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No need to hunt for reasons to give thanks

Goodbye, Thanksgiving. Goodbye, Black Friday. Hello, muzzleloader season.

I am not hunting, but I hope to get Elizabeth and/or Bobby out on the stand for a crack at deer.

As I do a little reflecting, here are a few things I am thankful for:

Our creator, my wife Shelley, my family and friends, freedom of religion and speech, our military men and women (past, present and future), our guides (Tim Hanske, Bruce Meinz and the rest of you fill-in guides), the Brainerd area, for the years of service by Pastor Dan Werthman (who is now in sunny Florida), our many customers, you readers, Minnesota Teen Challenge and all of the people that serve in this ministry, and thanks to the DNR for keeping tabs on our natural resources.

Yes, there are so many others and things that could and should be included here, but after a long, chilly day on the water, I need some sleep.

Good day and good fishing and hunting.

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