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Dan Loken of Alexandria shot this large buck on Sunday, November 17 from about 50 yards out. The 13-pointer weighed 200 pounds dressed out. (Contributed)

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Alexandria’s Dan Loken was down to the last day in the firearms season with nothing to show for his efforts in sticking it out in the woods through more than a week.


Loken hadn’t seen much all season, but he entered his stand this past Sunday morning to give it one more try. It wasn’t long before a big buck came out with his nose to the ground in search of a doe at around 7:30 a.m.

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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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