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Ready to hunt: Evie Peterson of Detroit Lakes and her great granddaughter, Gracie Hansen, are part of a hunting group that for this season will be made up of eight women and four men. Submitted Photo

Deer hunting is for women, too

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Gone are the days when deer hunting automatically meant the burly men would trudge off into the woods while the women folk stayed home to do the cooking and the ironing.


Today more women are strapping on the blaze orange, picking up the guns and heading out for the kill.

According to statistics from the Minnesota DNR, at the turn of the century, women made up 11 percent of hunters in the woods during the November firearm season.  Last year that increased to 14.4 percent.

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