JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) announced that young hunters ages 6 through 15 checked 14,095 deer during Missouri’s early youth portion of the 2015 deer hunting season, which ran Oct. 31 and Nov. 1. Top counties for the early youth portion were Franklin with 338, Osage with 337, and Howell with 288 deer checked. Last year’s harvest total for the early youth portion was 18,091.
The total for the firearms deer urban zone portion, which ran Oct. 9 – 12, was 401 with the top three counties being Greene with 106, Jefferson with 57, and St. Charles with 43. The 2014 total for the firearms deer urban zone portion was 599. For the latest deer harvest totals by county and portion, visit the MDC website at extra.mdc.mo.gov/widgets/harvest_table/
Archery deer hunting continues through Nov. 13 and again from Nov. 25 though Jan. 15, 2016. Up next for deer hunting in Missouri is the November portion of firearms deer season, which runs Nov. 14 through 24. That will be followed by the firearms deer antlerless portion running Nov. 25 through Dec. 6. The firearms deer alternative methods portion will run Dec. 19-29 followed by firearms deer late youth portion on Jan. 2-3, 2016.
Get more information on deer hunting in Missouri through MDC’s free 2015 Fall Deer & Turkey Hunting Regulations and Information booklet available where permits are sold, from MDC regional offices and nature centers, and online at mdc.mo.gov.