It's time for another Missouri animal slaughter and this year, pardon one of our many bad puns, hunters are stepping up their game.
Accordingly . . .
"MDC announced in Sept. that it plans to test hundreds of deer for COVID-19 during this hunting season.The firearms deer season will continue through Nov. 23. Archery deer and turkey season in Missouri will open on Nov. 24."
Still, the hunt continues . . .
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Nearly 89,900 deer were harvested in Missouri during the opening weekend of the November portion of firearms deer hunting season, according to preliminary data from the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC).
Related reading . . .
Deer in several states have tested positive for COVID-19, according to multiple studies. It is unclear where the deer caught the virus, but there is no evidence that humans can become infected by deer. The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service collected 481 samples from deer in Illinois, Michigan, New York and Pennsylvania between January 2020 and March 2021.
Developing . . .