Cade Wisk, 11, got this five-point buck near Gentilly during the youth hunt.

With the youth deer hunt preceding the firearms deer opener Nov. 9, kids are enjoying successful deer hunts.

And with the deer -hunting season comes the return of the Crookston Times and Valley Shopper deer hunting photo contest. It’s not a contest in the sense that the biggest deer or the largest rack is deemed the best, however.

All you have to do is submit your deer hunting photos to the Times and we’ll publish them in print and online; meanwhile, the names of the hunters will be put in a bucket for a series of drawings for several prizes donated by contest sponsors.

The drawings will be held at the conclusion of the deer hunting season.

Send your photos to Mike Christopherson at