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Blustery Conditions for Opening DaySubmitted: 11/23/2013
Story By Marisa Silvas


RHINELANDER - Conditions were very chilly but that didn't stop area hunters from enjoying the time honored tradition of opening day.

Many Northwoods hunters found success despite the blustery conditions. The DNR station in Rhinelander registered 111 bucks and 30 antlerless deer. Their largest were a couple 10 pointers.

Everyone I talked with told me how much they enjoy spending quality time with family and friends and of course, bagging the buck is the icing on the cake.





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