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A young whitetail buck runs from hunters walking a canyon in Russell County Friday morning.
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Michael Pearce / The Wichita Eagle
A herd of deer, with three bucks, run across the prairie in Russell County Friday morning.
Rod Meier has hunted the canyons and thickets of Russell County for about 35 years. Friday was one of the coldest days he's hunted for deer.
A whitetail doe runs from hunters walking a canyon in Russell County Friday morning.
The temperature was 11 degrees when Rod Meier and others started hunting Friday morning, and never made it above 16 degrees. Windchills were below zero for most of the day.
Rod Meier, of Salina, hides behind a stone fence post as other hunters try to flush deer towards him Friday morning.
Cord Charvat, center, drags a doe towards the truck after he shot it Friday morning.
Rod Meier, of Salina, is funded against Friday's cold, when the windchill was often below zero.
Two whitetails does pause at the bottom of an overgrown pasture.
Rod Meier, right, helps Cord Charvat drag a doe he shot while hunting with friends Friday morning.
Gary Charvat, Salina, is dressed in full winter gear as he walks for deer Friday morning in Russell County.
Rod Meier uses the toe of his boot to draw a map on how his group of seven hunters would work an area for deer on Friday morning.
A whitetail doe checks her back trail after leaving a canyon being walked by hunters.
Hunters check an aerial photo pulled up on an iPhone to decide how to hunt an area.
A tree sparrow on a branch amid a wide pasture in Russell County.
Gary Charvat, left, shows Rod Meier where he saw deer Friday morning.
Places where bucks rubbed their antlers showed hunters good deer might be about.
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