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Whitetail Underground

– by Scott Marquardt

 Eli Gesell of rural Miltona Minnesota grew up on a dairy farm situated between Lake Vermont and Lake Miltona. Like most farm kids his age he accompanied his dad on the annual hunt for deer during the Minnesota firearms season at the young age of eight years old. That is where his passion for hunting and the outdoors began. 

Eli went through firearms safety training at the age of 12 and began hunting deer immediately. The first year ...