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From deer to wild turkeys, Rynestad family has a western North Dakota hunting trip to remember

Bob Rynestad (left) and David Rynestad of Grand Forks with the wild turkeys they shot Sunday, Nov. 11, west of Grassy Butte, N.D.1 / 4
Bob Rynestad (left), and his grandson, Wythe, 16, both of Grand Forks, celebrate a successful wild turkey hunt Sunday, Nov. 11, in western North Dakota.2 / 4
David Rynestad (left) and his son, Wythe, 16, with a western North Dakota wild turkey.3 / 4
Wythe Rynestad, 16, Grand Forks, with his first deer, a mule deer buck, taken during a family deer and turkey hunting trip in Unit 4C west of Grassy Butte, N.D. Click on the image to see the complete photo.4 / 4

A combination deer and turkey hunting trip to western North Dakota turned out well for Bob Rynestad; his son, David Rynestad; and grandson, Wythe Rynestad, all of Grand Forks.

“We hunted deer Nov. 9, and Wythe shot a 3x3 mulie (his first deer) -- he is 16,” Bob Rynestad writes.

Hunting in Unit 4C west of Grassy Butte, N.D., Bob and David Rynestad also filled their deer and turkey tags.

“We then hunted turkeys on Nov. 10, and on Nov. 11, we got lucky and got our turkeys," Bob Rynestad writes. “We stalked them about a mile and caught them in a Badlands ravine. We feel very lucky, because success rate on turkeys is 39 percent.

“David and I then hunted deer on Monday, Nov. 12, and both shot nice mulie does,” he adds. “We got the deer and turkeys in same area.”

Brad Dokken

Brad Dokken is a reporter and editor of the Herald's Sunday Northland Outdoors pages. Dokken joined the Herald company in November 1985 as a copy editor for Agweek magazine and joined the Herald staff in 1989. He worked as a copy editor in the features and news departments before becoming outdoors editor in 1998.  A Roseau, Minn., native, Dokken is a graduate of Bemidji State University. 

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