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Managed deer hunt info online July 1

Nearly 6,000 deer hunters will have a chance to participate in more than 100 managed hunts through the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) from mid-September through January. Hunters can apply online for these managed deer hunts beginning July 1 through Aug. 15
MDC holds an electronic drawing to determine who gets to participate in managed deer [...]

Alternate methods deer hunt bags 14,921 deer this year

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Hunters harvested 14,921 deer during the statewide alternative methods portion of the fall 2012 firearms deer season, which ran Dec. 15 through Dec. 25. Top counties were: Oregon with 320, Franklin with 300, and Howell with 298.
Hunters shot 15,238 deer during this portion in 2011, and the record harvest under this [...]

190,089 deer checked: MDC says hunt supports 11,000 jobs

JEFFERSON CITY–Hunters checked 190,089 deer during Missouri’s 11-day November firearms deer hunt, slightly surpassing last year’s figure despite a slow start on opening weekend.
Extremely windy weather, combined with reduced deer populations in some areas, dropped the opening-weekend harvest 10,000 below the 2010 figure. Hunters persevered, however, and more than made up lost ground in the [...]

188,205 deer taken in Nov. firearms season

Missouri’s 2010 November portion of the firearms deer season ended Nov. 23 with 188,205 deer checked, slightly down from the 193,155 total in 2009.
Top counties were Benton with 3,390 deer checked, Howell with 3,246 and Macon with 3,195. In 2009 top counties werTexas with 4,372 deer checked, Howell with 3,871 and Benton with [...]

Youth deer hunt 2009-10 largest ever

Wind blew, snow flew, and the mercury dropped to bone-chilling depths during the late portion of Missouri’s youth deer hunting season. But in spite of beastly weather, young hunters managed to check nearly as many deer as they did
during the same period last year, bringing Missouri’s youth deer harvest to its
highest level ever.
Hunters age 6 [...]

Successful Stationary Hunt at Clearwater

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Clearwater Lake recently hosted a deer hunt for non-ambulatory hunters Nov. 7 and 8 in the Watchable Wildlife Area on Clearwater Lake.
This was the seventh year for this hunt that helps to thin out the increasingly overpopulated deer herd that resides in the Watchable Wildlife Area. This [...]