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Conservation officer Randy Hanzal had been getting more calls this fall about hunters shooting at deer from roadways. So, he loaded up his deer decoy and headed for the woods.

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Hanzal is a Duluth-area conservation officer for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Deer decoys - some with moving parts - have long been a tool that conservation officers use. Hanzal, along with some fellow conservation officers, teamed up to use it during Minnesota's firearms deer season.

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