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The fall firearms season began Saturday in Missouri.

Texas County entered Tuesday of the fall firearms season in second place in the state, barely trailing leader Franklin County, the Missouri Department of Conservation said.

Hunters in Texas County had killed 2,172 deer, according to a conservation department tally early Monday.

Franklin County led the state with 2,256 deer killed.

Other leaders are: Benton (1,928), Callaway (1,802), Howell (1,725), and Dent (1,678).

In Texas County, hunters have killed 1,183 antlered bucks, 200 button bucks and 789 does.

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