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A happy Rolf Grimsrud of Superior heads back to the vehicle after hunting a patch of corn near Roscoe, S.D. Sam Cook / News Tribune

Forging friendships, finding pheasants

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ROSCOE, S.D. -- The elder statesmen of this pheasant hunting clan have reserved seats up front in the old conversion van. That's Roy Meier in the driver's seat. He's 80. In the passenger seat is Rolf Grimsrud, 75, of Superior.

This past opening weekend made it 47 years. It was 1962 when Grimsrud and some friends wound up at a motel in Roscoe, wondering where they might hunt some pheasants. The motel's owner called Meier, who was just getting started in farming.

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