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Bennie Matthys (left) and Bob Goodlad have been admiring a Remington .22 since Matthys sold it to Goodlad in the 1950s. "It's a good gun," Matthys said. "It never quits." Photo by Jackie Grumish

Hunting changes, love of sport hasn't

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Bob Goodlad and Bennie Matthys haven't missed a hunting season since they first picked up their rifles more than 50 years ago.

The two Star Prairie men have been hunting since the 1940s and said each year brings new challenges and adjustments.


In the 1940s, hunters had to travel north of U.S. Highway 8 to find deer, Matthys said.

Now, the deer population has dramatically increased, changing where hunters hunt and the season in which they can hunt.

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Jackie Grumish
Jackie Grumish has been a reporter with the New Richmond News since 2008. She holds degrees in journalism and fine art from Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Ill. Before coming to New Richmond, Jackie worked as the city government reporter at a daily newspaper in Aberdeen, S.D. 
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