The thrill of the hunt
At 17, Erik Olson, of Pequot Lakes, and Austin Mesenbrink, of Crosslake, figure they’ve been friends since before they could walk.
They’re pretty certain they’ve been hunting nearly as long. Deer, pheasant, duck and turkeys — the Pequot Lakes High School students have hunted them all.
In September the pair embarked on an elk hunting trip in the Colorado mountains that they say they will never forget — and can’t wait to do again.