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Fourth-grader Braylon Burwell kept to tradition and kissed the first catch of the day as fellow classmate Regan Fernandez (at left) watches. They were part of a Let's Go Fishing excursion offered on Monday, May 23, 2022 as the Willmar chapter opened its new season.
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The West Central Tribune's Photo Gallery of hunting and fishing photos from across the region. Do you have a hunting or fishing photo you’d like to share with Tribune readers? Email it to or to Tom Cherveny at Please include information about the hunter or angler, such as where they live and general area where the fish or game was taken. Photos will be posted to the  Northland Outdoors section of and some will be printed in the Tribune's Northland Outdoors page on Saturdays as space and photo quality permit.

Dawson VonRuden, 14, of Detroit Lakes, Minnesota, shot this gobbler Sunday, May 15, 2022, while turkey hunting near Detroit Lakes. The tom took his time strutting and gobbling all the way in, but Dawson was able to remain still until he was presented with a 10-yard shot, said Zak Aubol, who submitted the photo.
Contributed / Zak Aubol

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Alex Sandahl of Dilworth, Minnesota, landed and released this 53½ -inch sturgeon Saturday, April 30, 2022, on the Rainy River.
Contributed / Cindy Sandahl
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Brothers Zaden Lundbohm, 11 (left), and Greyson Lundbohm, 13, of Roseau, Minn., with their Minnesota youth deer season bucks. Contributed / Harmon Badger
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Adam Sveningson of Chanhassen, Minnesota, with the 8-point buck he shot Saturday, Nov. 6, 2021, south of Mentor, Minnesota. Contributed / Tom Sveningson
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Rich Thorpe of Prior Lake, Minnesota, caught and released this 26-inch walleye Saturday, Aug. 28, 2021, while fishing Devils Lake. Now retired from the military, Thorpe was stationed at Grand Forks Air Force Base from 2004 until 2010 and still has many friends in the area. Devils Lake is a favorite fishing destination, and walleye action was good all three days of his visit, Thorpe says.
Contributed / Rich Thorpe

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Andy Olsen of North Branch, Minnesota, caught and released this 32-inch walleye Sunday, July 4, 2021, on Lake of the Woods.
Contributed / Byron Eilertson



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Oliver Wallace, 8, of Fisher, Minnesota, with the 29½-inch walleye he released Sunday, July 4, 2021, on Lake of the Woods.
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Byron Eilertson of Blaine, Minn., with the three walleyes he caught measuring 30, 31 and 32 inches over the Fourth of July long weekend in 2021 on Lake of the Woods. All three fish were released. (Submitted photos)
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Dick Myers and the spike buck he shot Saturday morning, Nov. 14, south of Williams, Minn.
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Lacey Lupien of Lancaster, Minnesota, shot this trophy bull elk Sunday, Sept. 6, 2020, in Kittson County near Lancaster.
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Tom Cherveny is a regional and outdoors reporter for the West Central Tribune.
He has been a reporter with the West Central Tribune since 1993.

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