When Does Rifle Season For Deer Start In Missouri?
- Dennis Hart
Dates of the Season (2022): – The dates for the archery season are September 15th to November 11th and then November 23rd to January 15th. The week of November 12 through the 22 is the prime guns season. Season for alternative ways runs from the 24th of December to the 3rd of January.
What county in Missouri has the most deer?
MISSOURI − The 2021-2022 deer hunting season in Missouri came to a close on January 15, and the Missouri Department of Conservation stated that more than 290,000 deer were taken throughout the season. According to the MDC, out of the total population, 143,049 were antlered bucks, 26,599 were button bucks, and 124,022 were does.
According to a statement made by MDC Cervid Program Supervisor Jason Isabelle in a press release, “the harvest amount for this year was slightly behind last year’s milestone and around 3% over the prior five-year average.” Since around eight years ago, there has been a general upward trend in the number of deer that are harvested across the state.
The number of harvests in Franklin County was the most in the state with 6,392, followed by the number of harvests in Texas County with 5,478 and Callaway County with 5,452. Hunters in Boone County harvested 3,300 deer, while hunters in Cole County brought in 1,833 and hunters in Cooper County brought in 2,206.
Isabelle reported that “the deer population has continued to increase across much of southern Missouri” at the same time that “we’ve seen a population recovery in most of the counties impacted by the severe hemorrhagic disease outbreak that occurred in 2012.” In 2012, a severe hemorrhagic disease outbreak occurred in Missouri.
According to the MDC, there were four occurrences involving weapons and hunting that took place during deer season. All of the injuries were self-inflicted, and one of them was fatal.
What part of Missouri has the biggest bucks?
(Released in an Edited Form) – Jefferson City, Missouri The deer hunting season for the 2020-2021 calendar year in Missouri came to an end on January 15. According to a preliminary estimate from the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC), the state’s overall deer harvest for the season was 296,516.
- The early estimate for the overall number of deer harvested in Missouri during the 2019-20 hunting season was 285,483.
- The sum during this harvest season represented an increase in harvest of about 4%.
- According to the estimates provided by the MDC, there were 127,461 does, 28,587 button bucks, and 140,468 antlered bucks among the deer that were taken during the 2020-21 season.
The counties of Franklin, Howell, and Callaway had the highest total number of deer taken during the hunting season overall, with 5,786, 5,367, and 4,989, respectively. During the deer hunting season that took place in 2019-2020, hunters were successful in taking a total of 285,873 deer, of which 134,092 were antlered bucks, 27,970 were button bucks, and 123,811 were does.
According to MDC Cervid Program Supervisor Jason Isabelle, “even though harvest was down slightly during the November portion of firearms deer season, when most of the deer harvest occurs, increases in most of the other season portions contributed to about a four-percent increase in this year’s total deer harvest over that of last year.” The higher harvest may mostly be attributed to the rising number of deer that can be found throughout a vast portion of the state.
The conclusion of the archery season signaled the end of the deer hunting season. The preliminary findings from the Michigan Department of Conservation indicated that hunters checked 67,180 deer during the archery deer season in 2020-2021. The number of deer taken with an archery bow in Jefferson County was 1,630, followed by Saint Louis County with 1,384 and Franklin County with 1,315.
During the archery deer season for 2019-2020, there were 61,407 deer checked by hunters. Click this link for the preliminary deer harvest totals broken down by season, county, and species of deer. To read a summary of the annual deer harvest from a prior year, CLICK HERE. Please send an email to [email protected] if you see an error or would want to submit a correction.
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