Missouri’s 2022-2023 deer-hunting season ended Jan. 15 with the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reporting a preliminary total deer harvest for the season of 299,721. Of the deer harvested, 140,736 were antlered bucks, 27,029 were button bucks, and 131,956 were does.
Top harvest counties for the overall deer season were Franklin with 6,471 deer harvested, Callaway with 5,438, and Jefferson with 4,966.
Hunters harvested 295,143 deer during the 2021-2022 deer hunting season with 143,815 being antlered bucks, 26,750 being button bucks, and 124,578 being does.
Perry County registered 3,066 deer harvested during the 2022-2023 season with 1,250 bucks, 1,499 does, and 317 button bucks. Bollinger County, which ranked in the top 10 in terms of deer harvested by county, registered 4,273 deer. That included 1,796 bucks, 2,009 doe, and 468 button bucks. Ste. Genevieve registered 2,678 deer with 1,358 bucks, 1,074 does, and 246 button bucks.