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Tom Brusven, chair of the Chippewa County chapter of Pheasants Forever, led this group of hunters during the Governor's Pheasant Opener. From left are Brusvben, Joe Hoppe, Satveer Chaudhary, Tracy Ekola, Lindberg Ekola and Sam Claassen.

Getting birds was a bonus

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By Tom Cherveny

They were keeping score at the Governor's Pheasant Opener, and at the end of the day it added up to 52 roosters harvested and some 352 birds flushed.


A good showing for 85 hunters when considering the nose dive we've seen in pheasant numbers.

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