It was dark and quiet, not unlike hunting at dawn or dusk. And, as with most archery hunts, there was the waiting game, too.
Payton Johnston, 8, of Brainerd was a bit anxious at first. But after a little coaching by his father, Jeremy, he settled in and, after a dozen or so arrows, was making the occasional kill shot, his dad figured.
Trophy elk and bighorn sheep and the like. They were all there for the taking on the outskirts of Brainerd.
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