Deer Forecast 2002
New this season is an any-deer license that can be used statewide. Also, the January antlerless-only hunt will be moved to December in an effort to expand harvest and prevent the shooting of bucks that have shed their antlers. Biologist Lonnie Hansen points trophy hunters to the largely private northern counties or to managed deer hunts held in parks, refuges and military facilities. Illinois, Iowa and Kansas residents will pay an extra $25 when they purchase a $145 out-of-state Missouri deer tag.
Contact: MDC (573-882-9880; www.conservation.state.mo.us).