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What is your hunting cabin like?

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By no means is it my shack, but last year I was invited to one cool deer camp. It is located in Byuck, and is a school house from the late 1800's. It sleeps around 25 guys I think, and we had it almost full. One big wood burner in the front (so get a bed away from it or you will sweat to death). Lots of mounts on the wall along with some WWII memorabelia, like a german pilots jacket and german army helmet. The guy who owns it and the property is related to a friend of mine. He said he bought the property so close to the canadian border because he had to flee Poland and wanted to be close to an international border in case it ever happened again. We didn't see many deer but it was a great experience.

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Our party has been in a 16x32 army tent for about 20 years now. Barrel stove in the middle, everyone on cots, we wouldn't trade it for anything. We've been camping on the same spot for close to 30 years, on public land up in Kooch Co. And not a geerator or ATV in camp.

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Just curious what everybody uses for a deer camp. Most of the time I hunt out of my pick-up camper. Through the years I've been in wall tents, old mobile homes, cabins, and even a Holiday Inn one time. Let us know what your "cabin" is like. They are almost as diversified as fish houses.

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I stayed at a buddies' hunting shack once in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. It was about 18' x 20' with a propane heater-the same kind my old man has in his permanent icehouse-in the middle against one wall. The interior had three walls lined with bunks, a little sink and oven range which ran off the propane. A well-stocked supply of Cutty's and Black Velvet in one cupboard and a massive collection of cheap '70s porn in the other. After one of our friends lost his lunch on a 3' stack of porn though, we haven't been asked back. Awesome little shack in the woods. The type of shack that has either hard-core hunting or hard-core bootlegging written all over it.

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Moose Camp: Well it is an old trappers cabin and I mean old. We replaced the door, bunks, table stove and windows. This past year one wall sunk so far down in the ground it is uninhabitable. We were lucky as another trapper told us to use his as we were know to leave the cabins in better shape when we leave, we always cut and chop up about 1/4 cord of wood and clean up the garbage left by others passing by. This new cabin was a god send, 8' walls and is 12 X 20 with 4 beds, nice stove table cupboards almost like home. We also built a boat dock outside the cabin to help protect the boats.

Deer camp: Well that is something else. My buddy is a farmer where we hunt and his wife decided she needed a new home. Well the old house was too good to tear down and now is our deer camp, TV, electric/wood furnace, running water, stove, fridge, dishwasher, 4 bedrooms shower and carpet, one could say a home away from home. NOT roughing it.

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Hmmmm. Deer camp.....
Parents cabin on East Battle Lake.
Satelite dish for 500 channels of dump, fireplace, gas furnace in case we are too lazy for a fire, oven for the Tombstone pizza, recliner for whoever gets there first when they cant stay awake after dinner, fridge to keep the beer from freezing outside, etc....

I have never had the experience of an official "Deer Camp", and every one of them sounds like a blast.

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Hunting Camp is the back of my Tahoe on a blow up mattress with a sleeping bag. On really cold nights, when I wake up freezing, I run the truck for some heat. We got a cooler of beer and brats, and lots of firewood for campfires. I keep all my huting clothes outside overnight so it doesn't absorb my bad breath or other aromas that would be lurking inside the truck smile.gif Makes the mad dash in my underwear from the truck to my clothes bin pretty interesting in the morning.

Muskieguy...

P.S. I turn the truck off before falling back asleep, so no lectures on the danger's of CO2

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my buddie and his relatives leased a lot from the state back in the sixties, so they brought up a travel trailer for camp, which rolled on the highway on the way up. this trailer was used up untill 3 years ago, when the state said they had to get rid of it, becuase it couldn't even support mice to live in. them were the days, we just had to make sure we had sheets to lay down on the matresses before we put our sleeping bags on them.
but now its much better, as we built a new place 16X20, with loft, now its a joy to go to deer camp, and am lookin forward to the opener this year.

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Hey Setterguy,

My Dad and his buddies have a shack in Byuck, it's just past the VRT, the first cabin on the right as you are going north.

They do OK up there for deer.

I hunt in the extreme SouthEast, in the past we have camped in a state park via tent trailer. They currently do not have the camp open so we have to rough it at the local motel...I'd rather camp.

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30 years of hunting at Byuck, right next to the VRT, just a trailer with a wood burning stove, I sleep in the back too hot next to the stove running water and lights. Beautiful country

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I love deer camp more than anything. Ours is our cabin that we close up after deer season but use all summer/fall. Old building made out of train cars stuck together, running water in summer but not during deer season, outhouse, electricity but no t.v. or anything besides a radio. Little wood burning stove to keep the place warm, although when its cold we all sleep in the same room and shut the doors beacuse the stove is so small thats all it will warm. On our 5 acres although we dont hunt it. Cots to sleep on and stew to eat. Jokes, reminiscing and cards. My father, us three sons, and my brothers two boys. Look forward to it all year round!

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That's right, fishnutbob. I stay at the exact same place you do! LOL Funny running into you here. I tried posting that web site for the doe scent on our message board, but the site is down or something. The guy gave me a last minute deal when I ordered. He told me he's sending his ultra special select scent that supposedly works even better than the stuff you got from him. He promised me they'd arrive before departure for deer camp.

That old school house is right down the road from us and the VRT is a stone's throw away. The VRT and the golf course are up for sale now. Buy it all now for a cool million. I love that country.

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Welcome to FM Buckslayer Bob, Hope you got enough of the scent to pass it around. Looks like we got the snow for the opener I heard your going up thurs. good for you, Sorry I wont see you till tues, see you in the woooods. The real deal Bob A

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I think you better skip that pheasant trip and go up for the opener. Only pretenders miss the opener. You should be chasing deer this Saturday, not chickens. We'll be partying down, but I'll make sure I drink a couple for ya. If the Budweiser's gone by the time you get there, don't blame me, brutha!

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