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Ole, a 10-month-old yellow lab, posed with a rooster he helped bag during his first hunt. (Echo Press photo by Eric Morken)

Pheasant Opener: Opening weekend sees plenty of success

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The anticipation level was the same but the surroundings were a little different as I went into the field for another Minnesota pheasant opener this past Saturday.


Instead of corn as far as the eye could see, there was nothing but black dirt and bean stubble surrounding the stretches of CRP we hunted in Lion and Yellow Medicine County. That early harvest was good news for hunters and bad news for the birds trying to avoid the noses of the dogs they went into the fields with.

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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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