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Wadena's Brandon and Tom Schmitz are joined by Tom Benson, left, of the "Hunt of a Lifetime" foundation after Brandon dropped a 7x7 bull elk Dec. 4 near Riggins, Id.

'Hunt of a Lifetime' for Schmitz

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On a beautiful December afternoon in Idaho, Wadena's Brandon Schmitz and his dad, Tom, were waiting in a jeep when a Royal 7x7 bull elk came out of the trees.


The big elk gave the 17-year-old Brandon a 150-yard shot. Schmitz put the bull in the crosshairs of his scope and squeezed off one shot from his 7mm rifle.

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