County deer hunters bagged over 500 deer more this year than last year, according to the Missouri Department of Conservation tallies.
Daviess County deer totaled 2,770 with 1,099 antlered bucks, 367 button bucks, and 1,304 does.
Totals for counties surrounding Daviess were Caldwell 1,650; DeKalb 1,541; Gentry 1,840; Grundy 1,745; and Livingston 2,152.
Statewide totals were 250,075 with 95,971 antlered bucks, 34,908 button bucks and 119,196 does. That is an