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Old 12-30-2017, 08:09 PM   #1
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Default how tall is too tall for a blind?

I hade some bull dozer work done this year and really opened up/thinned it out some. I have a couple spots I could set up a tower blind and have a huge field of view. From river bottom to open plains on our property. I am thinking 20' tall would get the view needed. Any pics, pointers on going that tall? Currently 8-10' is the tallest I have made.
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Old 12-30-2017, 08:13 PM   #2
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14 is the highest I’ve been in an it was plenty. Don’t think I’d go, or be comfortable in much taller.
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Old 12-30-2017, 08:34 PM   #3
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20' is getting up there... Will have to anchor that down pretty well to keep safe and sturdy... 12 is our go to height.
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Old 12-30-2017, 08:35 PM   #4
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We have a 16' floor level, homemade. Suggest you have a good stair case and porch.
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Old 12-30-2017, 08:38 PM   #5
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This should do it.

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Old 12-30-2017, 08:59 PM   #6
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20' is getting up there... Will have to anchor that down pretty well to keep safe and sturdy... 12 is our go to height.
Same here......
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Old 12-30-2017, 09:13 PM   #7
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How far are you comfortable falling?
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Old 12-30-2017, 09:13 PM   #8
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If you have the base wide enough it shouldn’t be a problem. I use drill stem for legs for blinds and feeders. Would think it would be plenty stout to make 20’ happen pretty easily.
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Old 12-30-2017, 09:23 PM   #9
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How far are you comfortable falling?
Whoa !!
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Old 01-05-2018, 11:27 AM   #10
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If you have the base wide enough it shouldn’t be a problem. I use drill stem for legs for blinds and feeders. Would think it would be plenty stout to make 20’ happen pretty easily.
I think 16' is about right.

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Old 01-05-2018, 11:44 AM   #11
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My dad had a welding shop when I was a kid and built one that was 32' to the floor...

That was TOO HIGH!
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Old 01-05-2018, 11:49 AM   #12
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My blind is on a 18’ tower. A 16’ would have been easier to transport on a trailer.
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Old 01-05-2018, 12:04 PM   #13
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This is why i hunt out of ground blinds LOL
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Old 01-05-2018, 12:16 PM   #14
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I hade some bull dozer work done this year and really opened up/thinned it out some. I have a couple spots I could set up a tower blind and have a huge field of view. From river bottom to open plains on our property. I am thinking 20' tall would get the view needed. Any pics, pointers on going that tall? Currently 8-10' is the tallest I have made.
I've climbed that high in trees for hunting before. Gets you a good view for sure.

One thing, if the area was thinned out, are you going to maintain it so it stays thin? Otherwise a stand that high may be useless in 5 years due to plant growth.
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Old 01-05-2018, 08:45 PM   #15
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I have one that is 16’ to the floor and that is tall enough for me!
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Old 01-05-2018, 09:55 PM   #16
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I have one 16' to the floor but it is on a 4' berm to give me 20'. An easterly wind toppled it once. When I repaired it I put a cable into an earth anchor front center. Built a ladder out of angle iron that acts as a kick stand at the rear that is also anchored. Originally I had 3' rebar in driven in at each leg but they pulled right out. The ground is pretty sandy. Not going anywhere now and been standing tall for about 10 years. Legs are 4x4 posts with 2x4 X-braces.
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Old 01-05-2018, 10:56 PM   #17
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^^^ can you see into the next county in that thing?
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Old 01-11-2018, 01:36 PM   #18
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We had some 30 ft single pipe stands made out of dril stem and run them through a tree for extra stability. Also added wires and turnbuckles to make it steady


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