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Wind makes for tougher deer opener

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Opening morning of deer hunting is often the best few hours of the firearms season, but the best is likely still to come after some tough conditions this past weekend.


Hunters woke up to winds gusting to more than 35 miles per hour on Saturday before things calmed down a little bit on Sunday. Deer tend to not move as much in windy conditions because it takes away one of their primary senses, hearing.

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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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