First-timer mentored turkey hunt registration open until Monday Feb. 23

Those who want to hunt turkeys for the first time this spring have until Monday, Feb. 23, to apply to hunt under the guidance of …

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Learn how to bow hunt with Becoming an Outdoors Woman three-part class series

Are you new to archery or bow hunting? Women interested in becoming archers or learning how to bow hunt can sign up for a three-part …

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Introduction to Deer Grandma Stories

Rewritten for Women Hunting & Fishing in All Seasons by Elizabeth A. Wilkens 2012 In 2001, I finished a small book containing nine stories about …

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A SPECIAL BIRTHDAY PRESENT

Deer Grandma, Story One   Early November of 1964.  My husband, Dan, and I were on our way to his parents’ farm in East-Central Minnesota.  …

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HANGING OUT THE WASH

Deer Grandma, Story Two A very warm start to a November weekend.  It would probably be the last opportunity I would have to hang the …

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WHEN IS A DOE NOT A DOE?

Deer Grandma, Story Three Pleasant daytime temperatures, cool nights.  The dull green of late summer foliage was turning into shades of brown, yellow and red.  …

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RIDGES

Deer Grandma, Story Four   Intense cold.  Even the trees were complaining, making sharp and loud booming noises to anything willing to listen.  Even the …

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TREASURED SEASONS

Deer Grandma, Story Five Seldom did I drive down this road.  I usually walked, often with the children, through fields and woods, to get to …

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FOUR POSTER

Deer Grandma, Story Six   To me, this was the Cadillac of stands.  It was on the northeast corner of our property where our land …

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SCRUFFY STUFF

Deer Grandma, Story Seven As far as scenery goes, this is not a very pretty spot.  What I see from here cannot come anywhere close …

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