Cabin Country: The dream of shack ownership

  • Updated: November 29, 2013 - 10:39 AM

I grew up hunting in southwest Minnesota near the town of Minneota, where my grandparents lived and my dad was raised. My grandpa began hunting with family friends on two farms near Minneota during the first few deer seasons in the early 1970s (for many years, there was no deer season in that part of the state due to the low deer population). Down in my grandpa’s basement he had a big buck mounted that he shot in St. Louis County in 1949. He used to make the trek Up North every year until, finally, they opened the season closer to his home. My brother and I were always interested in his stories of hunting the “big woods.”

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