The hunt is on!
Thursday, November 7, 2019
It's that time of year again. Stores and highways are filled with blaze orange vests, campers and gun racks. Missouri's firearms deer season begins Nov. 16 and runs through Nov. 26. The late youth portion begins Nov. 26 through Dec. 1.
Deer camp is a tradition for many hunters. This week's throwback highlights Chris Rhodes' deer camp from November 2003.
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Wishing all of you a safe and productive hunting season!
Deer hunters Chris Rhodes, right, and Joel Chambliss, center with red hat, don't let the cold rain dampen their spirits as they prepare for the opening day of deer season in November 2003. A friendly game of cards help the men pass the time before heading out to hunt.
Some hunters did not have to wait long for their first kill of the season. The deer shown was killed in the early morning of opening day 2003 by hunter Billy Batson. The deer was taken in the Mark Twain National Forest north of Poplar Bluff.