Opening weekend of firearm deer season puts up good numbers
November 12, 2011
CAPE GIRARDEAU COUNTY, MO (KFVS) -
Saturday opened deer firearm season in Missouri. According to a
Missouri conservation agent many hunters hit the woods this weekend.
Friday night Conservation Agents in Cape Girardeau County did catch a
couple of people spot-lighting and then killing deer. West says Saturday
night agents were patrolling and there were some citations issued for
Agent West tells Heartland News spot-lighting is considered poaching
and is illegal. "It's illegal. It's not safe and it damages hunting
relation with land owners," said West. "One of the messages we are
trying to get across, those folks we don't consider hunters, they are
To solve some poaching problems West says agents will be out in force
this firearm season during the day and at night.
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