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Antlerless portion of deer season nets 9,733

Preliminary data from the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) shows that deer hunters in Missouri harvested 9,733 deer during the antlerless portion of fall firearms deer season, Nov. 25 – Dec. 6. Top harvest counties were Pike with 302, Callaway with 294, and Lincoln with 263. Last year, hunters checked 9,120 deer during the antlerless portion of firearms deer season.

Deer hunting in Missouri continues with archery deer hunting through Jan. 15, firearms alternative methods portion Dec. 19-29, and firearms late youth portion Jan. 2-3. Learn more about deer hunting from MDC at

For current, preliminary harvest totals by season, county, and type of deer, visit the MDC website at For harvest summaries from past years, visit

Missouri offers some of the best deer hunting in the country and deer hunting is an important part of many Missourians’ lives and family traditions. Deer hunting is also an important economic driver in Missouri and gives a $1 billion annual boost to the state and local economies.

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