St. Louis County complains some deer stands turning into mansions

Land managers say some deer hunters are making themselves a little too at home on public land. "Hunting shacks on stilts" sometimes include roofs, carpeting, heaters, even generators. County officials want to set limits on the size and type of stands permitted on public land.
Author:
Publish date:

Land managers say some deer hunters are making themselves a little too at home on public land. "Hunting shacks on stilts" sometimes include roofs, carpeting, heaters, even generators. County officials want to set limits on the size and type of stands permitted on public land.

Next Up

Related

Family of accused courthouse shooter preparing lawsuit against St. Louis County

Daniel Schlienz died of a bacterial infection while he was an inmate in the St. Louis County jail. Family members say he failed to get prompt medical attention. But the sheriff defends his staff's handling of the situation. Schlienz was awaiting trial on charges of shooting two people in the Cook County courthouse in Grand Marais.

St. Louis County gets $900,000 in mining royalties

The money comes from companies that are mining taconite on tax-forfeited land managed by the county. The royalty check will cover nearly one percent of St. Louis County's budget for next year. It may not be reliable income, though. A county official offers the reminder that taconite production can vary dramatically from year to year.

DNR: Deer harvest down seven percent in 2011

The Department of Natural Resources says the decline is a result of a smaller deer population and a windy opening weekend of the firearms season. Minnesota deer hunters harvested 192,300 deer during the 2011 season. That's 15,000 fewer deer than in 2010. The 2012 deer hunting season begins in September.