Missouri 2011-2012 Deer Season Numbers Up but Overall Down

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239,000 deer were tagged during Missouri's 2011-2012 firearm season reports the Conservation Department. This number is up around 7,000 more than last year's season. However when looking at the 10 year average this number is around 13,000 short.

Deer population growth patterns vary throughout the state. In Central and Northern Missouri the deer population is declining, while southern Missouri is showing slow population growth. One can only wait and see if the decline will change next year's management plan. From KSPR33.com.