Deer hunters who are not familiar to southeast Missouri, be aware, not every piece of land is a part of the Mark Twain National Forest.
Private property borders many of the different sections of the Mark Twain according to Potosi/Fredericktown District Forest Ranger Becky Ewing.
Ewing says there’s an app which will keep you out of trouble and off of private property.
The Missouri Department of Conservation says hunters in Missouri harvested 88,843 deer during the opening weekend.
51,086 were antlered bucks.
Top harvest counties so far are Franklin with 2,078 deer checked, Texas with 1,931 and Callaway with 1,735.
Last year, hunters checked 99,470 deer during the opening weekend.
Firearms deer seasons continues through November 26th.