Missouri's fenced deer farms are under fire as state tries to contain deadly disease
Garrett Westfall has some impressive bucks living just out his backdoor in rural Liberty, Mo. But when Missouri's firearms deer season took place in November, he traveled more than 100 miles to hunt. Why? Those deer in his backyard are off-limits. They are part of the deer farm that he runs with his wife, Kelly. "Those are our pets," Garrett said. "It's a hobby of ours, but it's a business, too. "The goal is to produce the perfect buck. It's like when someone tries to produce blue-ribbon livestock. You want to raise the best." The Westfalls' fenced operation isn't for hunting. The deer are there for their enjoyment. Kelly takes care of the animals the same as cattle farmers might ...