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Disabled deer hunters set record

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WATSON -- Twenty-one disabled hunters took a record 23 deer during the 13th annual special deer hunt at Rosemoen Island at the Lac qui Parle Refuge last September, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.

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Of the 23 deer taken, three were adult males, 13 were adult females, five were fawn females, and two were fawn males. Seventeen hunters bagged a deer for a success rate of 81 percent. Six hunters took the maximum of two deer.

DNR Wildlife Manager Dave Trauba calls the annual hunt "an absolute highlight of the year out here. It's just great to see these hunters get out and enjoy a quality deer hunt and know how much they enjoy it."

The nine-day hunt offers a two-deer bag limit of which only one can be an adult buck. Capable Partners, Inc., a cooperator in numerous special hunts, was once again the sponsoring organization.

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