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We find the fish and you catch them Phone: 612-643-0639 Email: Web: Ron built his shack by himself with all rough-cut lumber, a hammer and nails with only 3 fingers! Unfortunately, I was never able to meet Ron. So, when we got the camp, we named it in his memory. Now, we have what I would call a traditional deer camp. It's in the woods, its full of blaze orange clothing and the smell of a burning wood stove. But a deer camp can be whatever people call their own. Campers, tents, barns or even their trucks parked at the end of an old logging road. I am so thankful to have a place to share my experiences and memories with family and friends. Some of these deer camps run three or 4 generations deep. Seeing old black and white pictures at camps with the "old timers" standing next to the meat pole with a couple of big bucks hanging. Or seeing an old blaze orange Stormy Kromer hat hanging in the corner in memory of one of the original camp members.

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Our camp will continue to grow with people and memories and traditions. That is what it is all about to me. Spending time with family and friends. People who have never experienced this kind of life, that is a memory. We base this life around the hunt, however for me, it’s about the camaraderie and the friends. So, for those of you that hunt, enjoy the memories.  Spend the quality time with family at your camp. Maybe bring someone new to share the experience with. If it wasn't for my Dad, and my uncles, and one of my best friends, and best hunting buddies, Tony, I certainly wouldn't have the camp I have today. Years of wisdom and guidance passed down to me. I am in the process of passing that same wisdom onto my daughters who join me at Camp 3 Finger. Good luck to you hunters this season.  Be safe and shoot straight!

Photo Credits: Mike Ferrell/ HSM Outdoors/ Memories Made Guide Service

A snowy bonfire at Camp 3 Finger the night before deer opener

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