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DuckBlind

Cheap...Perm...Fish House...?

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A couple of us built a duck blind just a few weeks back, hoping to get a lot of use out of it this year. Early goose...and duck season!!! Can't wait! It is 12ft x 4ft...about 5ft tall and the roof is set back a bit so you can stand to shoot (picture a baseball dugout). Untreated wood, figure it will need some work after a few years sitting out in the rain, wind, etc...

Got us thinking though...we usually put two of those clam shacks together (so basically a 12ft x 4ft ice house) when we head out ice fishing. 4 guys sitting in a line having a good time...we drape a jacket over the gap between the two houses and pull eachothers doors in the opposite house to seal off the gap along the sides where the two houses come together. Good times...but setting up and tearing down each night gets old.

Wondering...if we built a 12ft x 4ft house...assembled it on land. And then took it out in sections and put it together we would have the same set up without the hassle of setting up and tearing down. Hoping to do this cheap...untreated wood. Is this worth it. Would the house last the year...or two...or three maybe!??! If so, we might give it a go. Nothing fancy, just a place to get out of the wind and keep warm with a couple of small heaters.

Any advice...

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Growing up this is the only way we did it. so ya it will work well, I think we got 5 years out of one. This way you can get it out early ice

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Yeah, I have one the same as you are describing, but it is 6x10 as it fits on my trailer better that way. Block it up good so it doesn't freeze down and you will get 5+ years out of it. I did use GT for the skids however, put tar paper on the roof, used 2x2 studs. Total cost was right at $300.

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Years ago we made a 6' x 45' wind proof portable for fishing the flats for a weekend. It was made by drilling holes in the ice every 10' and putting 2x2's in them, got out a 100' roll of poly, a staple hammer and we had a " Ice Station Zebra"!

Kept us warm, we slept in lawn chairs and used the old sunflower heaters for heat. At night we had 4 lanterns on and I'm sure you could see us from MPLS! Only problem, it got pretty slippery and when we accidently knocked over the minnow bucket.... well... it wasn't fun trying to round up the minnows in a 45' water slide.

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