A hunter brought home a deer two for one during archery season.
Mike Lewis was bowhunting in Nodaway County, in the northwest corner of Missouri, when he shot an antler buck that had its own accessory attached – an antler skull.
“The harvested (Lewis) deer still had another deer’s skull and antlers locked in its rack,” according to the Missouri Department of Conservation’s social media post in early November.
Lewis contacted County Officer Kris Smith about legal possession of the skull and additional antlers and was approved.
Archery season continues until January 15, 2023. Hunting licenses cover two deer of both sexes. Only one deer with antlers can be taken before November 12.
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Hunters may purchase and complete any number of antlerless deer permits for archery in all counties except Dunklin, Mississippi, New Madrid, and Pemiscot counties.
According to the MDC, you can only take two antler deer during the archery and firearm hunting seasons.
Sara Karnes is an outdoor reporter with the Springfield News-Leader. Follow his adventures on Twitter and Instagram @Sara_Karnes. Do you have a story to tell? Email him at email@example.com.
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