How much comfort and ease does a hunter need? In St. Louis Country forest, shooters are not only building "deer stands" larger than some houses, but cutting down swathes of forest to make it easier to nail their targets. John Myers writes:
St. Louis County foresters say deer stands, tree-cutting and food plots are getting out of hand on county land [Duluth News-Tribune]
“We’re getting over-built. We’re seeing mansions out there — basically hunting shacks on stilts,” Bob Krepps, St. Louis County land commissioner, told the News Tribune.It’s not just a couple of boards slapped into a tree, but tree houses with stairways, decks, shingled roofs, commercial windows, insulation, propane heaters, carpeting, lounge chairs, tables and “even some with generators so they have electricity,” Krepps said.