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Not since the drought year of 1988 has virtually 100 percent of the corn been removed from the landscape at the start of deer hunting season. Tribune photo

DNR predicts deer firearm season will be a good one

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WILLMAR -- All the stars are aligned to make the 2011 deer firearm season a big one.

"In a nutshell, it's looking really good,'' said Jeff Miller, assistant wildlife director for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources at Sibley State Park.

The brightest star of the hunt is the early harvest. Not since the drought year of 1988 has virtually 100 percent of the corn been removed from the landscape at the season's start, said Leroy Dahlke, wildlife manager with the DNR.

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Tom Cherveny
Tom Cherveny is a regional and outdoor reporter with the West Central Tribune in Willmar, MN.
(320) 214-4335
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