Missouri Elk Hunters Go Five-For-Five in Inaugural Hunt

Missouri’s first elk-hunting season ended Sunday with all five of the hunters selected for permits harvesting bull elk during the firearms portion December 12-20.

An archery portion ran October 17-25 with no harvests.

The five Missouri hunters were selected for elk-hunting permits through a random drawing of more than 19,215 permit applications, including 33 for one resident-landowner antlered-elk permit and 19,182 for four general permits.

From our listening area, Gene Guilkey of Liberty, who was drawn for an antlered-elk general permit, harvested a 6×7 bull elk on public land in Shannon County December 16.