Preliminary data from the Missouri Department of Conservation shows that deer hunters in Missouri harvested 9,965 deer during the alternative-methods portion of the firearms deer season, Dec. 25 - Jan. 4.
Top harvest counties were Osage with 223 deer harvested, Franklin with 211, and Callaway with 201. In Perry County, there were a total of 114 deer taken. This total included 17 antlered bucks, 13 button bucks and 84 does.
The harvest total for last year’s alternative-methods portion was 14,623.
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/.
Find more information on deer hunting from MDC’s 2021 Fall Deer and Turkey Hunting Regulations and Information booklet, available where permits are sold and online at mdc.mo.gov/sites/default/files/2021-06/2021FDT.pdf.
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