Preliminary data from the Missouri Department of Conservation shows that young hunters ages 6 through 15 harvested 13,560 deer during Missouri's early youth portion of the 2018 deer hunting season, which ran Oct. 27-28.
"Warm temperatures and gusty winds presented much more challenging hunting conditions compared to last year, but Missouri's youth still pulled off a respectable harvest," said Barb Keller, the department's cervid program supervisor.
For the latest deer harvest totals by county and portion, visit the department website at http://on.mo.gov/1jjz7Ew.
Archery deer hunting continues through Nov. 9 and again from Nov. 21 through Jan. 15, 2019. Up next for deer hunting in Missouri is the November portion of firearms deer season, which runs Nov. 10-20.
That will be followed by the late youth portion of firearms deer season on Nov. 23-25. The antlerless portion of firearms deer season runs Nov. 30-Dec. 2. Last, the alternative methods portion will run Dec. 22- Jan. 1, 2019.
Sports on 11/06/2018
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