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Luke Nelson, 10, of Two Harbors shot his first buck on opener morning. The six-pointer, which weighed 156 pounds, was the first deer to walk by his stand Saturday morning. He was accompanied by both of his grandfathers, Craig Ronning and Stan Nelson, and also uncle Branding Siligjord. Luke is the son of Todd and Samantha Johnson.

Deer numbers rise as season comes to close

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Northeastern Minnesota deer hunters appear to be doing a little better than last fall, according to Tom Rusch, Department of Natural Resources area wildlife manager at Tower.


"Preliminary deer registration figures indicate the harvest is up slightly over 2009," Rusch wrote.

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