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Brothers Mason Vinje (left), 11, and Dylan Vinje, 10, of Esko, shot their first bucks on opening morning 20 minutes apart from each other at around 8 a.m. Then Dylan shot an even bigger buck the next day. Contributed Photo

Three's a charm for the Vinje brothers


Maybe it was beginner's luck or perhaps Pappa Bill was watching over them, but brothers Mason and Dylan Vinje both shot their first bucks - both eight pointers - on opening morning within 20 minutes of each other.

Mason, 11, was sitting with his Uncle Joe Vinje in his stand while Dylan, 10, was with his dad, Jon Vinje, in a different stand on the family's hunting property near Willow River.

Both boys dropped their bucks with one shot.

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