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Hunting legend Larry Benoit dies

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BURLINGTON, Vt. -

A big loss for the hunting community.

The famous Vermont hunter Larry Benoit-- known to many as the white-tail king-- has died.

His family tells WCAX News he passed away Monday night after a long illness.

Some have called Benoit one of the best white-tailed deer hunters ever to call Vermont home, a passion he shared with his family.

Loved ones point to his success with the sport and his role in helping to raise nine kids as his biggest accomplishments.

Benoit was inducted into the Vermont Sports Hall of Fame in 2012.

He was 89.

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