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Submitted photo Pictured, left to right, are: Ron Welle, the president and CEO of Midwest Outdoors Unlimited, Sam Hunter, Steve Melgard, and George Fresonke, behind the elk cow Fresonke shot on a recent hunting trip.

A fresh shot at hunting

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George Fresonke, of Perham, recently got his hands on a gun with an entire new set of sights.

Fresonke is blind. He lost his sight six years ago in a car accident. But recent advances in technology have allowed him to return to one of his passions – hunting.


Fresonke’s ability to hunt again can be credited to his good friend Steve Melgard, of Perham.

“Steve wanted to get me back out hunting,” Fresonke said. “He started doing some digging around.”

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Robert Williams
Robert is the Sports Editor of Detroit Lakes Newspapers. Williams worked prior in Perham for the Focus, a Forum Communications newspaper, from 2010-14. 
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