Word out of Missouri is that most hunters reported slow deer activity on yesterday’s opening of the firearms deer season.
But their governor seemed to do just fine.
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Gov. Jay Nixon simply being a field is a huge boost for hunting in the Show-Me State, not to mention that he tagged a nice eight-pointer and donated the venison to a program that furnishes meat for the needy.
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Last spring, you’ll remember, Gov. Mark Parkinson shot a wild turkey on the Governor’s Turkey Hunt near El Dorado. Sure, it took him a couple of shots and it was his first-ever time hunting. He said in public and the media how much he enjoyed the outing and that he planned to go again.
Governor-elect Sam Brownback has expressed a desire to start a Governor’s Pheasant Hunt to help promote the sport.
Hard to beat that kind of support in either state.