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"Cass County Deer Stand" Fits On Front Of Pickup
Here's a photo of what I call my "Cass County Deer Stand". It's a bucket seat from a Chevy Cavalier welded onto a metal frame that fits into a 2-in. receiver hitch on front of a vehicle. I built it mainly for entertainment, but it has proven useful here at the U.S. Army's Camp Ripley in Minnesota.
  The Army works with the state's Natural Resources Department every spring to survey the roadsides for turtle nests. It's a lot easier to do this with a vehicle-mounted chair than leaning out of a window for hours. We also use radio locators to find all kinds of animals from turtles and hawks to bears and wolves, scanning for signals from specific tagged animals. It's much easier to do this from the chair than holding the antenna out a window. It can be an exciting ride. The rider always wears a seat belt. I got the idea from the John Wayne movie "Hatari". (Keith Ferdon, 13134 57th Ave., Motley, Minn. 56466 ph 218 746-4485; keith.ferdon@us.army.mil)

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2007 - Volume #31, Issue #4