Over the years, I have had the great opportunities to visit quite a few lodges, lake camps, deer camps, rental cabins, cottages, you name it. Most of the places were pretty well kept, and you see a vast amount of ingenuity overall, and some down right cool and funny things. Although I'm still waiting on my "deer camp", occasionally I set things aside, or think about how I might design it and what features I would want to incorporate, themes, storage, furniture, mounts and so on. For instance, one of my buddies keeps all the old licenses and unused tags up at his deer camp. I already kind of stole this idea and have a few years worth of the tags, nothing like looking at a fish bowl of $20 unfilled tags over a couple of beers and having some laughs. That same friend has a wall in his camp that is dedicated to signatures of visitors, pictures and racks from previous years' hunts, pretty cool! In Canada and Upper Michigan, I have seen water reclamation, basically catching all the water from the roof and containing it in barrels for use, and an outhouse with a "Canadian Drainfield", basically a buried plastic 50 gallon drum acting as the "tank" and a few more PVC laterals coming off of that in a sand bed as the drainfield. In another instance (this was in Canada also), these guys ran what seemed like a mile of hose uphill to some beaver impoundment. That camp always had good water pressure! Another guy ran his whole camp on solar & batteries. Have seen some really cool porches, screened in, open, custom benches and built-in storage ideas. Bunk beds, attic storage, buck poles...the list goes on and on. As far as mounts, of course there would be spots for deer mounts and a bear rug, but have thought about getting a big racoon or woodchuck mounted because of all the grief they have caused me at properties! I think they would both make good corner pieces, the coon could be perched on an old wood fence as a corner mount, and the the woodchuck could be standing up in a raised garden bed. Haha, I bet those mounts would get some laughs. I think a map of the property or aerial picture is a real cool feature too. One guy, designed a cable/pulley system so he can cross a creek to get to his hunting stand. How about a sauna? Have seen quite a few nice ones, nothing beats a sauna or working plumbing at a camp, I'm not saying I need it every day, but ... Anybody want to share their deer camp engineering or funny traditions?