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Vonnie Johnson of Detroit Lakes has been hunting for 57 years. Introduced to the sport by her husband, she has only missed three years since, even though Roger passed on 10 years ago. Johnson has been battling ovarian cancer since 2008. Nathan Bowe/DL Newspapers

80-year-old DL woman keeps on hunting

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You can't keep a good woman down.

Vonnie Johnson, for example, likes to be about seven or eight feet up during deer hunting season -- in her tree stand.


Never mind that she's 80 years old and just had chemotherapy the day before.

Johnson went hunting deer this season on the 40 acres of land she lives on about five miles east of Detroit Lakes on Highway 34. She hunted mostly with granddaughter Chrissy and her husband, Jamie, although she also went out alone once.

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