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The end of deer season


Darkness enveloped the silent, cold tundra of the Minnesota north woods, including that of the last holdout of the black powder deer hunter. This primitive hunter, armed only with a one-shot musket, had been sitting on his deer stand, swaying in the merciless wind, with bottomless wind-chills, for over 10 hours. He seems ghostly white, covered with snow that swirls up from the white ground, encircling up and round the tree tops.

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Sarah Nelson
Sarah Nelson joined the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2010 and works as a online reporter, content editor and staff writer. She is a world traveler, accused idealist and California native now braving the winters of Central Minnesota. She believes in the power of human resolve and hopes to be part of something that makes history by bringing an end to injustice in the world. Sarah has worked as a criminal background researcher, high school civics teacher, grant writer, and contributing writer with — tackling every issue from global poverty to bio-degradable bicycles. Her favorite thing about living in Minnesota is July. Sarah left the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2014.
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