Contributed photos

Despite windy and cold conditions, area hunters found quite a bit of success in the field during the opening weekend of the deer rifle season. Do you have a trophy buck or doe picture? If so, feel free to email it to and the picture will be featured in an upcoming issue of the Dispatch. Above: Paul Hoyhtya of New York Mills shot this large buck during the opening weekend. Middle: Parker Hendrickx, age 13, shot this 5-point buck while hunting with his grandpa Don Hendrickx. Below left: Emily Peeters, age 10, shot this buck during the opening weekend of hunting. Right: Finn Costin shot this doe during the youth hunt in October. Bottom: Garrett Uselman shot his first deer during the opening weekend of hunting.