Governor Nixon kicks off hunting season with youth
Deer hunting season starts Saturday and Friday night Missouri Governor Jay Nixon kicked of his first ever Missouri Governor's Youth Deer Hunt.
The governor was at the Missouri Department of Conservation and had dinner with local youth who were invited to kick off the deer hunting season.
He talked to the youth about the importance of hunting in Missouri.
â??Well we've seen such a great success across the state (with) our conservation department,â?? Gov. Nixon said. â??As we get to the 75th year it's an honor to have the first Governor's Youth Deer Hunt. For the last four years we've had a Youth Turkey Hunt, which has been highly successfulâ?¦not only at getting more kids out, but also teaching them the safety of hunting. This is an important value in our state and (a) strong economic generator. And, it's a lot of fun.â??
Quin Allen, Brashear
Madisyn Blunk, Kirksville
Haley Bunch, Kirksville
Jayson Findling, Greentop
Chloe Harden, Kirksville
Bryce Hazen, Kirksville
Lauren Taylor Hoffman, Centralia
Kasey Jones, Kirksville
Bennett William Lopez, Columbia
Jacob Moore, Palmyra
Millie Moyer, Boonville
Kristen Pagliai, Kirksville
Andrew Pruett, Macon
Haiden Ream, Lavonia
Sadie Roy, Trenton