Record Deer Harvest reported

Missouri’s 2023-2024 deer-hunting season ended on Monday with the Missouri Department of Conservation reporting a preliminary record-setting total deer harvest for the season of 326-thousand-026. According to Jason Isabelle with the Missouri Department Conservation there are several factors that led to the increased harvest numbers….

He said the idea is to slow the growth of the deer population, to reduce damage to vehicles, crops and property. Isabelle said that deer is a good food source…

On average, depending on size one deer contains 40 to 60 pounds of venison.