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A few nice walleye or northern pike like this one work well for a late fall back-up plan to deer hunting, granted you harvest a deer in the opening days of the firearms season. After that, it's possible and probable that the lakes will be frozen. (Jason Durham / For the Enterprise)

Bring the boat for deer season

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Even though deer licenses have changed in the past few years, allowing hunters minimal deer harvest in the Park Rapids area, residents who frequently travel the roadways realize that the local deer population is strong.


If you live around Park Rapids, you don't respond to the question of "Have you ever hit a deer with your vehicle," but rather, "How many deer have you hit with your vehicle?"

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