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Deer Hunting: 
My first
                        hunt for deer!
2014 - 2015
My second
                        deer season
2015 - 2016
My third
                        deer season
2016 - 2017
My
                        fourth deer season
2017 - 2018

Building a hunting tower platform

for the 2015-2016 deer season!



SCOUTING FOR LOCATION OF PLATFORM

 We chose the frog pond location because our first trailcam
showed deer activity (after throwing out corn).
I realized later that using bait was not the best way for determining a deer path.

Nevertheless, this is a water source and it is relatively far from humans.



Tim and I went scouting the property to try to get
some ideas on where the platform should go.
Saturday, October 24, 2015
The Roadside Pond was one place we considered.
We later heard from a neighbor that bucks come here.
Saturday, October 24, 2015
The Frog Pond was the other site we considered.

Saturday, October 24, 2015



We ultimately decided on the Frog Pond.
It was far from the road and it was a water source.
Saturday, October 24, 2015
We came back two weeks later and began work.
The platform will go where Tim stands.
Saturday, November 7, 2015
This location is within shot of the trailcam.

Saturday, November 7, 2015


Originally, a box blind was to be installed on top of the
platform, but it become too much work to complete in time.


The top dimensions were 4'-by-4'.
This turned out to be a little too cozy for two guys!

Tim had a difficulty with the ladder and entrance portal,
so I became the only one to use the platform.


EVOLUTION of a PERMANENT METAL TOWER PLATFORM!


FIRST WEEKEND OF ASSEMBLY
we got a late start on Saturday and came back on Sunday






5:17 p.m. CST November 7, 2015
Getting started on tower sides
5:17 p.m. CST November 7, 2015
Ladder and platform pieces
5:17 p.m. CST November 7, 2015
Sorting out all of the small parts
5:32 p.m. CST November 7, 2015
Tim assembling platform pieces
5:51 p.m. CST November 7, 2015
We have two
complete sides of tower





10:01 a.m. CST November 8, 2015
Came back the next morning
1:46 p.m. CST November 8, 2015
Tower now staked to the ground
1:47 p.m. CST November 8, 2015
It was very cold and rainy today
1:51 p.m. CST November 8, 2015
Where is the tower platform? [left]
1:51 p.m. CST November 8, 2015
Nestled in the woods backdrop
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Due to uncomfortable weather, we knocked off early that Sunday afternoon



Sunday, November 8, 2015 Sunday, November 8, 2015
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SECOND WEEKEND OF ASSEMBLY

we started mid Friday afternoon and stayed the night into Saturday





4:04 p.m. CST November 20, 2015
Tim and I both took off work Friday
4:05 p.m. CST November 20, 2015
All nuts and bolts have to be tight
4:05 p.m. CST November 20, 2015
Tim was very focused
4:06 p.m. CST November 20, 2015
This view shows the height
5:58 p.m. CST November 20, 2015
We ran out of daylight fast!





11:27 a.m. CST November 21, 2015
We got a breakfast in town & returned
11:27 a.m. CST November 21, 2015
Platform is near completion
12:59 p.m. CST November 21, 2015
We now complete the trap door
1:00 p.m. CST November 21, 2015
Tim is getting idea of how it feels
1:05 p.m. CST November 21, 2015
I also want to know what it's like
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I am now READY to hunt!
(albeit with no cover)

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PLATFORM IN OPERATION:
I used a Big Game chair on the platform
In time, the ground began to flood from the pond
Getting the chair on top was challenging

4:27 p.m. CST  Sunday, December 20, 2015 9:01 a.m. CST  Sunday, January 3, 2016 11:08 a.m. CST  Saturday, January 23, 2016

 
Panoramic view from the top of the tower platform:

6:55 a.m. CST  Sunday, January 3, 2016

When I hunted this location, I always entered the area from the field (above to right).
This was easiest and it made the least amount of noise.


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