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Goin’ To The Lake: Frank & Maxie Visit Watson Hunting Camp (Day 1)

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WATSON, Minn. (WCCO) — July is almost over, and Minnesotans are finally enjoying some glorious summer weather. We’ve been celebrating the season by Goin’ to the Lake every week.

On Thursday, Frank Vascellaro and Mike Max headed to Watson, Minn., which is about 135 miles west of the Twin Cities.

There, the two visited Watson Hunting Camp, which offers high-quality hunting experiences in the heart of the Lac qui Parle Wildlife refuge.

But on the way out, the two took a stop at the Swensson Farm Museum.

Frank & Maxie Visit Swensson Farm Museum

In Lac qui Parle Wildlife refuge, hunters can take aim at all sorts of game, but they flock to the area to hunt Canada Geese.

As such, Frank and Maxie just had to take a look at the hunting hot spot.

Frank & Maxie Tour Goose Hunting Mecca

Lac qui Parle Lake is the biggest lake in the area, and it’s part of Lac qui Parle State Park. Frank and Maxie hit the lake to do a different kind of hunting – bow fishing.

The guys took aim at some carp.

See which of them actually hit something.

Frank & Maxie Go Bow Fishing

Nearby Watson lies the Lauritsen family farm.

That’s where WCCO-TV reporter John Lauritsen grew up, and he showed Frank and Maxie around the old pig farm.

The guys also fired arrows off the back deck.

Frank & Maxie Visit The Lauritsen Family Farm

Going To The Lake: Watson Links

Lac Qui Parle State Park
Watson Hunting Camp
Swensson Farm Museum
Chippewa County Historical Society
Chippewa County Fair

For the full schedule for Goin’ To The Lake: All Summer Long, click here. You can suggest places for us to visit here.

Watch the past “Goin’ To The Lake” segments.
Watch the past “Goin’ To The (Frozen) Lake” segments.

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