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MDC Releases November Deer Harvest Numbers

Larry Smith

Hunters in Missouri killed nearly 190,000 deer during the November firearms season.  Preliminary data from the MO Department of Conservation say top harvest counties were Texas with 4,544 deer checked, Howell with 4,046 and Franklin with 3707.

Last year, hunters checked 166,383 deer during the November portion. 

MDC biologists attribute the increase this year to good weather and plenty of deer activity.

There were five firearms-related hunting incidents this year.  They all involved self-inflicted firearm wounds and occurred in Butler, Franklin, Newton and Howard Counties.