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Governor's Deer Opener is in Thief River Falls

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One of the most anticipated dates on the outdoors calendar rolls around this weekend with the opening of deer season.

It won't be long now. Minnesota hunters pull the trigger on another season Saturday morning.


The opening of deer season is an event steeped in tradition.

In northwestern Minnesota, the spotlight Saturday will be on Thief River Falls, which is host site for this year's seventh annual Minnesota Governor's Deer Opener.

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Brad Dokken
Brad Dokken is editor of the Herald's Northland Outdoors section and also works as a copy editor and page designer. Dokken joined the Herald company in November 1985 as a copy editor for Agweek magazine and joined the Herald staff in 1989. He worked as a copy editor in the features and news departments before becoming outdoors editor in 1998. He also writes a blog called Compass Points. A Roseau, Minn., native, Dokken is a graduate of Bemidji State University. 
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