Elaborate Deer Stands Draw Complaints In Minnesota

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Deer stands are those small platforms hunters set up in trees to get a better view. In some deer hunting areas in Minnesota, they've grown into veritable tree houses with stairs, shingled roofs, windows, heaters and lounge chairs.

RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne. Some forest officials in Minnesota are complaining about deer stands. Deer stands are those small platforms hunters set up in trees to get a better view. In some deer-hunting areas, they've grown into veritable tree houses with stairs, shingled roofs, windows, heaters, lounge chairs, and all on public land. One county land commissioner told the Duluth News Tribune: We're seeing mansions out there. It's MORNING EDITION.

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