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#7001268 - 12/18/17 02:46 PM tower height
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Currently in a 10ft tower in Young County and feel I could use another couple of feet up to better my vantage point. Anyone have preference in tower heights given the terrain in North Central Texas area?

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#7001284 - 12/18/17 02:54 PM Re: tower height [Re: sdunshee]
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If im in the air, I like to be 15' up. Otherwise im on the ground, everywhere.
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#7001344 - 12/18/17 03:31 PM Re: tower height [Re: sdunshee]
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We have 10-12 foot towers. I do like sitting up higher, but we try to keep all of our stands short enough to not be visible from public roads, so that's about the limit for us.
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#7001349 - 12/18/17 03:36 PM Re: tower height [Re: sdunshee]
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Put a "porch" on the thing, for safety's sake.
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#7001545 - 12/18/17 05:51 PM Re: tower height [Re: sdunshee]
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I guess it depends on where you are. My blind is on a 4” tower. Gets me up plenty high to see over everything in the area.
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#7001701 - 12/18/17 07:47 PM Re: tower height [Re: sdunshee]
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10 ft. tower should put eyes at about 14 ft, how much taller you wanna go? Put a skylight in the roof and make a gun turret. Then 16 feet in air.

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#7002628 - 12/19/17 11:51 AM Re: tower height [Re: Dalee7892]
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Originally Posted By: Dalee7892
10 ft. tower should put eyes at about 14 ft, how much taller you wanna go? Put a skylight in the roof and make a gun turret. Then 16 feet in air.


I think I could benefit from another 5ft up.

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#7002789 - 12/19/17 01:19 PM Re: tower height [Re: sdunshee]
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I have 2 15' towers on my place in Murray. Have a lot of bull mesquites with thick cover and a pretty flat topography so it does help a lot. I did not skimp on my towers and do have a porch and are as safe as you can buy IMO.
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#7003032 - 12/19/17 03:27 PM Re: tower height [Re: sdunshee]
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10' for me
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#7003519 - 12/19/17 09:26 PM Re: tower height [Re: sdunshee]
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We have two 20fters. Man they are nice, we can see forever from that high. We talk and and make plenty of noise up there and deer never even look our way.
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#7004135 - 12/20/17 10:00 AM Re: tower height [Re: sdunshee]
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Be careful how tall you make them. I have hunted in a buddies blind that is super tall and overlooks an area of lower elevation. It is actually hard to shoot at anything inside of 100 yards because of the angle.
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#7004249 - 12/20/17 11:01 AM Re: tower height [Re: redchevy]
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Originally Posted By: redchevy
Be careful how tall you make them. I have hunted in a buddies blind that is super tall and overlooks an area of lower elevation. It is actually hard to shoot at anything inside of 100 yards because of the angle.

True, I have an 18' tower that was great in south Tx but way too tall in northeast Tx to see under the trees. I cut the tower in half to make 2 towers and works much better!

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#7004332 - 12/20/17 11:57 AM Re: tower height [Re: bronco71]
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Originally Posted By: redchevy
Be careful how tall you make them. I have hunted in a buddies blind that is super tall and overlooks an area of lower elevation. It is actually hard to shoot at anything inside of 100 yards because of the angle.

True, I have an 18' tower that was great in south Tx but way too tall in northeast Tx to see under the trees. I cut the tower in half to make 2 towers and works much better!


For years we hunted in 10 foot towers in the hillcountry, thought it was the only way to go being off the ground. Finally sat a ground blind on the place and it was night and day different, the place had a brows line that allowed you to see a long way when in a tower stand you wouldn't be able to see any of it.
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#7006574 - 12/21/17 11:41 PM Re: tower height [Re: Tff caribou]
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Originally Posted By: Tff caribou
I guess it depends on where you are. My blind is on a 4” tower. Gets me up plenty high to see over everything in the area.
a 4 inch tower? Now that’s high!

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#7006784 - 12/22/17 07:38 AM Re: tower height [Re: sdunshee]
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Different heights for different locations.

Most are 5' or 6' tall with 4x4 blinds so you can still look UNDER the large tree limbs.

I have one that 4x8 on 12' tower overlooking a creek bottom that is about 300 yards wide x 200 yards deep.
This height lets you see over brush and still see under the tall trees on creek.

My main stand is an insulated and carpeted 4x8 on 16' tower with 4'x3' porch and 3x3 angle iron stairs up to it.
This area is mostly low mesquites and you can watch 4 fairly active feeders from this stand.


Edited by Vern1 (12/22/17 07:40 AM)
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