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'Deeritis' hits northern Minnesota

The weeks leading up to a deer hunting season are filled with anticipation. For those of us who celebrate Christmas, the feeling you had as a child is probably similar to what I feel in the weeks prior to the opener.

Fall is a time to make sure your deer stands are in good shape, game cameras check out, cleaning up the shack and, of course, getting the provisions together. Everyone needs a new blaze orange hat, jacket, boots and socks. Don’t forget you must get a new box of ammo and check out on all the great deals at our local stores for something you might have missed.

Usually the first pang...