Dave Schultz sits in the custom deer stand he built on his property in rural Winona County. The stand is insulated, carpeted, and has double-pane sliding windows — and includes a van seat, from which Schultz can shoot deer. -- Alex Kolyer/for MPR

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Deer stands becoming more comfy

Published 4:34pm Saturday, November 24, 2012

By Elizabeth Baier, Minnesota Public Radio News

ROLLINGSTONE — As hunters in southeastern Minnesota head outdoors for the final weekend of the deer-hunting season, some will wait to spot a deer the way they always have — perched atop a tree on a makeshift tree stand.

But others won’t have to rely on makeshift tree stands. Instead, they’ll hunt from the comfort of deer hunting shacks, some of which include glass windows.

Among those choosing to shoot in comfort is Dave Schultz, who built a deer stand that most would consider palatial on his five-acre property about 20 minutes north of Winona.

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