Young hunters harvest more than 15K deer in early youth portion of MO deer season

Youth Deer Hunter Lucas Gruber Source Mdc
Lucas Gruber of Columbia, harvested this buck in Howard County during Youth Deer Season. (Source: MDC)

(KBSI) – Young hunters harvested more than 15,000 deer during Missouri’s early youth portion of the 2021 deer hunting season.

Preliminary data from the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) shows hunters ages 6 through 15 harvested 15,608 deer from Oct. 30-31.

Top counties were Osage, Franklin, and Howell. Youth hunters harvested 15,854 deer during last year’s early youth portion.

The top county in southeast Missouri was Bollinger with 253 deer as of Monday morning.

Tap here to view current deer and turkey harvest totals.

Missouri’s deer archery season continues through Nov. 12 and resumes Nov. 24 through Jan. 15, 2022. The November portion of firearms deer season runs Nov. 13-23 followed by the late youth portion Nov. 26-28. The antlerless portion of firearms deer season runs Dec. 4-12 followed by the alternative methods portion Dec. 25 through Jan. 4, 2022.

Tap here to view MDC’s 2021 Fall Deer & Turkey Hunting Regulations and Information booklet.

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