The late portion of Missouri’s youth season was last weekend

Ethan Donley shot this 10-point buck while hunting with his Grandpa Paul Tucker on his Grandpa Dan Donley’s farm in Thornfield.

Jaxon Donley shot this 7-point buck while hunting with his dad, Joe Donley, on his Grandpa Dan Donley’s farm in Thornfield.

Quinton Donley shot this 8-point buck while hunting on his Grandpa Dan Donley’s farm in Thornfield.

Eli Pearson of Ava shot this 7-pointer while hunting Sunday morning near Thornfield with his Grandpa Robert “Pete” Pearson.

Josh Scrum, 13, of Maryville, Illinois, shot this 8-point buck Saturday morning while hunting with family friend Kelly Green in the Theodosia area.

Silvana Sherrill, 10, killed her first deer, a 5-point buck, on Saturday of youth season while hunting on the Walker farm south of Gainesville.

Evan Smith,14, of Dora, pictured here with his dad, Jeff Smith, shot this 10-point buck while hunting on the family farm.

Young hunters ages 6 to 15 took 50 additional deer (25 bucks, 2 button bucks and 23 does) over the three-day youth-specific late deer season. That makd a total of  218 deer killed during youth seasons this year when paired with the 168 deer killed during the early youth season Oct. 28-29. 

Statewide, youth killed a total of 3,056 additional deer during the late youth season. 

Youth in next door Howell County killed a total of 69 deer (21 bucks, 14 button bucks and 34 does) during the late session. Douglas County had 71 additional deer harvested by youth, and youth from Taney County killed 37 deer.

Archery deer season is currently open through Jan. 15, 2018. Ozark County will also have a new antlerless portion of firearms deer season that will run Dec. 1-3. The alternative methods season will be held Dec. 23 through Jan. 2, 2018. 

For more information on Missouri hunting seasons or regulations visit the Missouri Department of Conservation website at 

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