Re: Deer Stand or The Ground
You can trust me on the fact that when I build it I will "over build it." You have seen the pictures of stands that look like a small house on stilts. Well that is what I am thinking of building. We have a WWll vet here that is a Medal of Honor recipient and loves to hunt but does not have the ability to hunt the way he used to due to health reasons. I was thinking that if I built it like a small house with steps up to the stand he could walk up and do some game watching with me. May not shoot anything but he would enjoy the watching anyway. Who knows he may decide to harvest one. Then when Deer season is over I can use the stand to call coyotes. Would not hurt my feelings to draw the coyote population down a lot. We need the coyotes as they are very good at keeping the vermin population down but here and now we have way to many. They are very hard on our fawn population. I am looking at making it 6X6 so as to have room enough for two people and my camera. I am going to make a set of steps up to the platform and maybe if Mr. Baker needs the heat we will install a portable propane heater for him to use. I have a couple of those for the greenhouse already. Hopefully I can get some good photos of my critters that stay here most of the time.
'Bravery is being the only one who knows you're afraid.' - David Hackworth