(Dent County) Missouri’s firearms deer hunting season starts Saturday morning at sunrise.
Dent County Conservation Agent Jason Midyett asks hunters to be safe out there.
And Midyett says to enjoy yourself no matter what game your hunting or what fish your fishing for.
Firearms deer season in the Show-Me State runs this Saturday through Tuesday, November 23rd.
The Department of Conservation wants to remind deer hunters that they will be holding mandatory chronic wasting disease sampling stations this Saturday and Sunday, only for hunters who harvest deer in a C.W.D. management zone county.
Locally, those counties include Crawford, Jefferson, Perry, St. Francois, Ste. Genevieve and Washington counties.
Crawford County will have sampling locations near Cherryville, near Steelville and in Cuba.
In Jefferson County, there’s sampling stations in Desoto, Herculaneum and Cedar Hill.
The only location for Perry County is in Perryville.
St. Francois County will have sampling locations in Knob Lick and Park Hills.
For Ste. Genevieve County, you can go to either Ozora or Bloomsdale and there are two C.W.D. sampling centers in Washington County, in Potosi and Richwoods.
All mandatory C.W.D. sampling stations in Missouri will be open Saturday and Sunday from 7:30 a.m. until 8 p.m.