Hey Mike and welcome to the expanding group of MN turkey hunters here on T&TH. My name is Dewey and I also live in the Twin Cities, Crystal to be specific and I grew up in Breckenridge. I go hunting for turkeys in zone 239 just Southwest of Detroit Lakes and I am jealous that you have been to the black hills hunting for Merriams and going hunting for Rio's this coming spring. I plan on going to the Black Hills next spring and hopefully get another leg of the Grand Slam completed.
I also hunt for deer in NW MN and I went elk hunting this past fall in SW MT. I also have started pheasant hunting this past fall and plan on starting to go waterfowl hunting this next fall.
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