Preliminary Deer Harvest Numbers Announced

Preliminary information from the Missouri Department of Conservation shows hunters harvested nearly 179 thousand deer during the fall firearms deer season that took place November 16-26.

Of the 178,936 deer taken, 91.420 were antlered bucks, 17,237 were button bucks and 70, 279 were does.

The top harvest counties were Franklin, Texas and Callaway Counties.

The number of deer harvested this year was down slightly from last year’s nearly 201 thousand.

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