Firearms Deer Season Begins Saturday

Published 11/14 2013 06:54PM

Updated 11/14 2013 08:19PM

(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) Firearms deer season statewide begins Saturday, and the rut has them active at the right time.

Sean Cleary, a wildlife management biologist with the Missouri Department of Conservation says deer are moving a lot, especially at night, which makes scouting even more important.

"The homework should be done prior to the hunt," Cleary said. Go out and look for signs: scrapes, rubs. There are plenty of signs to look for. Try to get an idea if there are animals in the area, any movement patterns they have."

Shooting hours begin half an hour before sunrise and end half an hour after sunset.

Cleary stressed wearing blaze orange during deer season whether you're hunting or just going for a hike.

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