Ethan Beavers, 17, displays an 11-point buck he killed at about 4:15 p.m. last Friday while hunting on property off of Highway B just east of Houston.

Texas County ranked third in Missouri after the conclusion of the fall firearms deer season Tuesday. 

The count was 3,562, which was down more than 1,000 from 2015 when 4,544 were killed.

The breakdown: 1,794 bucks, 338 button bucks and 1,430 does.

Other top counties included Howell (3,910) and Franklin (3,738).

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