Listen: Illegally leaving venison to rot
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The state Department of Natural Resources says more deer hunters are illegally leaving venison to rot or grabbing only the choicest parts instead of butchering the animal properly. Officials say hunters are taking the hind quarters, backstraps and tenderloins -- and leaving the front end of the deer. Some hunters are also improperly disposing of deer remains. Mark Johnson is executive director of the Minnesota Deer Hunters Association. He says a few bad apples are giving all hunters a bad name.

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