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Continued: Anderson: Hunting dogs and owners take up shed games

  • Article by: DENNIS ANDERSON , Star Tribune
  • Last update: April 7, 2014 - 6:34 AM

 

Dennis Anderson • danderson@startribune.com

 

Editor’s note: More about the North American Shed Hunting Dog Association (NASHDA) World Championship at www.everythingsheddog.com.







 

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