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post #5 of (permalink) Old 11-20-2012, 11:31 AM
B&C 140 Class
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 850
I also live and hunt in Minnesota...

The DNR will clarify any questions you have but it is basically common sense. You are not allowed to build permanent hunting stands on public land. People do it and I have found ones made of pressure treated wood with roofs above the platform areas. One person even had a nice and comfortable lazy boy 16ft up with a great view of the ridge he was on. If you find one of these empty it is fair game, but I personally wouldn't want to get in a fight over it. I think the DNR will remove these if they come accross them. I agree that most hunters don't like to go back deeper than 1/4 to 1/2 mile from the major access trails. We always go atleast 1/2 mile in for that reason. The problem is some areas have atv trails that allow hunters to get far in without actually having to walk. They miss all the fun of walking back in without light, and the joy of dragging a Deer for several miles.

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