Unusual box car deer camp a big draw in Northwoods

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EFFIE, Minn. - Every November, life in the Northwoods slows to a frosty halt and that's when Bill Rogers and his family head to their unusual box car deer camp.

Located in Effie, it's safe to say it's an original. A quick peek outside and inside and stories start rolling.

"Well, it's pretty unique," Henry Rogers says. "That's one of the cool things about it. You just don't see things like this anywhere."

Way back in the 1950s the Rogers family set up camp with a roughed in tar paper shack, but their grandpa and uncles soon located a caboose for $400.

Two of the sons wanted more space and additions were quickly added and now there's a full blown kitchen, bunk beds -- It's like a home away from home.

There's also one special feature that brings back memories.

"The cupola area is what was kind of neat to use when we were kids. That's where we got to stay. It was a quiet place for us," recalls Bill Rogers, who is also the camp cook.

So that's the story from one of the most unusual deer camps in Minnesota. A deer camp started by old timers and still right on track.

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