Deer Camp Projects

These five do-it-yourself designs will make your cabin in the woods something to be proud of.

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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.

OUTHOUSE
A deer-camp outhouse shouldn't be a grim little shack stuck off in a dank, hidden spot...

MEAT 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...

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

BUNK BEDS
I make every camp bunk a double-decker. That way, when the upper bunks aren't taken, I can stow gear up top...

ANTLER MOUNT
Trophy antlers displayed over the cabin door are a classic hunting tradition...