Preliminary data shows deer hunters in Missouri harvested 7,728 deer during the antlerless portion of the fall firearms deer season, which ran Dec. 1-3.
Top harvest counties were Callaway with 250, Macon with 212, and Pike with 205 deer checked. Last year’s harvest total was 6,503.
The Department of Conservation reduced the length of the antlerless portion of fall firearms deer season starting in 2016 from 12 to three days so harvest numbers prior to 2016 are not comparable to this season.
For the latest preliminary deer harvest totals by county and portion, visit here.
Archery deer hunting continues through Jan. 15, with the alternative methods portion from Dec. 23 to Jan. 2.
More information on deer hunting in Missouri is available through the free 2017 Fall Deer & Turkey Hunting Regulations and Information booklet online.