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 extra.mdc.mo.gov/widgets/harvest_table/
For harvest summaries from past years, visit huntfish.mdc.mo.gov/hunting-trapping/species/deer/deer-harvest-reports/deer-harvest-summaries
Archery deer hunting continues statewide through Jan. 15.