Trevor Mitchell with his deer killed during youth season.

Saturday marks the start of the fall firearms season in Missouri. Hunter orange will dominate in Texas County, which places annually as one of the top harvesting counties in the state.

About 200,000 were bagged in the 2008 fall season in the state. Texas County placed second with 3,590 white tails killed.

The fall firearms season has a big economic impact in Texas County. Thousands of hunters flock into the area, causing cash registers to jingle and motels to fill up. The hunt turns into a social event for some – as camps fill up along county highways.

Those who sell hunting supplies see an uptick in business. Grocery stores and those that sell hunting supplies see an increase in business in their aisles.

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