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Dubuque-area hunters pass on tradition amid hunting decline


January 13, 2019

SHERRILL, Iowa (AP) — As members of his hunting party looked on, Mike Laugesen crouched in a gully and started to dress the eight-point buck he just shot.

He then used a hunting knife to cut a notch on a state deer tag to affix to the animal. He paused as he fiddled with the paper.

"Easy there, Muzzy. We don't need to take you to the hospital," said Stuart Schueller jokingly, referring to Laugesen by his childhood nickname.

"I'm too old for this ... I'm not a young buck anymore," quipped Laugesen, 61.

"He was," said Peter Sullivan, 16, gesturing to the deer.

The hunting party's banter fil...

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