From the Missouri Department of Conservation - Missouri deer harvest follows regional trend
Jefferson City, Missouri -
Hunters checked 50,507 Deer during Missouri’s archery deer season, bringing the state’s overall deer harvest to 250,787. That number is down from the 10-year average of 293,056.
The archery deer harvest was the second-largest in Missouri’s history, reflecting the continued growth in popularity of bowhunting. Top archery deer harvest counties were Jefferson, with 1,205 deer checked, St. Louis with 1,230, and Franklin with 1,018.
Resource Scientist Jason Sumners says the overall decrease is in line with deer-harvest figures from other Midwestern states.
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