Hunters take 15,139 anterless deer

Posted December 13, 2012 at 11:05 am

During the Missouri firearms antlerless deer season Nov. 21 – Dec. 2, hunters took 15,139 deer – 170 antlered bucks, 3,215 button bucks and 11,754 does.

The high counties in the state were Camden – 553, Benton – 518 and Callaway – 491.

In this area, hunters in Cedar County took 226 deer – two antlered bucks, 40 button bucks and 184 does.

In Vernon County, hunters checked 203 animals – 49 button bucks and 154 does.

In St. Clair County, the total was 322 – one antlered buck, 61 button bucks and 260 does.