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OUTDOORS NOTES: Another strong harvest at Ripley

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Cool, wet weather greeted hunters at the second two-day hunt Oct. 29-30 at Camp Ripley near Little Falls, with archers harvesting 135 deer, according to the DNR.

Those deer, coupled with the 287 taken during the Oct. 20-21 hunt, represent the eighth-best harvest at Camp Ripley. Although the harvest during the second hunt is about 5 percent below average, the four-day total of 422 deer is 33 percent above the long-term average harvest of 316 deer for the two-hunts.

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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 Causecast.org — 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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