Deer firearms season opened this weekend and area processors are already announcing bigger numbers than last year from Saturday alone. According to reports, one area Deer processor has seen more than 50 deer brought throughout the day and they’re expecting even more. This is big news since 2013’s numbers were significantly lower than years past. Missouri Department of Conservation officials are crediting the higher numbers to a cooler summer season and larger corn harvests giving Deer plenty to eat. Hunters can also participate in the Share The Harvest program this year where hunters can donate parts or a whole deer to area processors to feed the needy.