Fawntana Wells had a successful Missouri youth deer season outing, bagging this seven-point buck while hunting near Bible Grove.

Fawntana Wells had a successful Missouri youth deer season outing, bagging this seven-point buck while hunting near Bible Grove.

Scotland County youth bag 116 deer, including 76 bucks, during two-day early season October 31st and November 1st.

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) announced that young hunters ages 6 through 15 checked 14,095 deer during Missouri’s early youth portion of the 2015 deer hunting season, which ran October 31 and November 1. Top counties for the early youth portion were Franklin with 338, Osage with 337, and Howell with 288 deer checked. Last year’s harvest total for the early youth portion was 18,091.

In Scotland County, youth hunters checked in 116 deer, including 76 bucks. Clark County youth hunters bagged 114 deer, with harvests of 128 deer in Knox County and 73 deer in Schuyler County.

The total for the firearms deer urban zone portion, which ran October 9 – 12, was 401 with the top three counties being Greene with 106, Jefferson with 57, and St. Charles with 43. The 2014 total for the firearms deer urban zone portion was 599. For the latest deer harvest totals by county and portion, visit the MDC website at extra.mdc.mo.gov/widgets/harvest_table/

Archery deer hunting continues through November 13 and again from November 25 though January 15, 2016.

Gage from Maryland  took this fine 16-point buck as part of the youth season at Robinson Hunts in Scotland County. Fellow Maryland hunter Jacob (right) bagged this nine pointer as well during the youth season hunt with the local outfitter.

Gage from Maryland took this fine 16-point buck as part of the youth season at Robinson Hunts in Scotland County. Fellow Maryland hunter Jacob (below) bagged this nine pointer as well during the youth season hunt with the local outfitter.

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Up next for deer hunting in Missouri is the November portion of firearms deer season, which runs November 14 through 24. That will be followed by the firearms deer antlerless portion running November 25 through December 6. The firearms deer alternative methods portion will run December 19-29 followed by firearms deer late youth portion on January 2-3, 2016.

Get more information on deer hunting in Missouri through MDC’s free 2015 Fall Deer & Turkey Hunting Regulations and Information booklet available where permits are sold, from MDC regional offices and nature centers, and online at mdc.mo.gov.

Rose Whitely harvested this massive 18-point buck while hunting during the youth season in Scotland County.

Rose Whitely harvested this massive 18-point buck while hunting during the youth season in Scotland County.