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#3235307 - 02/23/20 10:32 AM DIY call tripod
1trkyhntr Online
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Registered: 09/27/09
Posts: 1307
Loc: Southside Virginia
I could not find a cheap tripod that I liked, or that I thought would hold up so I made my own. 12" tall. It is a little heavy at 1.8 lbs but it should handle just about any abuse we throw at it.
3/8" iron rod (1/4" would have been lighter but I did not have any on hand) for the legs and steel plate for the pivot hinges and top.



Edited by 1trkyhntr (02/23/20 11:06 PM)

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#3235432 - 02/23/20 08:36 PM Re: DIY call tripod [Re: 1trkyhntr]
204 AR Offline
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Registered: 01/31/10
Posts: 4917
Loc: Nebraska
Nicely done!
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#3249665 - 08/04/20 12:01 PM Re: DIY call tripod [Re: 1trkyhntr]
bdub24 Offline
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Registered: 05/08/20
Posts: 51
Loc: MS
too much trouble... just put it on the ground!

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#3252252 - 09/12/20 12:49 PM Re: DIY call tripod [Re: 1trkyhntr]
SVB Offline
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Registered: 03/18/14
Posts: 1214
Loc: Mich. Mqt co Beaver Grove
Good Job------very nice-Thanks for sharing

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#3252268 - 09/12/20 03:33 PM Re: DIY call tripod [Re: 1trkyhntr]
REID2168 Online
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Registered: 11/22/11
Posts: 823
Loc: Indiana
mines just a single rod with a bolt i welded to it & when i feel the grass may drown out my unit or i just want the sound to carry further such as windy days or nights i use it.....stays in my pack and dont even know its there till i need it....Good Luck! thumbup1

IMG_0314 by Stephen Reid, on Flickr

IMG_0311 by Stephen Reid, on Flickr

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#3252288 - 09/12/20 10:53 PM Re: DIY call tripod [Re: 1trkyhntr]
Bowhntr6pt Offline
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Registered: 04/09/13
Posts: 800
Loc: Central Florida
I use Shepard hooks.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Set-4-Garden-Shepard-Hooks-Sheppard-Shepherd-Metal-Hanging-Patio-Decoration/203081480232?hash=item2f48997828:g:O-QAAOSwm8ZfPMrk

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#3252323 - 09/13/20 02:49 PM Re: DIY call tripod [Re: REID2168]
DesertRam Offline
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Registered: 04/26/01
Posts: 8839
Loc: Las Cruces, NM USA
Originally Posted By: REID2168


IMG_0311 by Stephen Reid, on Flickr


I do pretty much the same as REID, though I added a small piece of 1x6 to spread the load over the bottom of the call and a short cross piece on the stake to add in removal.
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#3252379 - 09/14/20 01:52 AM Re: DIY call tripod [Re: 1trkyhntr]
derbyacresbob Offline
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Registered: 04/05/07
Posts: 4515
Loc: Kern County, CA
I use a hard bottom camo carry bag with a shoulder strap to carry my Foxpro, speaker, 12 volt battery, extra gloves, shotgun ammo, decoy and hand calls. I have cardboard boxes in it to make dividers to keep the caller, speaker and battery from flopping around.

I just set the Foxpro and speaker on top of the camo bag and that gets them about 8" off the ground and that is high enough for what I want.

While using a shotgun I don't want my caller to be in plain sight. When I can I hide my caller in rocks, grass or behind a bush so the coyotes can not see it easily. From what I have seen more coyotes will run right up to my caller if they can't see it sticking out like a sore thumb.
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The more my Foxpro is hidden or blends in, it helps get the coyotes closer to me.
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