Deer hunter finds explosives stashed in Missouri's Mark Twain Forest

Hunter Finds Explosives in Mark Twain Forest in Missouri

Pulaski County Sheriff Ron Long says that a hunter found a stash of explosives buried near a Jeep trail in Mark Twain National Forest.  The deer hunter says he normally camps in the area and found the explosives Saturday morning.  He immediately called 911.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol, Sheriff’s deputies and a bomb-squad unit from Fort Leonard Wood responded to the scene and detonated the explosives after it was determined that they were too volatile to transport.

According to police, the explosives were not something that consumers could easily purchase.