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An archery opening-day giant out of southeastern Minnesota

Rochester’s LeRoy Purrier shot this buck on the Minnesota archery opener on Sept. 16, 2023, while hunting in southeastern Minnesota. (Contributed photo)

It’s one thing to get a trail cam pic or two of a mature buck, and quite another to have the buck’s sheds, assemble a library of photos of the deer, and then have that buck walk into bow range on the opening day of archery season.
Yet that’s just what happened to Rochester’s LeRoy Purrier last week when he tagged a giant 6-by-5 that stands an excellent chance of making the Boone & Crockett (B&C) record book as a typical. Purrier became aware of the buck back in January, when he purchased a 90-acre property in the Lanesboro area of Fillmore County.

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