Archery deer hunting continues statewide through Jan. 15.

Preliminary data from the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) shows that deer hunters in Missouri harvested 12,002 deer during the alternative-methods portion of the fall firearms deer season, which ran Dec. 28 - Jan. 7.

According to a press release, top harvest counties were Callaway with 315 deer harvested, Franklin with 297 and Pike with 261.

The harvest total for last season’s alternative-methods portion was 12,109.

For current ongoing preliminary harvest totals by season, county, and type of deer, visit the MDC website at extra.mdc.mo.gov/widgets/harvest_table/ .

Archery deer hunting continues statewide through Jan. 15.