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Missouri Firearms Deer Season is a Wrap

(Farmington) The Missouri Department of Conservation says deer hunters in Missouri harvested 176,604 deer during the firearms season which ended Tuesday.

95,654 were antlered bucks, 16,045 were button bucks and 64,905 were does.

Top harvest counties were Howell with 3,496 deer harvested, Franklin with 3,409 and Texas County had 3,374.

Last year, hunters checked about 33-hundred more deer.

For a more in depth look at the numbers, you can go to

There were three firearms-related hunting incidents during the firearms season, where three hunters in southwest Missouri accidentally shot themselves.

None of the incidents were fatal. Archery season resumed today and goes through January 15th.

The late youth hunt runs this Friday through Sunday.

The antlerless season is December 4th through 6th and the alternative methods deer season is December 26th through January 5th.

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