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Deer Season a Disappointment So Far

November 18, 1999
By: Kyle Elfrink
State Capital Bureau

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So far, deer season has been a letdown for many Missouri hunters. Kyle Elfrink has that story from Jefferson City.

Bill Heatherly of the department of Wildlife says 94,481 deer were killed last weekend during the opening of Missouri's deer season...

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OutCue: "LAST YEAR."
Contents: HEATHERLY SAYS THE NUMBER OF KILLS WAS DOWN 15% FROM LAST YEAR.

Heatherly says the weather is partly to blame for the fall ...

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OutCue: "THEY TAKE."
Contents: HEATHERLY SAYS THE WARM WEATHER KEEPS DEER FROM MOVING TOO FAR.

According to Heatherly, a cold front coming through the state this weekend will increase the deer harvest.

From the state capital, I'm Kyle Elfrink.


Missouri's deer season is trying to end with a bang. Kyle Elfrink has the story from Jefferson City.

This year's deer season has seen a 15% drop in deer kills. But, Bill Heatherly, of the department of Wildlife says cooler weather this weekend should change things ...

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OutCue: "WILL BE ALSO."
Contents: HEATHERLY SAYS A COLD FRONT WILL LEAD MORE HUNTERS OUTDOORS AND INCREASE DEER KILLS AS SUCH.

Missouri has over 425,000 hunters and over 90% of them will take part in this year's 2-week deer season.

From the state capital, I'm Kyle Elfrink.