MDC reports 89,861 deer harvested during firearms opening weekend | State News | techkashif

JEFFERSON CITY — Missouri deer hunters harvested 89,861 deer during opening weekend of the November portion of firearms deer season, in accordance with preliminary knowledge from the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC).

This is sort of 10,000 more deer than final yr’s opening weekend the place hunters checked 80,744 deer.

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Of the 89,861 deer harvested, 54,415 have been antlered bucks, 7,187 have been button bucks and 28,259 have been does.

Top harvest counties for opening weekend have been Franklin with 1,968 deer harvested, Texas with 1,814 and Benton with 1,654.

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“Thankfully, the weather cooperated this weekend and hunters were treated to some good conditions,” MDC Cervid Program Supervisor Jason Isabelle mentioned in a press launch. “Given the rain and gusty winds across much of the state during opening weekend last year, it isn’t surprising that we saw an increase in harvest this year.”

The November portion of firearms deer season continues by Nov. 23.

Missouri’s archery deer and turkey season resumes Nov. 24 by Jan. 15, 2022.

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The late youth portion of firearms season runs Nov. 26-28. The antlerless portion of firearms deer season runs Dec. 4-12 adopted by the choice strategies portion Dec. 25 by Jan. 4, 2022.

For present, ongoing preliminary harvest totals by season, county and kind of deer, or for harvest summaries from previous years, go to the MDC web site.

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