Record Raccoon Harvested in Worth County

WORTH COUNTY, MO – Two brothers from Andrew County have been recognized by the Missouri Department of Conservation for harvesting a record raccoon while hunting in Worth County. Couper and Hunter Simmons harvested the 35-pound raccoon, which broke the previous record by almost 7 pounds. Conservation Agent Brandon Lyddon weighed the raccoon at a certified scale.

New records are determined at the end of the hunting and trapping seasons, which end at the end of February.

Couper Simmons (right) harvested this 35-pound raccoon while hunting with his brother Hunter Simmons (left) in Worth County. Photo provided by Missouri Department of Conservation.