Temperatures are expected to be unseasonally warm for deer season, but the Missouri Department of Conservation expects a good harvest.
On average 200,000 deer are killed during the eleven-day deer season.
Bill Heatherly, the Wildlife Programs Supervisor, says that the nice weather might bring more people into the woods which will have a beneficial effect.
The rut, or breeding season, will not be affected by the weather. Larry VanGilder, Wildlife Research Supervisor, says the bucks will still be chasing after the does.
Gilder does recommend to be aware of the temperature after the deer has been killed.
Although the temperatures are different, the Missouri Department of Conservation wants to remind you of one thing that doesn't change...be careful.