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MDC Releases Preliminary Deer Harvest from Opening Firearms Weekend

Preliminary data from the Missouri Department of Conservation shows that deer hunters in Missouri harvested 89,861 deer during opening weekend of the November portion of firearms deer season.

Top harvest counties for opening weekend were Franklin, Texas, and Benton.

Last year, hunters checked 80,744 deer during opening weekend of the November portion of firearms deer season.

For current, ongoing preliminary harvest totals by season, county, and type of deer, visit the MDC website at extra.mdc.mo.gov/widgets/harvest_table/.

The November portion of firearms deer season continues through November 23rd. Missouri’s archery deer and turkey season resumes on November 24th and runs through January 15th. The late youth portion of firearms season runs November 26th through 28th. The antlerless portion of firearms deer season starts December 4th, followed by the alternative methods portion from December 25th through January 4th.


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