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Evan VanOrsdel bagged a 10-point, 202-pound trophy buck while hunting on the family farm northeast of Wadena. VanOrsdel's kill shot covered a whopping 400 yards.

A spotty year for deer hunters

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You did not get a deer? You did not fire a shot?

Hey, this was the kind of year where you had plenty of company.

Deer hunting success across Zone 2, the largest zone in Minnesota, was down 16 percent. Statewide the harvest was down 11 percent with the biggest drop in Zone 1, which includes the forested area of northeastern Minnesota. Southeastern Minnesota's Zone 3 was up 24 percent.


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