2017 Missouri Archery Deer Hunting Survey Results

Date Published: 

Wednesday, January 16, 2019


  • Kevyn Wiskirchen

Paper Summary/Abstract: 

Some findings from the 2017 Missouri Archery Deer Hunting Survey include:
• 5% more archers used crossbow in 2017 compared to 2016, and 5% fewer archers used compound bow; suggests archers may be switching methods.
• Most archers believe there are about the right number (57.7%) or too few (33.8%) deer in the area they hunt most.
• Most (69.9%) archers believe CWD is a threat to Missouri’s deer population.
• Compound bow hunters have a slightly lower success rate and slightly higher wounding rate compared to crossbow hunters.
• Estimated trips/archery kill ranged from 5.7 - 7.9 prior to the November firearm portion and increased to 12.3 - 15.9 following the November firearm portion.

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