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May 10, 2012ANDREW COUNTY, MO |  By: Coffey

Hunters injured during Turkey Season

Missouri saw an increase of nearly six percent in the number of turkeys taken during this year's three week spring season.

There were unfortunately four non-fatal shooting accidents involving hunters during the season this year. Holt County Conservation Agent Russ Shifflett says one of those accidents took place in Andrew County.

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Shifflett says foliage growth from the early springlike weather contributed to the hunting accidents making it harder for hunters to identify their targets.