Missouri’s Overall Deer Harvest Nearly Reaches 300,000
MDC reports the final deer harvest for the season was 299,721. The archery deer harvest was 56,525. The archery turkey harvest was 2,446. Among the hunters was Andrew Berger (6) who harvested his first deer Nov. 12 in Cass County.

Missouri’s Deer Harvest is complete for 2022-23 after the end of the Archery Deer Season Monday. Missouri reported a deer harvest overall of just under 300,000.

Missouri’s Archery Deer Season has been available for hunters in all but 10 days since September 15th. Archery deer hunters checked in 56,525 during the year. That figure was down by about 3,000 deer from 2021-22.

Missouri’s 299,721 deer total broke down with 140,736 antlered bucks, 131,956 does, and 27,029 button bucks harvested. The final deer harvest figure was about 4,500 deer over last year.

Overall, Harrison County checked in 3,509 deer for the year. Daviess County finished with 2,781. Mercer County had 1,989. Gentry County reported 1,516. Grundy County had 1,843 deer taken. Nodaway County reported 1,557. Hunters harvested 1,142 deer overall in Worth County. DeKalb County had another 970 deer taken.

The Fall Archery Season also ended Monday. Missouri’s Fall Turkey Harvest showed 2,446 birds harvested. That figure is just shy of the 2,516 taken last year.

MDC reported two firearms-related hunting incidents during deer and turkey season with both being non-fatal and being self-inflicted.

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