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Missouri Hunting Seasons

We set out to create the most simplified guide to Missouri hunting seasons for 2021-2022.

Want to find out season dates, learn about regulations and bag limits, understand license requirements, and get access helpful links?

Then you’ll love the info outlined in today’s guide. Let’s dive right in.

Missouri Hunting Seasons

Missouri Hunting Season Dates

Missouri offers some decent whitetail deer hunting throughout its woods and prairies.

Be sure to check the antler restrictions for the specific area you're hunting because then can vary across the state.

Missouri Deer Seasons

Youth Firearms: October 30, 2021 - October 31, 2021 and November 26, 2021 - November 28, 2021

Antlerless Firearms: December 4, 2021 - December 12, 2021

Firearms, Alternative Methods: December 25, 2021 - January 4, 2022

Firearms, November Portion: November 13, 2021 - November 23, 2021

Archery: September 15, 202 - November 12, 2021 and November 24, 2021 - January 15, 2022

Missouri Wild Turkey Seasons

Fall Firearms: October 1, 2021 - October 31, 2021

Fall Archery: September 15, 2021 - November 12, 2021 and November 24, 2021 - January 15, 2022

Spring Youth Hunt: April 10, 2022 - April 11, 2022

Spring General Season: April 19, 2022 - May 9, 2022

Missouri Small Game Seasons

Squirrel: May 22, 2022 - February 15, 2022

Groundhog: May 10, 2022 - December 15, 2022

Coyote: January 1, 2022 - December 31, 2022

Crow: November 1, 2021 - March 3, 2022

Dove: September 1, 2021 - November 29, 2021

Fox: November 15, 2021 - January 31, 2022

Opossum: November 15, 2021 - January 31, 2022

Pheasant: November 1, 2021 - January 15, 2022

Quail: November 10, 2021 - January 15, 2022

Woodcock: October 15, 2021 - November 28, 2021

Sora and Virginia Rail: September 1, 2021 - November 9, 2021

Missouri Hunting Zones

See the map below for a breakdown of Missouri's hunting zones:

Missouri Bag Limits

Bag limits and antler restrictions can be confusing in Missouri, please visit the official state site to find your zone specific details.

Missouri Hunting License

PermitResidentNonresident
Archer’s Permit$19.00$265
Firearm Antlerless Permit$7.00$25.00
Firearm Any Permit$17.00$265.00
Archery Antlerless Permit$7.00$25.00

Missouri Hunting Regulations

Hunters must wear orange.

Helpful Resources

Official State Site: https://mdc.mo.gov/wildlife

FAQs
What group sets hunting regulations in Missouri?

The Conservation Commission is the group that sets the hunting regulations in the state of Missouri.



What animals can you hunt in Missouri?

In Missouri you can hunt deer, turkey, coyote, bobcat, fox, pheasant, quail, duck, goose, dove and elk.

When is turkey hunting season in Missouri?

Early fall archery turkey season starts September 15, 2021 in Missouri.

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