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Steve Selseth, at left, helps son Nick, 12, haul his first deer out of the woods north of Dorset Saturday morning. Brother Jack, 11 is in the background. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)

Deer opener up and running

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The 2011 whitetail opener got off with a bang as thousands of orange-clad hunters descended on the Hubbard County area.

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.

The woods rang with the sounds of rifle fire.

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Sarah Smith
Sarah Smith is the outdoors editor. She covers courts, business and breaking news in addition to outdoors events.
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