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William Kill (left), president of the Chilakoot Bowhunters Club and Mike Lundin (right), vice-president, get festivities started Saturday at the 60th Anniversary Celebration for the club in Somerset.

Chilakoot Bowhunters celebrate 60 years of archery

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"Wow," was all Harold Buckentin could say when he recalled how the Chilakoot Bowhunters Club had come to call a 53-acre parcel of challenging terrain just outside Somerset home nearly 60 years ago.

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According to club newsletter editor, Marlene Odahlen-Hinz, the club started in 1953 as an enthusiastic gathering of 30 bowhunters from the Stillwater, Minn. vicinity just looking for a place to target practice.

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