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Hunt Down Your Photos contest winners named

Dionne Oehlenschlager of Alexandria was the 1st place winner with this photo of a wood duck, taken on the Crow Wing River near Nimrod in the spring of 2012.1 / 6
Sara Reemts of Alexandria earned 2nd place with this photo of the family dog, Jackson, worn out after a successful day of pheasant hunting.2 / 6
Vicki Carlson of Evansville earned 3rd place for this photo of Andy and Blaze Carlson of Sioux Falls, South Dakota. The father and son were headed out to go dove hunting.3 / 6
Naomi Peterson of Alexandria submitted this photo of her son, Colby, who accepted a dare to kiss a fish. (Honorable mention)4 / 6
Dionne Oehlenschlager of Alexandria submitted this photo of a loon, taken on Red Lake in the spring of 2012. (Honorable mention)5 / 6
Curt Anderson of Glenwood submitted this photo of Taylor Moen of Henning, taken during the 2012 duck hunting opener near Farwell. (Honorable mention)6 / 6

The winners of the 11th annual Echo Press Hunt Down Your Photos contest have been chosen. Winning photos were selected based on sharpness, lighting, setting and overall impact.

Other select photos from this year's contest entries may be published in the Lakes Area Outdoors special edition printed in the Echo Press in the fall of 2013.

First in this year's contest is Dionne Oehlenschlager of Alexandria for her photo of a wood duck, taken on the Crow Wing River near Nimrod in the spring of 2012. Oehlenschlager received a $50 gift certificate to The General Store in Osakis.

Second place goes to Sara Reemts of Alexandria for a photo of her family's dog, Jackson, sleeping next to his prized pheasant after a hard day of hunting. Reemts received a $25 gift certificate to Osakis Meats.

Third place was awarded to Vicki Carlson of Evansville for a photo of Andy and Blaze Carlson of Sioux Falls, South Dakota. It was taken in the fall of 2011 as the father and son were off to go dove hunting. Carlson received a $20 gift certificate to Photo Magic.

Honorable mention honors go to Naomi Peterson of Alexandria for a photo of her son, Colby, who was dared to kiss a fish and did; Dionne Oehlenschlager of Alexandria for a photo of a loon, taken on Red Lake in the spring of 2012; Curt Anderson of Glenwood for a photo of Taylor Moen of Henning during duck opener 2012 near Farwell.

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