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Missouri

Everything you need to plan your hunting trips, from maps to regulations and beyond.

Overview

Known For

Well managed whitetail deer population

Terrain

Fertile prairie land, tall grass prairies, and scattered woodlands with flowing rivers and streams

Hunting Seasons

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Season Start Date End Date
Bear
Bear
You are required to call 800-668-4045 to determine the daily season quota/closure status prior to hunting each day.
Oct 17, 2022 Oct 26, 2022
Bobcat
Bobcat – Hunting/Trapping
Bobcat pelts must be registered or tagged. Any limit.
Nov 15, 2022 Feb 28, 2023
Coyote
Coyote – Hunting
No hunting during daylight hours from April 1-19, 2020. No limit
Jan 1, 2022 Dec 31, 2022
Coyote
Coyote – Trapping
No limits. Extended trapping season on private land from March 1 to April 14. Only foot-hold traps, foot-enclosing traps, and cage-type traps may be used.
Nov 15, 2022 Feb 28, 2023
Deer
Deer – Early Archery
Two deer of either sex. Only one antlered deer may be taken before November 14. Hunters may purchase and fill any number of archery antlerless deer hunting permits in open counties.
Sep 15, 2022 Nov 11, 2022
Deer
Deer – Early Youth Firearm
To participate, you must be at least 6 and no older than 15 on the opening day of the early youth portion
Oct 29, 2022 Oct 30, 2022
Deer
Deer – Firearm (November Portion)
An antler-point restriction applies in some counties. If you harvest a deer from certain counties in the CWD Management Zone during the opening weekend, November 16-17, you must take your deer to a designated CWD sampling station.
Nov 12, 2022 Nov 22, 2022
Deer
Deer – Late Archery
Two deer of either sex. Only one antlered deer may be taken before November 14. Hunters may purchase and fill any number of archery antlerless deer hunting permits in open counties.
Nov 23, 2022 Jan 15, 2023
Deer
Deer – Late Youth Firearm
To participate, you must be at least 6 and no older than 15 on the opening day of the early youth portion
Nov 25, 2022 Nov 27, 2022
Deer
Deer – Antlerless
Some counties closed to the antlerless firearm season. Please check regulations.
Dec 3, 2022 Dec 11, 2022
Deer
Deer – Alternative Methods
The season limit is one antlered deer for all portions of the firearms deer season. An antler-point restriction applies in some counties.
Dec 24, 2022 Jan 3, 2023
Dove
Dove
Daily limit: 15, Possession limit: 45
Sep 1, 2022 Nov 29, 2022
Duck
Duck – Early Teal
Daily bag limit: 6 You may hunt blue-winged teal, green-winged teal, and cinnamon teal. Northern shoveler, northern pintail, and wood ducks have similarly colored plumage but are illegal to hunt during this season.
Sep 10, 2022 Sep 25, 2022
Duck
Duck – Youth 1
Middle & North Zone.
Oct 22, 2022 Oct 23, 2022
Duck
Duck – North Zone
Regular Season
Oct 29, 2022 Dec 27, 2022
Duck
Duck – Early season (Middle Zone)
First Season
Nov 5, 2022 Nov 13, 2022
Duck
Duck – Late season (Middle Zone)
Second Season
Nov 19, 2022 Jan 8, 2023
Duck
Duck – Youth 2
South Zone.
Nov 19, 2022 Nov 20, 2022
Duck
Duck – Early season (South Zone)
First Season
Nov 24, 2022 Nov 27, 2022
Duck
Duck – Late season (South Zone)
Second Season
Dec 6, 2022 Jan 30, 2023
Elk
Elk – Archery
Those selected to receive a permit may take one (1) elk with at least one (1) antler no less than 6” in length. Antlered Elk Hunting permits can be used during both the archery and firearms portions of the elk hunting season.
Oct 15, 2022 Oct 23, 2022
Elk
Elk – Firearms
Those selected to receive a permit may take one (1) elk with at least one (1) antler no less than 6” in length. Antlered Elk Hunting Permits can be used during both the archery and firearms portions of the elk hunting season.
Dec 10, 2022 Dec 18, 2022
Fox
Fox
No limit
Nov 15, 2022 Jan 31, 2023
Goose
Goose – Early season
Brant and Canadian Geese
Oct 1, 2022 Oct 9, 2022
Goose
Goose – Youth 1
Middle & North Zone.
Oct 22, 2022 Oct 23, 2022
Goose
Goose – Light Geese
Hunting is limited to snow geese, blue geese, and Ross’s geese.
Nov 11, 2022 Feb 6, 2023
Goose
Goose – Late season
Brant, Light, Greater White-fronted, and Canadian Geese
Nov 11, 2022 Feb 6, 2023
Goose
Goose – Youth 2
South Zone.
Nov 19, 2022 Nov 20, 2022
Goose
Goose – Light Goose
Light Goose Conservation order
Feb 7, 2023 Apr 30, 2023
Pheasant
Pheasant (Youth)
Only male pheasants may be taken. Daily limit: 2 male pheasants
Oct 29, 2022 Oct 30, 2022
Pheasant
Pheasant
Only male pheasants may be taken. Daily limit: 2 male pheasants
Nov 1, 2022 Jan 15, 2023
Quail Game Type
Quail (Youth)
Daily limit: 8
Oct 29, 2022 Oct 30, 2022
Quail Game Type
Quail
Daily limit: 8
Nov 1, 2022 Jan 15, 2023
Turkey Game Type
Turkey – Spring (Youth)
Youth hunters eligible are of the age 6-15 on opening day.
Apr 9, 2022 Apr 10, 2022
Turkey Game Type
Turkey – Spring Regular
Two male turkeys or turkeys with a visible beard may be taken during the season, with addition restrictions.
Apr 18, 2022 May 8, 2022
Turkey Game Type
Turkey – Early Fall archery
Sep 15, 2022 Nov 11, 2022
Turkey Game Type
Turkey – Fall Firearm
For specific counties only. See fall deer and turkey hunting regulations.
Oct 1, 2022 Oct 31, 2022
Turkey Game Type
Turkey – Late Fall Archery
Nov 23, 2022 Jan 15, 2023

Licenses, Permits and Regulations

Hunting licenses, permits and regulations can be purchased on the official web site of Missouri Department of Conservation.

Hunting GPS Maps

Missouri Hunting Map Layers App Overview Increase success as you layer Forest Service, conservation areas, private property and more over aerial imagery, and topographic basemaps, for the most accurate map on mobile device and desktop. See invisible property lines and seek permission with detailed private and government property boundaries and ownership names. View trails, roads […]

Wildlife Management Areas

Hunting Layers

MO Private Lands Preview

MO Private Lands

Over 2,700,000 parcels mapped by the onX team, this layer helps you know who the property owners are in Missouri. Tap any parcel to learn more info about the owner and acreage.

MO Gov Lands Preview

MO Gov Lands

onX has the most accurate public lands maps with over 3,500,000 acres in Missouri to help you plan your next adventure. Tap any public land parcel to learn more.

SUBLAYERS (5) Expand Sublayers
MO GMUs Thumbnail

MO GMUs

Missouri Deer Firearm and Deer Archery Game Management Units. Please hunt responsibly, obey all signage and have a safe legal hunt.

Includes 5 Sublayers

  • Deer (Archery)
  • Deer (Firearms)
  • Deer (Antlerless Portion)
  • Elk
  • Black Bear
MO Possible Access Preview

MO Possible Access

onX has mapped 150,000 acres of possible access lands in Missouri including timber companies and land conservation groups. Research rules on these private lands before recreating.

MO Recreational Access Program Preview

MO Recreational Access Program

Missouri Recreational Access Program. Please hunt responsibly, obey all signage and have a safe legal hunt.


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