Deer population numbers continues to decline in Missouri, drop not so steep in Kansas

October 19, 2014 3:43 PM

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KANSAS CITY, Missouri — Missouri wildlife officials and deer hunters agree on one thing — something has to be done to reverse a continuing drop in deer population in the state.

The Department of Conservation reports Missouri hunters took 251,924 whitetail deer during last hunting season, the lowest total in a decade. In response, the state said hunters in some counties could take only one deer, rather than an unlimited number, during firearms season in the spring.

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