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16,032 deer harvested during antlerless portion

16,032 deer harvested during antlerless portion

By Missouri Department of Conservation

Preliminary data shows that deer hunters in Missouri harvested 16,032 deer during the antlerless portion of the firearms deer season, Dec. 3-11. Top harvest counties were Callaway with 451 deer harvested, Pike with 412, and Macon with 348. Last year’s antlerless-portion harvest total was 15,019.

The archery season runs through Jan. 15, 2023. The alternative methods portion runs Dec. 24 through Jan. 3, 2023.

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

Find more information on deer hunting from MDC’s 2022 Fall Deer & Turkey Hunting Regulations and Information booklet, available online.

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