Hunters Harvest Record Number of Deer

1 decade 1 year 2 months ago Sunday, November 26 2006 Nov 26, 2006 Sunday, November 26, 2006 9:15:56 PM CST November 26, 2006 in News
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KANSAS CITY - Ideal weather conditions helped deer hunters to the best season on record. The Missouri Department of Conservation reported that hunters took 235,054 deer in the 11-day season that ended Tuesday. That breaks the previous record of 222,329 deer set in 2004. Conservation department deer biologist Lonnie Hansen says the weather was ideal -- not to cold or warm. And says there wasn't much rain. He says the weather kept hunters in the fields longer, leading to the record harvest. Hansen also noted that 2005 was a down year. And he says that carryover of deers helped hunters.

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