Minn. hunters head to the woods on opening day

By KBJR News 1

November 9, 2013 Updated Nov 9, 2013 at 7:49 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) --Many hunters dressed in orange, carried their guns out to the forests of Minnesota for opening season with high hopes.

"I'm hoping, I saw one doe today but no shots, so not a whole lot of shooting today its been kinda quiet," said Randy Schwartz a hunter.

For other hunters it has been an exciting first opening day.
Parker Raymond, age 11, got his first eight point buck just outside his home with his grandpa by his side.

"It was just sitting there, we just came back out, and it just came walking out and my grandpa said just shoot, so I aimed and shot and it just knocked right over where it was standing," said Raymond.

Meanwhile other hunters had to take a few shots at their deer before the animal went down.

"I went back in the pit and I was just sitting on top of a dirt pile just reflecting, thinking about life and I looked over and there was a buck chllin' right there. I was probably sitting there for like 10 minutes, shot down at it, it ran into the woods past my uncle and my cousin and they actually finished the business and got the last couple shots on it," said Cameron Birkhofer.

The hunting opener brought many hunters to Chalstrom's Bait and Tackle to weigh and register their bag.

"We've had about a dozen that have registered deer, but people can call in now and do it right on line so that makes it very easy for everyone. There will be no lines on Sunday night standing waiting their turn, so it helps," said Sue Chalstrom.

Helping hunters harvest their deer effectively.

The rifle deer season ends November 24.

Posted to the web by Kati Anderson.