"...the best we have hunted from"
“We have 6 guys and my daughter in our hunting camp. With 480 acres, we cover a lot of ground and have many blinds. After trying just about all of them, we all agree that Harvey Allen Blinds are the best we have hunted from. That’s why we sold 10 of the other blinds and have replaced them with Harvey Allen Shacks”
— Paul T. Bemidji, MN
" ... I shot a 10 pointer at 80 yards"
“I have always just hunted from home-made stands and from ladder stands. Every year I froze in the wind. This year I hunted from a Harvey Allen Shack and while everyone else was back inside the cabin warming up, I shot a 10 pointer at 80 yards”.
— Glen B. Webster, WI
"Can't say enough about you guys ..."
“Can’t say enough about you guys. Charlie, Al, Chief and Ron are great installation guys. We had a lot of fun that day and couldn’t believe that you could set up 5 Shacks in one day”.
— Ron P., Mille Lacs, MN
"Thank you so much for the awesome shack..."
“Thank you so much for the awesome Shack. My wife refused to hunt with me for 30 years. This year, we bought a Shack at the Minnesota State Fair which you guys came out and installed in October. I couldn’t believe it when my wife actually came hunting with me this season and watched me shoot a nice 8 pointer”
— Ryan B. Brainerd, MN
"You have a great product and will be very successful..."
“I work for a large firearms company and have had the great fortune of hunting all over the world. I have literally hunted from every kind of blind there is. I have been in huge blinds that are built like houses that are 30 feet in the air. I’ve hunted from rickety platforms that are 3 feet off the ground. Ladder stands, bolt-on stands, pop-up blinds, log blinds and even from blinds that are dug into the ground. I hunted from blinds on top of trucks and even from blinds that are made of rope. I was walking by your Shacks at the Minnesota State Fair and wanted to take a look. I can tell you from experience that there is nothing else like this anywhere that I have ever seen. You have a great product and will be very successful in the hunting industry.”
— Dennis S. Plymouth, MN
"Shot 5 deer out of them this year ..."
“We have 800 acres of hunting property. Over the years we have put out many blinds, ladder stands, shacks and even built our own stands in trees. We saw the Ad in Outdoor News and called to set up a time to come and see the Shacks. It was great to actually see the manufacturing process for ourselves. Thanks for serving lunch. We started off with 3 Shacks and they worked great. Shot 5 deer out of them this year. We will definitely be replacing others in the future with Harvey Allen Shacks”.
— Alex G. Big Sand Lake, WI
"You guys were great on set-up day ..."
“My Dad and I hunted together since I was just a little kid. But, being in his late 70’s now he just couldn’t do it any longer and stopped going with us. When we saw your Shacks at the Minnesota State Fair, I immediately knew this would work. You guys were great on set-up day when my dad showed up and you asked him to tell you exactly where he wanted the Shack. The stair case with railings made it all possible. I can’t say thanks enough. My dad shot a doe on opening day and strutted around for a week”.
— John M. Amery, WI
"You have surpassed my expectations ..."
“I wanted to pass you a note to tell you how pleased I am "again" with the service you gave me and the final product that was easily set up. After I bought my father in law's shack last year and saw his response to the comfort and quality, I had to get one myself. I know my communication with you might have come off as I had some concerns with delivery and receiving all the components we needed. Well, I apologize for coming off that way. You have surpassed my expectations with your customer service, the quality of your team and the excellent quality of the shack. We had great communications with the delivery which made coordinating the man power for set up run smooth. The pieces were a perfect fit and we had all of the necessary bolts and screws. With our season just around the corner I see a lot of prefabricated stands that are made of plastic and thin steel construction and they are asking for sometimes more than what your shacks are priced at. You have by far the best value of any other competitor. I would tell anyone that if they want comfort, quality and customer service that is the best, they should get a shack from you. Thank you and good luck this season”.
— Mike W. Menahga, MN
"...hunted everyday “All-Day”..."
“My hunting buddies made a lot of fun at my expense for purchasing a Shack. Things like, that’s not hunting and if you can’t take the weather then maybe you should bowl instead. Well, I got the last laugh. Opening weekend the wind was blowing 30 mph. All of my buddies went home Sunday morning because of the conditions. Then it snowed 16” on Monday and the temperature dropped to 5 degrees the second weekend. Only two of my buddies showed up and they stayed in the camper most of the time. I not only hunted everyday “All-Day” but I shot my first 11 point buck ever. I wouldn’t have been in the woods to shoot him if I wasn’t in my Shack.”
— Terry G. Mora, MN
"My brother took this 11 point buck..."
“My brother took this 11 point buck from the Sapsucker Stand. Before he told me about the buck he texted me to thank me for giving him such a nice stand and setting it up for him in such a good spot”.
— Tim K Madison, WI
"...the best stand I have ever owned..."
“This is the best stand I have ever owned. The Sapsucker Stand is one of the best purchases I have made in all of my hunting years. I plan to put more out each year. Thanks for coming up with it”.
— Carl B. Harrisburg, PA
"I wished we had just purchased from Harvey Allen "
“I purchased a couple of Shacks from you a few years ago. I must admit that I thought they were pretty expensive. So, last year I bought some pre-fab units that were less expensive and set them up ourselves in a couple of good spots. I wished we had just purchased from Harvey Allen again instead. The pre-fab units were noisy, had less room inside, they are much harder to get into and out of and the windows are pretty small. We are going to sell them this summer and get a couple from you to replace them”.
— Tom M. St. Cloud, MN
"...appreciate all of your work and love the Shacks"
“I saw your ad in Outdoor News about your Open House and my wife and I decided to make the trip. What a treat to have met and talked to Ron Schara. He talked to us just like we were longtime friends. He has great stories about fishing and deer hunting and my favorite turkey hunting. My wife and I were very impressed with your operation. It is always interesting to see when someone takes an idea and turns it into a business. You have a very professional Showroom and the smoked pulled pork sandwiches were amazing. The manufacturing facilities were much more organized than I was expecting. We purchased three Shacks that day. Sorry about the confusion on the set-up day scheduling. When the set-up day came, you guys were totally prepared and had everything you needed to get the job done. You guys have this down to a smooth operation. All three Shacks were done by 3:00 and they were perfect. My wife shot an 8 pointer opening morning from her Shack and our grandson shot his 8 pointer the next day. I took a little more time and finally shot a doe on the last day of the season. We really appreciate all of your work and love the Shacks”
— James G. Montevidio, MN
"... the best hunting stand to come out in the last 25 years"
“The Sapsucker is the best hunting stand to come out in the last 25 years. I sure hope you got a patent on that stand. We have a hunting preserve and host about 150 guests every year. I can’t wait to hear what they have to say about hunting from a Sapsucker this year. I mean some of the give us a funny look when we bring them to a double ladder stand and tell them to go up there and hunt with their son or daughter all-day. I wish we had the money to switch all of our stands out at once. But, we will start to change them over starting this year.”
— Chris W. Maryland
"Your Shacks are by far the best we’ve seen"
“My brother and I literally researched all the hunting blinds we could find. We went and looked at a bunch at hunting and sports shows. Last year we purchased the 280 acres next to our 120 acres. Now our hunting group has grown to include our wives, sons and daughters. We came to your Showroom and looked at your Shacks and then the manufacturing process and saw how they are made. We purchased three Shacks from you the first year and had you come out and install them. Then we purchased three more last year and had you install them at 12 feet instead of 10 feet. This year, we plan on having you build us two of the 5x6 Shacks that will be 10 feet and then one big custom Shack that will be 6x10 but will only be 6 feet from the ground. Your Shacks are by far the best we’ve seen”.
— Ryan G. Minneapolis, MN