MDC reports 14,555 deer taken during alternative-methods portion

Top harvest counties were Franklin, Callaway, and Osage.

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Preliminary data from the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) shows that deer hunters in Missouri harvested 14,555 deer during the alternative-methods portion of the firearms deer season, Dec. 26 – Jan. 5. Top harvest counties were Franklin with 318 deer harvested, Callaway with 317, and Osage with 298.

The harvest total for last year’s alternative-methods portion was 12,024.

The archery deer and turkey season runs through Jan. 15.