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Photo by Rachelle Klemme At mid-morning on deer opener, Rachel Folkestad and Robert Boen were the first hunters to register at Orton's after harvesting two bucks.

Hunters stumped by lack of deer

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So where are they?

That is what a lot of area deer hunters have been asking themselves during the nine-day firearm season.

Department of Natural Resources Conservation Officer Greg Oldakowski has had more than one hunting party complain about the lack of whitetail deer around Wadena.


"Back in October they were seeing a lot of deer on their trail cameras," Oldakowski said.

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