Word out of Missouri is that most hunters reported slow deer activity on yesterday’s opening of the firearms deer season.
But their governor seemed to do just fine.
Gov. Jay Nixon simply being a field is a huge boost for hunting in the Show-Me State, not to mention that he tagged a nice eight-pointer and donated the venison to a program that furnishes meat for the needy.
Last spring, you’ll remember, Gov. Mark Parkinson shot a wild turkey on the Governor’s Turkey Hunt near El Dorado. Sure, it took him a couple of shots and it was his first-ever time hunting. He said in public and the media how much he enjoyed the outing and that he planned to go again.
Governor-elect Sam Brownback has expressed a desire to start a Governor’s Pheasant Hunt to help promote the sport.
Hard to beat that kind of support in either state.