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12,000 deer taken during alternative-methods portion

12,000 deer taken during alternative-methods portion

By Missouri Department of Conservation

Preliminary data shows 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.

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

Archery deer hunting continues statewide through Jan. 15.

Find current ongoing preliminary harvest totals by season, county, and type of deer here.

Harvest summaries from past years, can be found here.

For more information on deer hunting in Missouri, see the Fall Deer & Turkey Hunting Regulations and Information booklet.

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