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Daughter says father killed during deer opener was safe hunter

Published 11/04/2012, Forum Communications Co.

For the first time in three years, Don Bixby, 64, packed up his hunting gear and took a lunch for the start of Minnesota’s firearm deer hunting opener. The Bemidji man, who shared his passion for hunting with his three children and was a strict teacher of firearms safety, had missed the past few years due to health issues. Within a few hours of sunrise Saturday, Bixby’s hunt took a terrible turn.

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