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#6364405 - 07/10/16 11:15 AM Deer stand base heights
USMC89 Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 05/13/14
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Loc: Chinquapin Tx
Building a few new stands for a place we got near Sheffield,tx west of Ozona. What height do Yall recommend for the stand bases, I was thinking 5' that should have my windows around 8'

Trying to build them to where I can turn them on their roofs to haul and not be over the 13'6" legal height and I can haul 2 at a time plus my side by side this way.

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#6365302 - 07/11/16 08:29 AM Re: Deer stand base heights [Re: USMC89]
PMK Offline
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Registered: 09/10/12
Posts: 7201
Loc: Central TX (Gtown/Austin)
4-6 foot should be good depending on your terrain. I have a place SW from Ozona and one of my stands is about 4 foot to the floor that works well with proper placement and lane clearing.
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#6365558 - 07/11/16 11:49 AM Re: Deer stand base heights [Re: USMC89]
USMC89 Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 05/13/14
Posts: 340
Loc: Chinquapin Tx
Ok I decided on 5' bases and 6 1/2' tall stands. That way I can still hail on a trailer standing up and be under the legal height

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#6365573 - 07/11/16 11:59 AM Re: Deer stand base heights [Re: USMC89]
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Registered: 12/29/14
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Loc: Conroe, TX
Originally Posted By: USMC89
Ok I decided on 5' bases and 6 1/2' tall stands. That way I can still hail on a trailer standing up and be under the legal height


It's going to be a chore getting those suckers on and off the trailer and they'll catch a lot of wind hauling. I pre cut legs and used elevator brackets once I got it to my location. Lifting was easy with a little tow strap tension and x-braces after. 2cents
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#6365583 - 07/11/16 12:18 PM Re: Deer stand base heights [Re: titan2232]
Mr. T. Offline
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Originally Posted By: titan2232
Originally Posted By: USMC89
Ok I decided on 5' bases and 6 1/2' tall stands. That way I can still hail on a trailer standing up and be under the legal height


It's going to be a chore getting those suckers on and off the trailer and they'll catch a lot of wind hauling. I pre cut legs and used elevator brackets once I got it to my location. Lifting was easy with a little tow strap tension and x-braces after. 2cents


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#6365977 - 07/11/16 05:07 PM Re: Deer stand base heights [Re: Mr. T.]
stxranchman Offline
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Registered: 08/04/10
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Originally Posted By: Mr. T.
Originally Posted By: titan2232
Originally Posted By: USMC89
Ok I decided on 5' bases and 6 1/2' tall stands. That way I can still hail on a trailer standing up and be under the legal height


It's going to be a chore getting those suckers on and off the trailer and they'll catch a lot of wind hauling. I pre cut legs and used elevator brackets once I got it to my location. Lifting was easy with a little tow strap tension and x-braces after. 2cents


X2

x3 those blinds will be like a sail in the wind. Chain and boomers to tie them down. Lots of them also.
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#6366735 - 07/12/16 09:41 AM Re: Deer stand base heights [Re: USMC89]
Dadsaid Offline


Registered: 05/06/09
Posts: 585
Loc: Houston, Texas
I would definitely look into removable legs..

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#6367072 - 07/12/16 02:28 PM Re: Deer stand base heights [Re: USMC89]
ELKMTB Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 07/18/12
Posts: 166
Loc: DFW
10 foot might be better depending on terrain and vegetation.

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