Preliminary data from the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) shows that young hunters ages 6 through 15 harvested 3,056 deer during Missouri’s late youth portion of the 2017 deer hunting season, which ran Friday – Sunday.
Top counties for the late youth portion were Franklin with 72, Douglas with 71 and Howell with 69 deer checked. Texas County’s kill totaled 61, placing fifth. The breakdown: 22, antlered deer; 11, button bucks; and 28, does.
Last year’s harvest total for the late youth portion was 2,944.
For the latest deer harvest totals by county and portion, visit MDC’s website at http://on.mo.gov/1jjz7Ew.
Archery deer hunting continues through Jan. 15. Up next for deer hunting in Missouri is the antlerless portion of firearms deer season which runs Dec. 1-3. Lastly the alternative methods portion will run Dec. 23- Jan. 2.
Get more information on deer hunting in Missouri through MDC’s free 2017 Fall Deer & Turkey Hunting Regulations and Information booklet available where permits are sold, from MDC regional offices and nature centers, and online at http://bit.ly/2tmUdHo.