Missouri’s Harvest Total For Late Youth Portion of Firearms Deer Season Up From Last Year

Preliminary data from the Missouri Department of Conservation shows young hunters ages six to 15 harvested 3,574 deer during Missouri’s late youth portion of the 2023 firearms deer hunting season, November 24-26.

Of the 3,574 deer harvested, 1,697 were antlered bucks, 361 were button bucks, and 1,516 were does.

Top counties for the late youth portion were Texas with 77 deer harvested, Pike with 62, and Callaway and Morgan, each with 61.

Last year’s harvest total for the late youth portion was 2,870 deer.

Archery deer hunting continues through January 15.

The late antlerless portion of firearms deer season runs December 2-10 in open counties, and the alternative methods portion will occur December 23 through January 2.