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Jack Selseth, 11, at left, helps brother Nick, 12, drag Nick's first deer out of the woods north of Dorset Saturday morning. Behind them walks dad Steve. Steve's father and mother live in Nevis and the three Cokato residents come up hunting annually. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)

2011 opener finds happy hunters

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Hunters throughout the Hubbard County and adjoining regions reported mixed success after the weekend's firearms deer opener.

But it was the youth who stole the show - and the deer - locally.

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Convenience stores and grocery stores reported brisk sales that started Thursday.

"We've sold hunting licenses, pop, chips and cigarettes," said a clerk at Ortons in Park Rapids, pausing for a breather.

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Sarah Smith is the outdoors editor. She covers Hubbard County, courts and breaking news.

(218) 732-3364
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