Action was slow in the deer stand, prompting these young hunters to check out the Pelican Rapids Press

Harvey and Charlie Carlson took time out to check the Pelican Rapids Press during the deer hunting opener weekend. Harvey, reading the newspaper in the photo, is 11 and bagged a nice doe Sunday, Nov. 6, with his new .243; sitting in Grandpa’s (Tom Carlson) deer stand southeast of Erhard.
Photo submitted by their father, Mike Carlson.

Pelican Rapids 9th grader Linea Thomas shot this 12-point buck opening morning hunting with her family on her Grandpa Jim‘s land. This is her first deer.
Photo submitted by Charlie Blixt.
Joe Erickson bagged this 9-point trophy he estimated at nearly 250 pounds—prompting another hunter to accuse him of shooting “somebody’s cow.” Otter Tail County deer don’t get much bigger than this specimen.
He estimated the age of the buck at about five years old.
“It took two of us to load it in the truck,” said Erickson of his unusually large deer.
Erickson was hunting in the Pelican Lake area.
Loren Seifert displays a nine-point buck he harvested in Scambler Township. He estimated the weight at about 210 pounds, and the antlers had a 20-inch spread.

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