Local hunters find early season success

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Monett hunter Frank McCollough, right, shot a 30-point buck near Purdy at 9:30 a.m. on Nov. 5. McCollough, who hunts annually, said this was the biggest buck he will probably ever get. He planned to take it to Bass Pro in Springfield for grading and hoped to use the meat. Contributed photo

Eli Connolley, 8, of Wheaton, harvested his first deer, an 8-point buck, in Barry County last week. He is the son of Kevin and Kandra Connolley. Contributed photo
Harrison Merriman, 10, of Monett, harvested his first deer, a 10-point buck just outside of the Monett city limits. Contributed photo
Sahara Stettnisch, 11, of Cassville, bagged an 8-point buck on Nov. 1 in southern Barry County. Contributed photo
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