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An opener to remember

Alexandria's Lauren Krebs with a nice eight-pointer she shot on the opening morning of Minnesota firearms season on Nov. 3. (Submitted photo)1 / 3
Ten-year-old Hunter Krebs is all smiles after shooting a nice buck on his first day deer hunting during the Minnesota firearms season on Nov. 3. (Submitted photo)2 / 3
Wyatt Krebs, 10, with a doe he shot on his first day deer hunting during the firearms season in Minnesota on Nov. 3. (Submitted photo)3 / 3

Days in the whitetails woods won't always go as well as they did for the Krebs family on opening morning of the Minnesota firearms season on Nov. 3. That's why days like that are so special.

Lauren, Hunter and Wyatt, the three children of Dean and Angie Krebs of Alexandria, all got deer on the opener, including two great bucks. Lauren, 14, has shot a deer before but tagged her biggest buck to date with a wide eight-pointer.

Wyatt and Hunter, twin brothers who are 10, took part in their first deer hunt and both shot deer. Hunter got a nice buck himself, while Wyatt finished off a memorable opener for the siblings by getting a doe.


Do you have a great deer story from this season? Send a photo, along with details of the picture and from the hunt, to outdoor editor, Eric Morken, at

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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