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Enjoy the not-so-bad days of area deer hunts


Where have all the deer gone?

In recent firearms seasons, area deer hunters have grumbled about seeing fewer deer. There were rumblings in 2008, when the total area harvest dropped to 12,374 from 17,898 the previous year. And last year, when 11,025 deer were taken, there may have been some legitimacy to the complaints.

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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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