A brisk north wind and a trace of fresh snow greeted many northern Minnesota hunters on Saturday’s Minnesota firearms deer opener. Success seemed to be mixed. Bucks appeared to outnumber does among early registrations, according to a survey of area registration stations.
And the rut is on, hunters say.
Hjalmar Johnson had made it to deer camp for 50 years in a row. But he couldn’t make it for Saturday’s Minnesota firearms deer opener.
The Warba hunter, 95, is recuperating at the Deer River Health Care Center in Deer River from complications after a blackout in September. Johnson and his brother, the late Waldemar “Baldy” Johnson, founded and built the Johnson deer camp in the woods near Warba in 1957.
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