Missouri's Urban Deer Harvest Down October 18, 2010


Missouri's Urban Deer Harvest Down  October 18, 2010  Kansas City infoZine  By Jim Low - 

Hunters checked 587 deer during Missouri's four-day urban deerseason, a decrease of 53 percent from last year. 

The Missouri Department of Conservation attributes the decrease to unseasonably warm weather.


YearHarvestHigh temp. (degrees F.)
200312950
20042,07770.5
20051,83862.6
20061,34876
200755485.1
200867877.5
20091,24252.7
201058783.7

Hansen said he also has observed a correlation between temperature and deer harvest on opening weekend of the November firearms deer season. He attributes the phenomenon partly to deer behavior and partly to hunter behavior.


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