Youth deer harvest down 3 percent in Missouri

5 years 5 days 9 hours ago Sunday, November 09 2014 Nov 9, 2014 Sunday, November 09, 2014 1:47:00 PM CST November 09, 2014 in News
By: Associated Press

POPLAR BLUFF (AP) - Young Missouri hunters killed 18,091 deer in the first youth weekend deer hunt of the season.

The Daily American Republic in Poplar Bluff says the number marks a 3 percent drop from last year's 18,676. But even with the drop, the harvest was the third-largest since the season was split into two segments in 2008.

The first youth hunt is Nov. 1-2, while the second is Jan. 3-4.

The state Conservation Department says the youth deer hunting season is part of its efforts to recruit new hunters. Hunters must be at least 6 and no older than 15 to participate.

 

 

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