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Poppy and Wayne at Poppy's ground blind

A special hunting bond for Ristvedt clan of Lake Park

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My father died recently. He lived to be 93 years old. I started deer hunting with my dad when I was 12 years old. The first word out of my son's mouth when he was learning to talk was "Poppy." My dad loved it when my kids referred to him as Poppy.


My dad was 89 years old the last year he hunted with my son Eric and I.

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