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More Missouri deaths in this year's firearm deer season

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HANNIBAL, Mo. (WGEM) -

During the Missouri firearm hunting season, three hunters in Missouri were killed while deer hunting, which is the more than the last three years combined.

The Missouri Department of Conservation is asking hunters to follow safety guidelines during the antlerless portion of firearm season.

That means wearing bright colors and using good judgement.

"It does concern me. You know we try to strive for safety and hunting is a very safe sport, but with anything judgement is where a lot of mistakes happen," Clever said.

Hunters say this season's warmer weather could be partly to blame.

"So obviously that's going to make for more people being out in the woods. As a whole, hunting is up in the state of Missouri, and that's going to increase a number of people out there and if you just get lazy in those safety principles things are going to happen," Travis Moore, a hunter, said.

There haven't been any reported fatalities or incidents in Northeast Missouri.

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