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Meat in the freezer: Trophies from the 2017 hunting season

Meat in the freezer: Trophies from the 2017 hunting season

Wild game is used in a variety of ways in Montana, and hunters exclaim their harvests are "Meat in the freezer!" Readers across the state submitted their photos from the 2017 hunting season.

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