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Dustin Tomoson of Alexandria bagged this deer with a slug gun on Sunday afternoon, November 10 near Morris. He plans to mount the deer, which features unique curved brow tines and close G5 tines. (Contributed)

Long wait pays off

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Alexandria resident Dustin Tomoson is proof that persistence often pays off when it comes to sitting in the deer blind.

Tomoson hunted the opening day of firearms season on November 9 at some land around Morris and saw seven deer, a fox and a coyote but nothing that came close enough to shoot with his slug gun.

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After wiping the sleep from his eyes, he was back in the stand about a half hour before shooting light on Sunday morning.

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Eric Morken
Eric Morken is the sports and outdoor editor at the Echo Press and Osakis Review newspapers in Douglas County, MN. Follow him on Twitter at echo_sports.
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