All across the nation, tucked away in the wilderness are hunting camps. Often referred to as deer camps, these are usually simple wood framed buildings, may have a propane stove and propane refrigerator, a wood stove, a room with beds, or in the case below a single room with a couple of bed frames. The beds are for people who do not want to sleep in a tent, do not want to get a hotel room in a nearby town or do not have an RV.
Electricity for the deer camp is usually by way of a generator. Water is usually pumped from a nearby stream or creek and stored in a raised tank. The camp might have a septic system and the toilet uses the water from the raised tower to flush.
The purpose of the deer camp is a place for hunters to stay, a central place where hunters check can check in their deer, show off wild hogs trapped or shot, tell stories and socialize. This is where memories are made and the American hunting heritage is passed from one generation to another.
For one reason or another the camp might be abandoned and/or relocated. The main building unable to be moved is left for nature to take back.
While hiking through the rolling hills of southeast Texas I happened upon an abandoned hunting camp. I came across a barely visible road that looked more like an overgrown 4-wheeler trail, than a fulled sized road vehicles could take.