Mobile Grain Cart Deer Stand
Mark Crampton can take his mobile deer stand to the deer with an ATV if he wants. The 4 by 8-ft. box with shooting slots sits on top of an old, gravity flow grain wagon. Small platforms on either end with ladders give him easy access.
I wanted a deer stand I could move around my 300 acres without tearing it down and dragging it with me, says Crampton. We had the old grain wagon sitting in a field, so I used it.
I had some 6 by 6 posts that I set on top of the wagon with a forklift, says Crampton. The first year I just had some plywood sides on it, but it was very cold. I decided to build an enclosed one.
To make it easier, he built the stand on the ground. He framed it in with 2 by 2s and covered them with plywood. He sloped the roof from 6 1/2 ft. on one long side to 6 ft. on the other. Shooting slots are 14 in. high and run the length of the stand on both sides. Crampton also left small 14-in. square slots on either end.
A neighbor lifted it into place with his tractor and loader, he says. I laid 2 by 6s against it and nailed them to both the base and the stand to secure it in place.
The first year he left the slots open. I got my deer first thing, but my brother-in-law sat there all day and got pretty chilled, says Crampton. The next year I covered the slots with Plexiglas hinged to drop down for shooting.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Mark Crampton, 29760 108 St., Staples, Minn. 56479 (ph 218 894-0550; email@example.com).