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Young hunters check 11,171 deer during Missouri’s early youth portion

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) announced that young hunters ages 6 through 15 checked 11,171 deer during Missouri’s early youth portion of the 2016 deer hunting season, which ran Oct. 29-30. Top counties for the early youth portion were Osage with 253, Howell with 246, and Franklin with 242 deer checked. Last year’s harvest total for the early youth portion was 13,583.

For the latest deer harvest totals by county and portion, visit MDC’s website at

Archery deer hunting continues through Nov. 11 and again from Nov. 23 through Jan. 15, 2017. Up next for deer hunting in Missouri is the November portion of firearms deer season, which runs Nov. 12-22. That will be followed by the late youth portion of firearms deer season on Nov. 25-27. The antlerless portion of firearms deer season runs Dec. 2-4. Lastly the alternative methods portion will run Dec. 24- Jan. 3, 2017.

Get more information on deer hunting in Missouri through MDC’s free 2016 Fall Deer & Turkey Hunting Regulations and Information booklet available where permits are sold, from MDC regional offices and nature centers, and online at