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Who has the tallest blind? #7652993 11/05/19 07:33 PM
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I was thinking about this recently - how high is too high? My tallest blind is a box blind I built using 10' legs and it has a great view. I was out with a friend of mine a few weeks ago checking his blinds, and he has one that has a metal base with 20' legs. I crawled up the ladder and looked out - that 20' makes for a commanding view of the countryside, but also a bit on the vertigo side for me.

Was talking to another friend who said that when he bought his place, it came with a blind with legs at 42'. He said he has climbed up twice to hunt, but both times he was so nervous that he no longer hunts from it. I went over to his place recently and he showed me this blind. And while I did not measure to confirm the height, I can emphatically say I would not climb that high to hunt. Too far up for my tastes.

Anyone hunt regularly from that high? Higher? I think you would have to practice shots to be accurate, but maybe not.


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Re: Who has the tallest blind? [Re: Dalroo] #7652997 11/05/19 07:37 PM
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I am to the point where lower is better and on the ground is best. I would like to have watched them standing up that 42' tower.

Re: Who has the tallest blind? [Re: jakebunch] #7653008 11/05/19 07:43 PM
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Originally Posted by jakebunch
I am to the point where lower is better and on the ground is best. I would like to have watched them standing up that 42' tower.


Ha! Yes, that would have been fun to watch. It was there when he bought the place, so not sure who built it or how, but 42' seems like a bit of overkill to me. I have a tree stand that is up at 16', but I always wear a harness when climbing/sitting in it and feel fairly comfortable. Will add, on the 42' blind, he said it is pretty solid, but can still feel even modest breeze making it sway - no thanks.


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Re: Who has the tallest blind? [Re: Dalroo] #7653053 11/05/19 08:42 PM
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Our tallest is on a 21 ft base; we call it the Gentleman. I rarely hunt it...

Re: Who has the tallest blind? [Re: Dalroo] #7653062 11/05/19 08:48 PM
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Not a blind, but I regularly climb pine trees to 30+ feet back in Arkansas and Oklahoma. This is big timber country, and from that height, you can see a country mile. It gets kinda interesting when the wind is blowing.

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a good blind lets you see the Rattlesnakes, and has a Cot to sleep in, while you wait out them Snakes.

Re: Who has the tallest blind? [Re: Dalroo] #7653098 11/05/19 09:12 PM
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My tall one is 10 feet, floor to ground. I like it a lot.


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Following. I want a couple of blinds as tall as I can get WITH full stairs and handrails. (I'm not schtupid!) grin There are a couple of spots on my place that I want them for the view more than killing something, but I'd put a feeder up for sure. I've climbed a few windmills and we sold (and I "flew") aerial devices, a.k.a. "bucket trucks" as high as 150'. (You read that right.) I wanna be around as long as possible with the grandkids. I'm not climbing anymore ladders to get in a dam blind.


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My tallest is 18' to floor of 4x8' 2 person box blind.
It is on two commercial 9' tall sections of scaffold.
The scaffolds are 6' wide x 10' long between the uprights, stacked two high and I have 3 12' 4x6 treated beams that holds up the box blind and a 2' porch.
My son built a set of steps with handrail out of 3" angle iron to get up to porch for my Dad before he passed away.
I can see a little over 400 yards in a couple of directions but most are limited by brush.
It is guyed on 4 corners and still dances a little since the 8' sides face the prevailing north and south winds.

My brother had a 4x4 box blind on a 20' angle iron tower and even after we guyed all 4 corners with 3/8" cable it still danced in high wind.
He hunted out of it and liked it but he also spent some time operating a tower crane.


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