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You have to respect a man whose deer camp is built for the long term. When I first began bunking in various camps years ago, I took very careful note of those structures that were done right. When the opportunity came for me to create a deer camp of my own, I combined my memories with a little know-how to make things that were strong, highly functional, and easy to use. The projects here are my favorites and will last you for many deer seasons to come.

Deer Camp ProjectsOUTHOUSE
A deer-camp outhouse shouldn’t be a grim little shack stuck off in a dank, hidden spot…

Deer Camp ProjectsMEAT POLE
There came a day in my camp when everybody got lucky, and I wondered if my meat pole could hold half a ton of whitetails…

Deer Camp ProjectsLOG CAMP CHAIR
I once used a lawn chair in my deer camp. It rusted and broke (while I was sitting in it.)…

Deer Camp ProjectsBUNK BEDS
I make every camp bunk a double-decker. That way, when the upper bunks aren’t taken, I can stow gear up top…

Deer Camp ProjectsANTLER MOUNT
Trophy antlers displayed over the cabin door are a classic hunting tradition…

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