Final Missouri Deer Hunting Harvest Numbers Best Last Seasons’ Numbers

(Farmington) Missouri’s 2022-2023 deer-hunting season ended Sunday with the Missouri Department of Conservation reporting a preliminary total harvest at 299,721.

140,736 were antlered bucks, 27,029 were button bucks and 131,956 were does.

Top harvest counties for the overall deer season were Franklin with 6,471 deer harvested, Callaway had 5,438 and Jefferson County was third with 4,966 deer killed.

Hunters harvested around 4,600 less deer during the 2021-2022 deer hunting season.

The M.D.C. reported two firearms-related hunting incidents during deer and turkey season with both being non-fatal and being self-inflicted.