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Three young hunters enjoyed success on their first-ever turkey hunt last Saturday in Renville County. Shown with their toms are, from left: Reece DeVries, 12, of Minneapolis, Jason Kohout, 17, of Olivia, and Brian Swedzinski, 13, of Milroy. They applied for the special hunt through the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, which paired them with volunteer guides. Tribune photo by Tom Cherveny

Calling in new hunters


BIRCH COULEE COUNTY PARK, RENVILLE COUNTY -- Twelve-year-old Reece DeVries of Minneapolis had never hunted turkey.

Tom Ferguson of Lakeville had never played the role of guide and mentor to a young hunter.

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Tom Cherveny
Tom Cherveny is a regional and outdoor reporter with the West Central Tribune in Willmar, MN.
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