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Published October 21, 2010, 07:59 AM

Pheasant hunter is reunited with his dog

Downer, Minn. (WDAY TV) - A remarkable, happy ending to a story we've been following all this week. The pheasant hunter who lost his prized dog following an accident near the Downer Exit is back together with him. Huck has been found!

By: Kevin Wallevand, WDAY

“There he was, sitting by the door.”

When Huck strolled into Sherri Anderson's yard today, he found a friendly family willing to help.

“This is just crazy, we didn't do anything. He found us.”

At the farm, just two miles from the rollover accident, Huck hung out most of the day waiting for his owner, who along with others had combed the fields and back roads near Sabin and Downer.

“And the owner called us back in ten minutes. I am on my way. This will be a good day for somebody.”

This afternoon, after hours on the road, almost to the point of giving up, Huck's owner Mark Michaels rolled up.

“How we doing.”

What a reunion. Four days apart.

“Oh baby. God hello.”

A hunter welcomed home his best friend.

“How are you. I love you.”

In tears, Mark thanked the Andersons for taking in his dog and on this perfect autumn day, an awesome ending to the story.

“Ready to go Huckster?”

This journey on his own, finally over. He is a special dog that is for sure. Huck's owner says he can't get over how helpful people in the Red River Valley have been. Complete strangers putting on hundreds of miles in search of Huck since Sunday.