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Driving home to Meta early Monday morning, Jeremy Deardeauff encountered this black bear on the highway. Unable to avoid it, Deardeauff struck and killed the 300-pound animal, which was either born in the state or migrated here.

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Meta resident Jeremy Deardeuff comes from a family that’s no stranger to the Mid-Missouri outdoors or wildlife.


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