Missouri hunting regulations

Missouri Hunting Regulations

The Missouri hunting regulations are really easy to read. They have a broad overview for each permit/license type followed by all the species that fall under that specific permit. If you want more info, simply click on one of the species for more detailed info on that particular hunt. You can find the basic license breakdown below or see the entire list here –┬áhttps://huntfish.mdc.mo.gov/hunting-trapping/permits?field_rel_species_nid=All.

Missouri Hunting License Fees

Resident:

  • Archer’s Permit – $19
  • Archer’s youth permit – $9.50
  • Archery antlerless deer – $7
  • Archery antlerless deer youth – $3.50
  • Conservation order – $5
  • Fall turkey firearm – $13
  • Antlerless deer firearm – $7
  • Any deer firearm – $17
  • Managed deer permit – $17
  • Liftetime conservation partner (hunt and fish) – 0-15 years $550, 16-29 years $800, 30-39 years $700, 40-59 years $600, 60-64 years $70
  • Lifetime small game – 0-15 years $275, 16-29 years $400, 30-39 years $350, 40-59 years $300, 60-64 years $35
  • Migratory bird – $6
  • Trapping – $10
  • Small game hunt and fish – $19
  • Small game hunt – $10
  • Spring turkey – $17
  • White river boarder lakes – $10

Non-resident:

  • Archer’s permit – $225
  • Archery antlerless deer – $25
  • Conservation order – $40
  • Fall turkey firearm – $110
  • Antlerless deer firearm – $25
  • Any deer firearm – $225
  • Managed deer permit – $225
  • Migratory bird – $6
  • Daily small game – $11
  • Furbearer hunting and trapping – $130
  • Small game hunt – $80
  • Spring turkey – $190
  • White river boarder lakes – $10

Missouri Hunting Season Dates

Coyote:

  • Jan 1 – Dec 31 No limits

Turkey:

  • Spring youth – April 7-8
  • Spring – April 16 – May 06
  • Turkey archery – Sept 15 – Nov 9, Nov 21 – Jan 15
  • Turkey fall firearm – Oct 1-31

Small game and bird:

  • Ground hog – May 7 – Dec 15
  • Bull frog and green frog – June 30 – Oct 31
  • Dove – Sept 1 – Nov 29, 15 daily, 45 in possession
  • Pheasant youth – Oct 27-28
  • Pheasant – Nov 1 – Jan 15, 2 males daily, 4 in possession
  • Quail – Nov 1 – Jan 15, 8 daily, 16 in possession

Migratory Bird:

  • Common snipe – Sept 1 – Dec 16, 8 daily, 24 in possession
  • Sora and Virginia rail – Sept 1 – Nov 9, 25 daily, 75 in possession
  • Teal – Sept 8-23, 6 daily, 8 in possession
  • Brant geese – Oct 6-14, Nov 11 – Feb 6
  • Canada Geese – Oct 6-14, Nov 11 – Feb 6
  • Greater white fronted goose – Nov 11 – Feb 6, 2 daily, 6 in possession
  • Light geese – Nov 11 – Feb 6, 20 daily
  • Woodcock – Oct 15 – Nov 28
  • Ducks and coots middle zone – Nov 3-9, Nov 15 – Jan 6
  • Ducks and coots north zone – Nov 3 – Jan 1

Deer:

  • Archery – Sept 15 – Nov 9, Nov 21 – Jan 15
  • Firearm youth – Oct 27-28, Nov 23-25
  • Nov Firearms – Nov 10-20
  • Firearms antlerless – Nov 30 – Dec 2
  • Firearms alternative – Dec 22 – Jan 1

End of the day, there are some monster bucks in this state, great numbers and long seasons. You can work public lands, seek private access and even pursue urban treestand hunts. In addition to deer, Missouri has some great turkey hunting and several specialty youth seasons for deer and turkeys.

Return to hunting regulations for 50 states.