In rough terms (and I put the "rough" in rough carpenter) the floor plan will be 6' by 8'. The floor will be 10' above the ground. The sill of the windows will be 33" above the floor. I am agonizing over the size of the windows but will probably make them 48" wide by 24" tall.
Kubota wants me to make a peaked roof and use scissors trusses so he can use it during archery season.
I will ask one of my brothers or the Captain to give me a hand tipping the pre-fabs vertical.
Legal methods of take
Michigan was the last state in the Nation to allow elevated stands. The DNR issued citations to hunters if they were sitting on a stump and the heels of their boots did not touch the ground.
One advantage of elevated stands is that hunters are shooting down, into the ground. That makes them inherently safer than ground blinds.
I would love to have the DNR give serious consideration to
- Re-evaluate minimum distance between blinds and structures.
- Consider allowing the use of ANY CHAMBERING, even in current "shotgun only areas" as long as a "follower" or spacers have been installed in the magazine so-as to render it a "single-shot" firearm.
Degrading a repeating firearm to a "single shot" goes a long way towards mitigating this failure mode. This is not technically difficult. Benchrest shooters almost always use their firearms as "single-hots" and there are many aftermarket parts that convert repeating firearms into single shots. Example.