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Muzzleloaders see increased success at Crow Wing State Park

Hunters enjoyed a slight increase in success at the Crow Wing State Park's 18th annual muzzleloader deer hunt. The hunt took place Dec. 5 and 6 with 25 hunters harvesting 10 deer.

Hunters enjoyed a slight increase in success at the Crow Wing State Park's 18th annual muzzleloader deer hunt. The hunt took place Dec. 5 and 6 with 25 hunters harvesting 10 deer.

This was the second year of allowing hunters to harvest one deer of either sex, as well as reducing the number of hunters from 40 to 25.

"We also changed from a three day hunt to a two day weekend hunt," Park Manager Paul Roth said.

Hunters took only eight deer in 2013 and four deer in 2014. This year seven of the deer taken were adult does.

Roth said conditions were near perfect for hunting with some snow on the ground and temperatures in the 30s.

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Hunters said that they didn't feel crowded, and experienced a quality hunt, according to Roth. Many of the hunters gravitated to the southern part of the park.

Eighty-eight hunters applied for the 25 permits that were issued this year.

Related Topics: CROW WING STATE PARK
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