Laclede County in top 10 for deer harvested

Photo courtesy of Missouri Department of Conservation

A 10-point buck stands in a field. The Missouri Department of Conservation recently released preliminary numbers from the fall deer hunting seasons. Laclede County placed tenth in number of deer harvested.


Hunters in Laclede County harvested enough deer during the 2017-2018 hunting season to place in the top 10 counties in the state. The county also placed in the top three for the number of turkey bagged during the turkey archery season, according to data released by the Missouri Department of Conservation.
During the various fall deer seasons that just concluded on Jan. 15, 4,094 deer were harvested in Laclede County. Of those, 1,972 were antlered bucks, 438 were button bucks and 1,684 were does, the MDC data says.
Overall, hunters killed 283,940 deer during the 2017-2018 hunting season, including 135,891 antlered bucks, 30,538 button bucks and 117,511 does. The number of deer harvested was up my slightly more than 20,000 from the 2016-2017 season, according to the data.

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