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Plenty of deer were found during opener
Crisp nights and mild days made for an ideal deer opener. The underbrush was gone from recent frosts, so visibility was great. The only thing missing was snow on the ground to track the deer.
Hunters found plenty of deer and good weather when the sun came up Saturday. The rut is close, and bucks were chasing the does in many areas of the state.
Good weather and good deer numbers usually add up to a good harvest. I talked to friends north and south. Everyone reported seeing lots of deer. Duane Shambour hunted near New Prague and harvested a nice buck Saturday morning.