Sunday, November 9, 2014

Young hunters check 18,091 deer during Missouri early youth hunt

Top counties for early youth hunt were Osage with 448, Franklin with 393, and Howell with 376.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) announced
that young hunters ages 6 through 15 checked 18,091 deer during Missouri’s early youth portion of deer hunting seasons on Nov. 1 and 2. Top counties for the early youth hunt were Osage with 448, Franklin with 393, and Howell with 376 deer checked. Last year’s harvest total for the early youth hunt was 18,676.
Antlered bucks accounted for 11,481 of deer harvested, or about 63 percent. Button bucks accounted for 1,728, or almost 10 percent. Does accounted for 4,882, or about 27 percent.
For harvest totals by county, visit the MDC website at mdc.mo.gov/node/29442.