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Deer Hunt Numbers Down Over 20,000

(Farmington) The Missouri Department of Conservation says deer hunters harvested 178,936 deer during the fall firearms deer season.

91,420 were antlered bucks, 17,237 were button bucks and 70,279 were does.

Top harvest counties were Franklin with 4,008, Texas with 3,734 and Callaway with 3,369.

Last year hunters checked 200,738 deer.

The MDC reported six firearms-related hunting incidents during firearms season with four being self-inflicted, one non-fatal incident involving a shooter and victim and one fatal incident involving a shooter and victim.

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