like in the bottom picture of my previous post. This one will have a roof though. I'm going to build it cantilever style so there will not be any posts to get in the way of shooting. I will put it on 10' legs.

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I made a little more progress before we got rained out. Rubber roof is done. Just need to finish up the door, trim and paint the siding.

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MJ1657

Rubber roof

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IceHawk

Nice work that bugger is going to be sweet too hunt out of. Keep the photo's comeing enjoy seeing the progress it gives me some ideas :)

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MJ1657

I had a scoped gun fall over leaning against the rail in my enclosed stand last year. Here's my solution to that. Traced out half a Gatorade bottle cap and cut it out with my jig saw. I need to bring my generator to the woods and do this to my other stands. 

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monstermoose78

Looks like comfy place to hunt 

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IceHawk

Great idea for the scoped gun

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monstermoose78

I would love put one of these where I like to hunt but the Forest Service would be knocking on the cabin door. I could put one on the property, but we normally all hunt the clear cuts behind the property on the Forest Service Land where it is clear cut. I wonder if you could build one on wheels?

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MJ1657

I would love put one of these where I like to hunt but the Forest Service would be knocking on the cabin door. I could put one on the property, but we normally all hunt the clear cuts behind the property on the Forest Service Land where it is clear cut. I wonder if you could buildon

I'm sure you could build one on wheels. It wouldn't be to hard to do. Here's how I move mine.  

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MJ1657

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monstermoose78

That would be great but I think my dad would die if took that down the logging road. 

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MJ1657

The stand in the tractor pic was built in pieces in case I ever want to set it up where I can't get a tractor. 

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eyeguy 54

My stands a ladders and portables so toooooo boring. :)

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IceHawk

Nice Job ! Mj you did a fantastic job and the effort you put forth shows by the quality shown. A well built stand and I hope you get to connect on a Big buck this fall out of her :)

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MJ1657

Added some prop rods to the window shutters today. This one is officially done. 

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monstermoose78

MJ do you bring a propane heater in there with you? 

Looks great MJ!!

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MJ1657

Yes but I never ran it last year. 

 

Thanks Monstermoose.

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jay83196

My dad and I built tjis 4-5 years ago, use it mostly late season when it's cold.

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birdswacker

Anyone have an enclosed stand they bow hunt out of?

i'm looking for ideas

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MJ1657

Got the new one set

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Scott K

I like the ideas. I need to build a new enclosed stand, but time has ran out this year. I may need to hunt out of a pop up blind. 

 

Question, my land is over 200 miles away, would you recommend building the floor, roof, and the 4 walls at home, hauling them there on a snowmobile trailer? Or, putting it all together at home, and being careful hauling it up? Or just make the entire thing up there? I was thinking making it here, and assembling it up there. 

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MJ1657

I've done it both ways. I built the fully enclosed stand at home then brought it out to the woods and assembled it. The toughest part was getting the roof up there. I ended up making ramps and winching it up there. I'll see if I can dig up the pics. 

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MJ1657

This is what I've found works good for mounting the posts to the floor. I cut the posts at a 5 degree angle. 

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perchking

Just need to install the door and windows and this one should be done.  6x8 platform with a 6x6 box blind.

 

 

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MJ1657

Here is another one I put together. Built it at home. Raised it up and put the legs on it in the field. 

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