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Willis Mattison's truck crosses the Alaskan border. He hauled two chest freezers and a generator on the trailer to bring the meat back to Minnesota.

Osage man has hunting trip of a lifetime

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For Willis Mattison of Osage, a hunting trip to Alaska had been a lifelong dream.

"It began when I was about 12 years old," he said. "I dreamed of having a log home in Alaska."

Mattison's cousin, Kenny, moved to Alaska in 1963, making Mattison very envious of his close relative.

The two kept in touch, and since Kenny was living there, they started planning an Alaska big game hunting trip.

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