DEER SEASON

The second youth season concluded Sunday in Missouri.

Data from the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) shows that hunters ages 6 through 15 harvested 1,909 deer during the late youth portion of Missouri’s 2019 deer hunting season, Nov. 29 through Dec. 1.

The total included 752 antlered bucks, 200 button bucks and 957 does. Top counties for the late youth portion were Osage with 63 deer checked, Lincoln with 45 and Callaway with 41. In Texas County, the kill totaled 25.  The breakdown was: Bucks, 7; button bucks, 1; and does, 17.

Last year’s harvest total for the late youth portion was 2,595, including 1,160 antlered bucks, 338 button bucks and 1,097 does.

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

Deer hunting in Missouri continues with archery deer hunting through Jan. 15. The antlerless portion of firearms deer season runs Dec. 6-8. Lastly, the alternative methods portion will run Dec. 28 through Jan. 7. Learn more about deer hunting in Missouri at huntfish.mdc.mo.gov/hunting-trapping/species/deer or from MDC’s 2019 Fall Deer & Turkey Hunting Regulations and Information booklet, available where permits are sold and online at huntfish.mdc.mo.gov/sites/default/files/downloads/2019FDT.pdf.

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