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Steve Wolsztyniak emerges from the woods north of Park Rapids in search of a buck he shot Saturday morning. (Sarah Smith/Enterprise)

Deer opener starts with a bang

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By dawn Saturday hundreds of orange-clad men and women had fanned out over the fields and forests of Hubbard County in search of deer.


The firearms opener got off ton its usual bang even though deer counts are down and permit restrictions mean only getting one deer in the Park Rapids and Osage areas.

Further south in Becker County a five-deer limit was in effect.

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