Summit Treestands
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drycreek 07-Sep-17
drycreek 07-Sep-17
Corn bore 07-Sep-17
drycreek 07-Sep-17
t-roy 07-Sep-17
drycreek 08-Sep-17
MK111 09-Sep-17
drycreek 11-Sep-17
drycreek 11-Sep-17
drycreek 11-Sep-17
drycreek 11-Sep-17
From: drycreek
07-Sep-17

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Sarge is pleased with his work !
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Sarge is pleased with his work !
Well, it's time once more to get seed in the ground in Texas. I know everyone is aware that Harvey dumped a bunch of water on parts of the state, but very little of that got to me. Soooo, I'm planting in dry ground with no rain in the ten day forecast. I've planted in powder before with no problems, but I'd rather at least have hope for a rain. Nevertheless, I've got four places to plant so I got started last Friday. I disced up four plots on my home place where my son and I hunt. We planted wheat in his plots Saturday. Three plots were his, as I only hunt one bow blind about 300 yards from my back door. For my plot, I chose Granpa Ray's Inner Sanctum. I'm anxious to see what it does.

From: drycreek
07-Sep-17

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A friend's plot
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A friend's plot
Next, I went to a 350+- ac. lease that's about 30 minutes from home. Three plots on this place about as far from each other as you can get. By myself, I had to disc all plots, then come back to the truck for fertilizer and seed, one trip for each plot, then drag all the plots down. Started at 7:00 am and got home after 6:00 pm. I was beat ! Planted wheat and Austrian winter peas.

From: Corn bore
07-Sep-17
Plant in the dust, the bins will bust. Plant in the mud, crops a dud. Your looking good.

From: drycreek
07-Sep-17

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Bow blind made of cattle panels
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Bow blind made of cattle panels
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Swing-away bow hanger
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Swing-away bow hanger
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Rebar across top to keep the roof from collapsing
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Rebar across top to keep the roof from collapsing
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View out of the big front window
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View out of the big front window
I should post a picture of my blind I guess. I'm not quite through with the camo job yet, I'll put a couple cedars each side of the front window and dig a post hole to put them in. With a little moisture, they will stay green for a while.

From: t-roy
07-Sep-17
What did you use for the roof?

From: drycreek
08-Sep-17
Troy, the top is a commercially made top by RealBark Hunting Systems. I know the owner because I did a bunch of dirt work for him. The tops I bought were blems but they suited me just fine. They're domed and keep the blind dry. He makes the very best tripods I've ever seen but they're expensive. Still, I own four of them, traded work for two of them though. I can't post pics where I am, not enough signal, but I'll post some more inside pics when I get back home. I'm deer farming on my place this weekend !

From: MK111
09-Sep-17
Looks great and good luck.

10-Sep-17
It does look great!

From: drycreek
11-Sep-17

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Preparing to put camo netting on the windows
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Preparing to put camo netting on the windows
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Added a little natural camo
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Added a little natural camo
Ok, here are a couple more blind pics. The entire blind is covered with I/O carpet, including the door.

From: drycreek
11-Sep-17
Here's another on my other place that sits on the ground. Next year, it will be on a short platform also, just so much better to not have to dodge ground crawlers at daylight minus ! :-)

A little tip for those of you that might hunt out of popups and leave them out all season. Hang an ear tag that's designed to keep flies off cattle in your blind. It will keep spiders and other creepy-crawlies out. Buy them at TSC.

From: drycreek
11-Sep-17

From: drycreek
11-Sep-17

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Bear with me folks. The pic was too dark, I lightened it up.

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