ZUMBRO FALLS, Minn. -- Here among some of Minnesota's most beautiful rolling hills and bending rivers, a small group of men gathered last week, unusual for them at this time of year, early February.
Unusual as well were the firearms they uncased, rifles mostly, with the odd shotgun toted as well. The men use the land primarily for deer hunting by archery, and they're serious about it, placing a multitude of stands throughout its 160 acres so that, on a given autumn morning or afternoon, a platform can be chosen that gives them an advantage, windwise.
Gun hunting, well, that's a second choice. And down here, during firearms deer season, it's accomplished by shotgun only, no rifles.Story: