There were 181 deer killed during the alternative methods portion of the fall deer season, the Missouri Department of Conservation.

Preliminary data from the Missouri Department of Conservation shows that deer hunters in Missouri harvested 12,002 deer during the alternative-methods portion of the fall firearms deer season, Dec. 28 – Jan. 7.

Top harvest counties were Callaway with 315 deer harvested, Franklin with 297 and Pike with 261. Texas County recorded 181. The breakdown in the county was: antlered deer (47), button buck (24) and does (110)

The harvest total for last season’s alternative-methods portion was 12,109.

For current ongoing preliminary harvest totals by season, county and type of deer, visit the MDC website at

For harvest summaries from past years, visit

Archery deer hunting continues statewide through Jan. 15.


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