Nathan Poynter with a deer he bagged over the weekend.

Texas County is third in the state in the fall firearms deer harvest, according to a tally Sunday morning from the Missouri Department of Conservation.

As of Sunday morning, hunters in Texas County had killed 2,835 deer. The breakdown: bucks, 1,473; button bucks, 301; and does, 1,061. 

Leading the state is Howell and Franklin counties with 2,987 each; and Callaway is fourth with 2,792.

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