JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Missouri hunters killed more than 204,000 deer during the recently completed firearms deer hunt, with the best success found south of the Missouri River.
The Missouri Department of Conservation says three people were killed and five wounded in firearms-related incidents during the season, which ran from Nov. 10 through Nov. 20.
The hunt was especially strong in the southern part of the state because a poor acorn crop drove deer to find other food sources, making them easy prey for hunters.
Fair weather and drought conditions hurt the numbers in the north. Buchanan County conservation agent Dave Carlisle says lower deer populations also are to blame.
Conservation officials say deer hunting contributes about $1 billion annually to state and local economies and supports more than 12,000 jobs in Missouri.
Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Technology stories from the Associated Press.
Get the latest news on national politics.
A look at notable people who have passed away in 2017.
The eventful first 100 days of Trump's presidency featured a number of players and places of importance.
President Donald Trump hosted his first Easter egg roll at the White House.
April the giraffe gave birth to her calf shortly before 10 a.m. Eastern on Saturday, April 15.
Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch faces senators as he tries to become the newest member of the U.S. Supreme Court.
The 2017 Major League Baseball season is under way.
Here are pictures of storm damages submitted by viewers after overnight storms.
A shooting at the UK parliament has reportedly left two dead and others injured.
The American Kennel Club announced the most popular purebred dog breeds in the United States. The top dog has held the position for 26 years.
If your bracket is in shambles, you can blame these teams.