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Sjostrom honored for hunter safety teaching in Hager City over 30 years

HAGER CITY--"Hunt safely" might be advice given hunters by family and friends whenever they enter the field, but Doug Sjostrom really takes it to heart.

Sjostrom received the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Hunter Education Instructor Award early this week after having taught hunter safety classes at Prairie View Elementary School in Hager City for 30 years. Area Game Warden Brad Peterson presented him with an engraved wooden keepsake during one of those classes.

"I knew I had the time in," Sjostrom said Wednesday about the three-decade milestone that's traditionally recognized, adding, "but I didn't know I'd be getting (the award) that evening."

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Bill Kirk

Bill Kirk was editor of the Pierce County Herald in Ellsworth, from 1988 to February, 2015 and is now on staff as a reporter. He holds a bachelors degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. He previously worked in the media distribution department at the University of Minnesota's Minneapolis campus and is past editor of The Tri-County News in Osseo, Wisconsin.

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