The Missouri Department of Conservation reported a total of 12,465 deer harvested during the alternative methods portion of the firearms deer season which ended Tuesday. That total included 3,130 antlered bucks, 1,450 button bucks, and 7,885 does.
The figure was 8 percent higher than last year’s total of 8,724.
The final remaining open deer season is the archery deer season. It ends on January 15th.