Preliminary data from the Missouri Department of Conservation shows that young hunters ages six through 15 harvested 18 thousand 158 deer during Missouri’s early youth portion of the 2019 deer hunting season this past weekend. Top counties were Osage with 381 deer, Howell with 355, and Franklin with 351. The top local counties were Callaway with 312, and Macon with 260.

Last year’s harvest total for the early youth portion was just over 13 thousand 600.

Archery deer hunting continues through November 15, and resumes November 27 through January 15. The November portion of firearms deer season runs from November 16-26.

Feel free to share you pictures from the youth portion of the deer season on our Facebook page, @centralmoinfo.