User Login    
 + Register
PDQ Cleaning
News : Urban deer harvest beats 10 year average
Posted by John on 2012/10/14 10:10:00 (334 reads) News by the same author

Cool weather boosted harvest numbers in Missouriís four urban deer hunting zones.


Hunters checked 1,108 deer during Missouriís four-day urban firearms deer hunt, nearly double last yearís urban deer harvest and a little above the 10-year average for the urban hunt.
All or parts of 12 counties are included in urban deer zones around Kansas City, St. Louis, Springfield and the Columbia-Jefferson City area. Boone County led harvest totals with 186 deer checked, followed by Greene with 165 deer checked and St. Charles with 151. Other county harvest totals were: Jefferson, 105; Cass, 94; Franklin, 92; St. Louis, 90; Jackson, 72; Cole, 71; Clay, 60; and Christian and Platte, 11 each.
The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) instituted the urban hunt in 2003 to provide better control of deer numbers in and around human population centers. Hunters are allowed to take only antlerless deer during the urban hunt.
In the 10 years the urban season has been offered, hunters have checked an average of 997 deer per year. The smallest urban deer harvest, 129, occurred the first year. MDC expanded the urban hunt to four days in 2004, which saw the largest harvest, 2,077.
Urban season harvests tend to be larger when temperatures are lower. This is partly because deer are more active in cool weather and partly because more hunters take part in the season when the weather is cool.
Missouriís firearms deer season consists of six portions, comprising 42 days of hunting. Upcoming portions include the early youth portion (Nov. 3-4), the regular November portion (Nov. 10-20), the antlerless portion (Nov. 21-Dec. 2), the alternative methods portion (Dec. 15-25) and the late youth portion (Dec. 29-30). Missouriís archery deer season runs from Sept. 15 through Nov. 9 and Nov. 21 through Jan. 15. Details of deer-hunting regulations are contained in the 2012 Fall Deer & Turkey Hunting Regulations and Information booklet, which is available from permit vendors and MDC offices statewide. The booklet also is available at mdc.mo.gov/node/3656/.
White-tailed deer are a vital part of Missouriís hunting heritage and local economies. More than 506,000 Missourians hunt deer. Each year, deer hunting supports 11,000 jobs and adds more than $1 billion to Missouri economy.
For more information about deer management in Missouri, visit mdc.mo.gov/node/3347

Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend Create a PDF from the article


Other articles
2014/4/23 11:40:00 - Former THS Golfer Finishes Collegiate Career
2014/4/23 11:34:30 - KC Chiefs Re-Sign WR Williams
2014/4/23 11:20:00 - Mizzou Caravan Visiting Northwestern H.S. (Mendon) On April 30th
2014/4/23 10:40:00 - TMS Boys Track Wins Team Title At C.F. Russell Stadium
2014/4/23 10:10:00 - Chillicothe Hornets Sweep Team Titles at Cameron Invitational
2014/4/23 9:50:00 - Hornets Tip Trenton In Tight Tennis Duel
2014/4/23 9:45:47 - Police Stop Swerving Pickup, Find 13-Year Old Boy Driving Drunk Dad Home
2014/4/23 9:22:54 - Dr. G Discusses Bed Wetting
2014/4/23 8:32:08 - Trenton Out-Shoots Chillicothe In Riverside CC Duel
2014/4/23 8:10:00 - Gallatin Girls, Maysville Boys Win Tiger Relays
2014/4/23 6:47:15 - Mom Bites Off Ear Of Dog Attacking 2-Year Old Daughter
2014/4/23 4:45:03 - NCMC To Prepare For Tight Budget
2014/4/23 4:40:08 - Children's Mercy Hospital Adopts No Hitting Policy
2014/4/23 4:35:26 - Woman Allegedly Sells Heroin From Hospital Bed
2014/4/23 4:31:08 - Police: Newborn Found Alive In In Trash Can; Mom Arrested
2014/4/23 4:26:11 - Rape Charges Added In 10 Year Old Hailey Owens Death
2014/4/23 4:20:18 - Missouri House Panel To Consider Impeaching Governor
2014/4/23 4:16:05 - Internet TV Case: Judges Are Skeptical, Yet Concerned
2014/4/23 4:09:59 - Soldier Faces Hearing In Killings Of Iraqi Teens
2014/4/23 4:07:19 - Missouri Executes William Rousan For 1993 Farm Murders
2014/4/23 2:00:00 - MSSA Announces 2013-2014 All-State Basketball Team
2014/4/22 10:48:41 - Mizzou Quarterback Announces Intention To Transfer
2014/4/22 10:45:50 - Two Arrested In Grundy County On Warrants
2014/4/22 10:38:42 - Trenton's Barron Wins 800 Meters At Lawson Meet
2014/4/22 10:32:48 - LeBlond Tennis Improves To 9-1, Defeating Trenton
2014/4/22 10:22:59 - LeBlond Wins MEC Team, Individual Golf Titles
2014/4/22 10:10:00 - Trenton Native Shoots Second Best Ever Score At Drake University
2014/4/22 10:06:48 - Trenton JV Golf Finishes Runner-Up At Macon Tournament
2014/4/22 9:57:26 - NCMC Announces Speaker For Commencement Ceremony
2014/4/22 9:26:34 - City Of Chillicothe Receives Grant



Bookmark this article at these sites

                   

Advertisement
Click to see original Image in a new window
Listen to KTTN-FM