Remembering the 70-Degree Minnesota Opener in 2020: Hoping for a Successful Deer Hunt This Year

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Whitetail Buck

  • rifle
  • 160 lbs
  • 9
    antler tines
  • private
    land type
  • 15
    distance (yards)
  • Derek's avatar

    Ha! Lucky! It was about 80 degrees here then. Our rifle season opens a little later, but I remember being out that week with my bow and I was wearing the gear that I'd usually run for early bow season! If I remember correctly, it got cold like a week later? Like down into the 30s here.

  • Kayla's avatar

    @Derek that is correct!! Here in Minnesota we got snow that following weekend and it was 20-30 degrees! Still seemed like there was a decent amount of shooting opening morning for how warm it was!

  • Derek's avatar

    @Kayla same here. We had quite a bit of movement all season. I ended up taking a smaller 8 point buck at the end of rifle season that I had been watching all season. I had a bigger one in the area I was holding out for that managed to give me the slip. I was more than happy with the buck I did harvest though. He was a fighter and his antlers were quite busted up. Very unique set of antlers and many great meals and memories! Nice buck by the way! Congratulations!

  • Kayla's avatar

    @Derek That’s a great story! We can’t always get the ones we want or else there would be no desire to keep trying! :) Gotta love the character in the antlers though!

  • Derek's avatar

    @Kayla absolutely! It's what keeps us going over that next mountain or exploring that next over section of forest.

  • Dave's avatar

    That’s a dandy buck

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