The 2012 Firearms Deer Hunting season begins on Saturday morning.
•Safety. It is always the most important aspect to keep in mind.
•Talk to landowner about deer patterns and locations. They probably know.
•Deer are edge creatures. They are often found at the edge of a field or clearing in the woods.
Hunters are encouraged to take their harvested deer to one of numerous cooperating locations in the region to be tested for Chronic Wasting Disease. Removing a tissue sample is free, takes only a few minutes and will not reduce the food or mount value of harvested deer. It is limited to deer harvested in MDC's CWD Containment Zone of Adair, Chariton, Linn, Macon, Randolph and Sullivan counties.