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Opening Firearms Weekend Deer Harvest Numbers

The Missouri Department of Conservation says 89,961 deer were harvested during the opening firearms weekend. Of the 89,861 deer harvested, 54,415 were antlered bucks, 7,187 were button bucks, and 28,259 were does. The top harvest counties for opening weekend were Franklin with 1,968 deer harvested, Texas with 1,814, and Benton with 1,654. In our area, Callaway county had the most with 1,673, followed by Monroe county with 1,312, then Macon county with 1,264. Last year, hunters checked 80,744 deer during opening weekend of the November portion of firearms deer season.


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