elevated deer blind

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elevated deer blind

I am going to build a couple of elevated deer blinds this year and wanted to see what you guys do for anchoring them in the ground so that it doesn't get blown over in the first storm.  I am thinking of 6X6X6 for size and 6x6 treated poles about four feet cemented into the ground. 

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Are you building these on your own land ?       How high off the ground ?    I am not so sure that I would cement them in.

 

 

 

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we use 5x6 treated put them in the ground 3 feet never had any problems  no concrete

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Same here

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we use 5x6 treated put them in the ground 3 feet never had any problems  no concrete
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We have several blinds like you are talking. We use old but sturdy tlephone poles, and most of ours are anywhere from 10-25 feet in the air. Definatley great with newer sliding windows, and a sun flower heater, and you will stay nice and cozy..

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I will be building them on a friends land and I want the main floor to be about 14 feet off the ground. 

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My stepdad, anchored his down with cables bolted into trees around the stand. But I also know he drove them legs in about 3 ft.  He had one blow down before after spending 1000 bucks on them you really don't like picking up scraps.


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One of them I am going to mount in between a couple of big cotton wood trees.  So that one will be anchored very well.  The other two are going to be overlooking some cattails.

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mine is about 6ft tall and i used round treated fence posts, got about four feet in the ground. I used 2x6s at the top of the post then tied the hut into them also ran 2x6 cross ways on post seems real solid

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Here is what we put together and it hasn't moved in the worst wind.  We put the 4X4's 3 feet in the ground and put quickcrete around them.  The opening is about 13 feet off the ground.

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Mine is 15 feet up, but I used steel racking to build mine. Quick and easy set up.  I had to take 3 foot of 1 inch rebar. Weld flat piece of steel and pound them in, run cable, make it tight and never worry about it again.  You have to do all four corners.  Mine is on the top of the hill with not a tree in sight so it gets pounded.

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kdm...do u mind me asking how much $ u had into urs when u were done....if not i understand...thinkin about building one or two new ones on some land we just bought and urs looks like a good and easy idea!

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All I will say is windows.  Put in windows.

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kruk05 Said:
kdm...do u mind me asking how much $ u had into urs when u were done....if not i understand...thinkin about building one or two new ones on some land we just bought and urs looks like a good and easy idea!

I can't remember exactly, but I think it was right around $400 for everything.  That was 4 years ago though.  We built 3 stands like this.  The 4X4's are 16 feet long and everything was green treated.  I do remember that hauling those things was real interesting.  I plan on doubling the size of this one and adding windows, heat, and a pee tube.  I'm getting lazy I guess.  I hope this helps.  PM me if you have other questions.

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Built this about 5 years ago, nothing into the ground, set it on cement blocks.  still standing, floor is about 8 feet up. 

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