Deer hunt was slow

By Bill Bartusek

With Thanksgiving behind us, December looms ahead. The gun deer season is over and the results are coming in. The harvest will be down quite a bit from last year. Three factors contributed to the lower deer kill: lots of corn in the fields, unseasonably warm weather and fewer anterless permits all had a negative impact on the hunt.

Steve Fisher and I headed for southeastern Minnesota for our deer hunt on November 20. It was warm, with daytime temperatures close to 60 degrees. We headed for our stands on a farm near Rushford in a thick, soupy fog.

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