Hexagon Blind Build

Discussion in 'Iowa Whitetail Conference' started by pete, Dec 1, 2014.

Tags: Add Tags
  1. StickersNKickers

    StickersNKickers Camo Up!

    Messages:
    1,471
    Likes Received:
    57
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Greatest country in the world
    Looks good! Was wondering if you would be able to carry or pull it out. That would be very disappointing if you had to dismantle it to get it out!
     
  2. AdBot Guest Advertisement

  3. Mr. Deeds

    Mr. Deeds Member

    Messages:
    156
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    Southwest Iowa
    Could you PM me the link you got your plans or post them!
     
  4. pete

    pete Member

    Messages:
    742
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Location:
    Urbandale, IA
    My plans are in PDF can't remember what site I got them and can't figure out how to post a PDF. If anyone wants the plans PM me your e-mail and I will send.
     
  5. pete

    pete Member

    Messages:
    742
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Location:
    Urbandale, IA
    Got it out of my garage and out to the farm, go the roof put on...just gotta cut off the extra expandable foam and paint and then elevate it.

    What is everyone's opinion on how high to elevate? 8', 10'. or 12'?

    [​IMG]
     
  6. HorseDoctor

    HorseDoctor PMA Member

    Messages:
    2,093
    Likes Received:
    317
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Location:
    Central Iowa
    Depends on what the terrain is like that you are looking over and what range shot is reasonable. All of mine are 10' or less. One of my best blinds sits on a hill looking down over a food plot and it is at ground level. No reason to go higher than 10 or 12 unless you anticipate the return of center-fire rifle hunting... :D
     
  7. StickersNKickers

    StickersNKickers Camo Up!

    Messages:
    1,471
    Likes Received:
    57
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Greatest country in the world
    Agreed with keeping the terrain/surroundings in mind, but also maybe shoot for something that will work in several places in case you want to move it around. What is the reach of the loader you're going to move it/lift it with? Will you be moving it with legs attached? If so, you would want to account for those and terrain between spots so they don't hang up if the loader can't get them high enough (assuming you are lifting under the base of the blind).
     
  8. Daver

    Daver PMA Member

    Messages:
    6,078
    Likes Received:
    1,322
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Iowa City
    FWIW, we built a blind much like this about 5 years ago and never did elevate it and it really hasn't been a deterrent to the many deer and turkey that have been shot out of it. If I were to elevate a blind like this, I would only go about 8'-10' up and then be sure that it is windproof, etc.
     
  9. iowavf

    iowavf Member

    Messages:
    251
    Likes Received:
    24
    Trophy Points:
    18
    I have mine setting on 8' post, but it's pretty flat. If this sets out in the open, I would consider adding some braces to the roof because a high wind will peel that roof off. Also fold your tin over the edge and screw it to the roof to help it stay on better and also protect the edges of the wood.
     
    Last edited: Apr 22, 2015
  10. Daver

    Daver PMA Member

    Messages:
    6,078
    Likes Received:
    1,322
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Iowa City
    I also think you may want to slide some drip edge under the steel roof and on top of the roof decking or your waferboard may function as a "wick" when it is raining, etc. I would also recommend putting a coat of paint on the underside of the waferboard to retard moisture absorption too.
     
  11. pete

    pete Member

    Messages:
    742
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Location:
    Urbandale, IA
    Daver great idea on the drip edge going to get that on this weekend. I also plan to prime and paint the underside of the particle board and put flat iron braces on each corner of the roof to the blind, to hopefully keep the roof from ripping off.

    I took these pictures from the top of the tractor after I had gotten done mowing this area, this is where the blind is going to sit. Last weekend I plowed, disked, harrowed, fertilzed and planted Whitetail Institute imperial edge.

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
  12. pete

    pete Member

    Messages:
    742
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Location:
    Urbandale, IA
    Finally got everything finished and the blind elevated....It only took about 8 months....:)

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
  13. patoconn

    patoconn PMA Member

    Messages:
    43
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    6
    Location:
    Grimes, IA
    Looks great!
     
  14. loneranger

    loneranger Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    3,234
    Likes Received:
    103
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Location:
    Iowa
    Hunting from a closed house like that,,makes BOW,,hunting too easy. Can draw a bow with no movement noticed at all. Should not be legal. Should have to become part of the environment, in brush, or a tree. Keep bow hunting simple and a challenge. :D Just kidding, but you catch my drift:D
     
  15. retiredmurph

    retiredmurph Member

    Messages:
    99
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    6
    Location:
    South Central Iowa
    Looks great, are you planning on tying it down? the wind will blow over the best built blinds. We drive a 6 ft fence post in next to at least 2 legs and attach them with Large clamps.
     
  16. pete

    pete Member

    Messages:
    742
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Location:
    Urbandale, IA
    I have never harvested an animal with my bow in a closed blind like this in 22 years of bowhunting. I built this mainly so I could take my 8 year old son with me during late season.....
     
  17. pete

    pete Member

    Messages:
    742
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Location:
    Urbandale, IA
    Yes I took these pics before anchoring....I put four 5' ground anchors about 10' from each corner then ran a 5/16" cable from the base of the blind to the anchor and tightened then down with turnbuckles.
     
  18. deerhunter93

    deerhunter93 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,094
    Likes Received:
    293
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Location:
    Norwalk
    Looks good to me! I bet your son will enjoy it!
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice