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Kaitlyn Erchul, 15, of Ely kneels alongside the bull moose she shot on Oct. 5, the third day of Minnesota's moose season. She shot the bull, which had a 41-inch antler spread, off the Echo Trail northwest of Ely. (Submitted photo)

Ely teen girl bags a big moose

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It was the third day of Minnesota's moose season, and all Kaitlyn Erchul had seen was rain.

"It was miserable," said Erchul, a 15-year-old from Ely.


She hadn't really planned to hunt moose this year when she put in for a license. She figured it would take years to get drawn in the annual lottery for moose permits.

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