Young Lincoln County hunters brought down 282 deer in the early youth portion for the season.

Preliminary data from the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) shows that young hunters ages 6 through 15 harvested 185 bucks, 21 button bucks and 76 does during Missouri’s early youth portion of the 2019 deer hunting season, Nov. 2 and 3. 

In Missouri, 18,158 deer were hunted, with the top counties being Osage, with young hunters harvesting 381 deer; Howell with 355 and Franklin with 351.

Get more information on early youth portion harvest results at

Last year’s harvest total for the early youth portion was 13,645. Get more information on past-season deer harvests at

"We had great weekend weather for deer hunting," said MDC Deer Biologist Kevyn Wiskirchen. "It was chilly, but not freezing, which is good for deer movement.”

Archery deer hunting continues through Nov. 15 and resumes Nov. 27 through Jan. 15, 2020. 

The November portion of firearms deer season runs Nov. 16-26 followed by the late youth portion Nov. 29 through Dec. 1. The antlerless portion of firearms deer season runs Dec. 6-8 followed by the alternative methods portion Dec. 28- Jan. 7, 2020. 

Get more information about deer hunting from MDC’s 2019 Fall Deer & Turkey Hunting Regulations and Information booklet, available where hunting permits are sold and online at


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