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Wadena Municipal Liquor Manager Tim Booth moves a box of beer. The store saw a record jump in sales during the deer hunting season this year. Photo by Zach Kayser

Deer hunters boost Wadena alcohol sales

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Some deer hunters may have lost out on getting a buck this year due to decreased populations, but they managed to get their hands on quite a bit of something else: beer.

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Alcohol sales were up approximately $10,000 from last year's deer season, said Tim Booth, manager of Wadena Municipal Liquor. Booth said spikes in sales are normal around hunting season, but this one is the biggest he's seen since he started running the liquor store four years ago.

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