Youth harvest 204 deer in county


Young hunters in Laclede County harvested more than 200 deer during last weekend’s two-day early Youth Season, according to preliminary numbers released Monday by the Missouri Department of Conservation.
Out of the 204 deer killed in Laclede County on Oct. 28 and 29, 112 were antlered bucks, 20 were button bucks and 72 were does.  Last year, hunters harvested 146 deer, according to the MDC’s website.
Overall, youth bagged 17,275 deer over the weekend, including 10,040 antlered bucks, 1,601 button bucks and 5,634 does. The top counties for the short season were Osage with 380, Howell with 377 and Franklin with 354, according to the MDC.
“The increase in harvest during the early youth portion compared to last year is likely due to the excellent weather over the weekend, which was favorable for deer movement,” MDC Deer Biologist Barb Keller said in a media release.

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