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Turkey hunt starts out with bang

Start early, that's the motto of Minnesota Turkey hunters. The Star Tribune is reporting that hunters registered 1,249 birds after the first two days of the season, compared with 1,000 last year.
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Start early, that's the motto of Minnesota Turkey hunters. The Star Tribune is reporting that hunters registered 1,249 birds after the first two days of the season, compared with 1,000 last year.

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