The Northwest Missouri Sportsman’s Club (NMSC) sponsored a virtual check station for youth deer season. This year’s check station was done via Facebook at Young hunters simply uploaded a picture of their harvested deer along with the name of the hunter. The entries were reposted to the NMSC Facebook page for all of their our followers to see. Every hunter who submitted a picture/info was entered for a prize drawing. The winner of the a270 rifle was Trenton Wallace.

There were nine youth hunters who checked in deer this year via NMSC Facebook.

Austin Wallace, Rock Port

Braiden Wennihan, Tarkio

Corbin Wallace, Rock Port

Trenton Wallace, Rock Port

Knox Oswald, Fairfax

Carter Wennihan, Tarkio

Camron Felts, Holt County

Jadyn Geib, Rock Port

Ryzer Hale, Rock Port

Young deer hunters harvest 13,500+ during early youth portion

Top counties for the early youth hunt were Howell with 350, Osage with 316, and Franklin with 263.

Preliminary data from the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) shows that young hunters ages 6 through 15 harvested 13,560 deer during Missouri’s early youth portion of the 2018 deer hunting season, which ran Oct. 27-28. Top counties for the early youth portion were Howell with 350, Osage with 316, and Franklin with 263 deer checked. Last year’s harvest total for the early youth portion was 17,412.

“Warm temperatures and gusty winds this weekend presented much more challenging hunting conditions compared to last year, but Missouri’s youth still pulled off a respectable harvest,” said MDC Cervid Program Supervisor Barb Keller.

For the latest deer harvest totals by county and portion, visit MDC’s website at

Archery deer hunting continues through Nov. 9 and again from Nov. 21 through Jan. 15, 2019. Up next for deer hunting in Missouri is the November portion of firearms deer season, which runs Nov. 10-20. That will be followed by the late youth portion of firearms deer season on Nov. 23-25. The antlerless portion of firearms deer season runs Nov. 30-Dec. 2. Lastly the alternative methods portion will run Dec. 22- Jan. 1, 2019.

Get more information on deer hunting in Missouri through MDC’s free 2018 Fall Deer & Turkey Hunting Regulations and Information booklet available where permits are sold, from MDC regional offices and nature centers, and online at