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Remembering the creation

January 15, 2014

Harold Yotter smiles for a photo in his before recalling his experience with the Beaver Creek Archery Club. 
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Harold Yotter smiles for a photo in his before recalling his experience with the Beaver Creek Archery Club.
Beaver Creek Archery Club
By: Sean Solheim Murray County News Staffwriter

Archery has been a passion for many, many people in the Murray County area for years to come, and will continue to be as long as the passion burns for hunting and using a bow. Over 50 years ago, the now known Beaver Creek Archery Club was established in the Murray County area by a group of passionate archers and among them, only one of the original members that started the club remains to remember the story of when it was first created.

In 1947, the state of Minnesota authorized the start of bow hunting season for deer and when hunters around the state heard of the news, their curiosity for the sport grew. Harold Yotter, along with a group of friends that included Alvin Kadolph, Art Gnadt, Jack Markwardt, Marv Brouwer, Minard Anderson, and many others, purchased their first Lemonwood bows in 1947 when bow season was legalized for $9.95.

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