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Photos: 60,000 hunters take to the mountains as rifle deer hunt opens Saturday

Published: Sunday, Oct. 20 2013 9:15 a.m. MDT

Farrell Jones gets ready to head out on a short hike as he begins his hunt. Hunters take to the mountains Saturday, October 19, 2013 for the opening of the deer hunt. (Scott G Winterton, Deseret News) Farrell Jones gets ready to head out on a short hike as he begins his hunt. Hunters take to the mountains Saturday, October 19, 2013 for the opening of the deer hunt. (Scott G Winterton, Deseret News)

Utah's biggest hunt — the rifle deer hunt — opened Saturday to perfect fall weather. The state Division of Wildlife Resources estimates that 60,000 hunters, along with family and friends, participated in opening day. The hunt continues through Oct. 27.

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