Deer hunting and getting older

By Bill Bartusek

I hadn't shot or seen a deer for several seasons so, I was really excited when Shane Raveling and my son, Joe, invited me to hunt with them in southeast Minnesota, near Rushford. In many places the deer number is up to 75 animals per square mile. That's a lot of deer. There was also snow on the ground and that favors the hunters. The boys had hunted the farms all fall with their bows so they knew the area well. They picked the best stand for me so I would have the best chance for success. We arrived there Friday afternoon and I was shown my stand location.

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