Deer stands becoming more comfy

Published 4:34 pm Saturday, November 24, 2012

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

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.

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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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