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Early data from the Missouri Department of Conservation reports a near-record high for this fall firearms deer season.

Preliminary estimates show that 199,427 deer were harvested from Nov. 10-20, with around half of those being antlered bucks.

The standing record is 204,668 deer harvested over ten days in 2012.

Deer hunting season is estimated to generate around 1 billion dollars in increased revenue for Missouri.

The archery hunting season will be running until January 19th.