Urban portion of deer season

Discussion in 'LOCAL MISSOURI TALK' started by bluejay, Oct 16, 2009.

  1. bluejay

    bluejay Well-Known Member

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    Urban deer harvest up 83 percent (w/pic)
    This year's harvest is the fourth-largest in the
    history of the Urban Portion of Firearms Deer Season.
    JEFFERSON CITY-Hunters checked 1,242 deer during the Urban Portion of Missouri's Firearms Deer Season Oct. 9 through 12.
    Boone County led harvest totals with 247 deer checked, followed by St. Charles County with 160. Greene County was third with 139. The harvest consisted of 80 percent does.
    Other county harvest figures were Cass, 89; Christian, 10; Clay, 121; Cole, 39; Franklin, 86; Jackson, 85; Jefferson, 81; Platte, 93; St. Louis, 92.
    This year's Urban Portion deer harvest was nearly double last year's and more than twice the 2007 harvest. Unseasonably warm weather, with daytime highs in the 70s and 80s, probably played a role in holding down deer harvests those years. Deer use less energy in warm weather and are less likely to move around, reducing their visibility.
    Past harvest totals from the urban portion of firearms deer season are 2003, 129; 2004, 2,077; 2005, 1,838; 2006, 1,348; 2007, 554; 2008, 678.
    The Missouri Conservation Commission approved the first urban deer hunt in 2003. The Urban Portion encourages hunters to shoot female deer around the state's main urban centers.
    Controlling deer populations in and around the St. Louis, Kansas City, Springfield and Columbia-Jefferson City areas has been more difficult than in rural areas, where hunting is more common. The growth of deer numbers in those areas resulted in increased frequency of deer-vehicle accidents and damage to landscape plantings and crops. In extreme cases, deer browsing can cause ecological damage.
     
  2. GaryF

    GaryF New Member

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    I bet Kansas harvests that many from Shawnee Mission Park alone :smile2:
     

  3. bluejay

    bluejay Well-Known Member

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    We have areas that are over populated also. The urban hunt is not in the city but mostly county.
     
  4. Catmanblues

    Catmanblues New Member

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    Thanks J.C for the great post an information.
     
  5. Mi11er

    Mi11er New Member

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    Oh no, now those idiots are going to be holding a candle light vigil on the BOC. :wink::smile2: