Hunting Seasons

Dates

May
11
2015
to Mar
31
2016

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Coyote

Hunting & Trapping

Dates

May
23
2015
to Feb
15
2016

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Squirrel

Hunting & Trapping

Dates

Oct
01
2015
to Feb
15
2016

Hours

Sunrise to sunset

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Rabbit

Hunting & Trapping

Dates

Nov
01
2015
to Mar
03
2016

Hours

One-half hour before sunrise to sunset

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Crow

Hunting

Dates

Nov
15
2015
to Mar
31
2016

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Beaver

Trapping

Dates

Nov
15
2015
to Feb
20
2016

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Otter

Trapping

Muskrat

Trapping

Dates

Feb
01
2016
to Apr
30
2016

Hours

One-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset

Notes

Hunting is limited to snow geese, blue geese, and Ross's geese.

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Canada goose swimming

Goose

Hunting

Waterfowl

Dates

Apr
09
2016
to Apr
10
2016

Hours

One-half hour before sunrise to sunset

Notes

Youth hunters who are age 6-15 on opening day may hunt.

Youth may also hunt during the regular Spring Turkey season.

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Turkey

Turkey

Hunting

Dates

Apr
18
2016
to May
08
2016

Hours

One-half hour before sunrise to 1 p.m.

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Turkey

Turkey

Hunting

Dates

Sep
15
2016
to Nov
11
2016
Nov
23
2016
to Jan
15
2017

Hours

One-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset

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Turkey

Turkey

Hunting

Dates

Sep
15
2016
to Nov
11
2016
Nov
23
2016
to Jan
15
2017

Hours

One-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset

Notes

An antler-point restriction applies in some counties.

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Deer

Hunting

Dates

Oct
01
2016
to Oct
31
2016

Hours

One-half hour before sunrise to sunset

Notes

Fall firearms turkey hunting is not permitted in Dunklin, McDonald, Mississippi, New Madrid, Newton, Pemiscot, and Scott counties.

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Turkey

Turkey

Hunting

Dates

Oct
29
2016
to Oct
30
2016
Nov
25
2016
to Nov
27
2016

Hours

One-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset

Notes

The antler-point restriction does not apply during the youth portions of the deer season.

To participate, you must be at least 6 and no older than 15 on the opening day of the early youth portion.

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Deer

Hunting

Dates

Nov
12
2016
to Nov
22
2016

Hours

One-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset

Notes

An antler-point restriction applies in some counties.

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Deer

Hunting

Dates

Sep
15
2016
to Nov
11
2016
Nov
23
2016
to Jan
15
2017

Hours

One-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset

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Turkey

Turkey

Hunting

Dates

Sep
15
2016
to Nov
11
2016
Nov
23
2016
to Jan
15
2017

Hours

One-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset

Notes

An antler-point restriction applies in some counties.

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Deer

Hunting

Dates

Oct
29
2016
to Oct
30
2016
Nov
25
2016
to Nov
27
2016

Hours

One-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset

Notes

The antler-point restriction does not apply during the youth portions of the deer season.

To participate, you must be at least 6 and no older than 15 on the opening day of the early youth portion.

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Deer

Hunting

Dates

Dec
02
2016
to Dec
04
2016

Hours

One-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset

Notes

Some counties and county sections are closed to firearms hunting during this portion. The remaining counties have limits on the number of firearms antlerless deer hunting permits you may fill during firearms deer season (all portions combined). See map

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Deer

Hunting

Dates

Dec
24
2016
to Jan
03
2017

Hours

One-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset

Notes

The season limit is one antlered deer for all portions of the firearms deer season.

If you want to take additional antlered deer, you must hunt on an archer’s hunting permit during the archery deer season or in a managed hunt where antlered deer can be taken.

An antler-point restriction applies in some counties.

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Deer

Hunting

Closed Hunting Seasons

Dates

May
11
2015
to Dec
15
2015

Notes

Groundhog pelts may be possessed and sold throughout the year.

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Groundhog

Hunting & Trapping

Dates

Jun
30
2015
to Oct
31
2015

Hours

Season opens at sunset on opening day. For sunrise and sunset times in your area, see the U.S. Naval Observatory web site: aa.usno.navy.mil/

Notes

Only the daily limit may be possessed on waters and banks of waters being fished or hunted.

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Frog

Hunting & Fishing

Dates

Sep
01
2015
to Nov
09
2015

Hours

One half-hour before sunrise to sunset

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Virginia rail looking for food

Sora and Virginia Rail

Hunting (Migratory Bird)

Dates

Sep
01
2015
to Dec
19
2015

Hours

One-half hour before sunrise to sunset

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Common Snipe

Hunting (Migratory Bird)

Dates

Sep
01
2015
to Nov
09
2015

Hours

One-half hour before sunrise to sunset

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Dove

Hunting

Dates

Sep
12
2015
to Sep
27
2015

Hours

Sunrise to sunset

Notes

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.

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Blue teal on the water

Teal

Hunting

Waterfowl

Dates

Oct
03
2015
to Oct
11
2015
Nov
26
2015
to Jan
31
2016

Hours

One-half hour before sunrise to sunset

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Canada goose swimming

Goose

Hunting

Waterfowl

Dates

Oct
03
2015
to Oct
11
2015
Nov
26
2015
to Jan
31
2016

Hours

One-half hour before sunrise to sunset

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Canada goose swimming

Goose

Hunting

Waterfowl

Dates

Oct
15
2015
to Nov
28
2015

Hours

One half-hour before sunrise to sunset

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Woodcock grazing in grass

Woodcock

Hunting (Migratory Bird)

Dates

Oct
24
2015
to Oct
25
2015

Notes

Open to youths age 6 through 15. Youths who are not hunter-education certified must hunt in the immediate presence of a properly licensed adult; however, the adult may not hunt pheasants.

Only male pheasants may be taken. A foot or fully-feathered head must be left attached during transportation and storage.

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Ring-necked pheasant

Pheasant

Hunting

Dates

Oct
24
2015
to Oct
25
2015

Notes

Open to youths age 6 through 15.

Youth who are not hunter-education certified must hunt in the immediate presence of a properly licensed mentor; however, the mentor may not hunt quail.

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Quail

Hunting

Dates

Oct
24
2015
to Oct
25
2015

Hours

One-half hour before sunrise to sunset

Notes

See the zone boundary map for areas in the north zone.

Youth hunters must be age 15 or younger and accompanied by an adult 18 years old or older who is not allowed to hunt ducks but who can participate in other open seasons.

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Waterfowl
Canada goose swimming

Goose

Hunting

Dates

Oct
31
2015
to Dec
29
2015

Hours

One-half hour before sunrise to sunset

Notes

See the zone boundary map for areas in the north zone.

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Waterfowl

Dates

Oct
31
2015
to Jan
31
2016

Hours

One-half hour before sunrise to sunset

Notes

Hunting is limited to snow geese, blue geese, and Ross's geese.

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Canada goose swimming

Goose

Hunting

Waterfowl

Dates

Oct
31
2015
to Nov
01
2015

Hours

One-half hour before sunrise to sunset

Notes

See the zone boundary map for areas in the middle zone.

Youth hunters must be age 15 or younger and accompanied by an adult 18 years old or older who is not allowed to hunt ducks but who can participate in other open seasons. 

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Waterfowl
Canada goose swimming

Goose

Hunting

Dates

Nov
01
2015
to Jan
15
2016

Notes

Only male pheasants may be taken. A foot or fully-feathered head must be left attached during transportation and storage.

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Ring-necked pheasant

Pheasant

Hunting

Dates

Nov
01
2015
to Jan
15
2016

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Quail

Hunting

Dates

Nov
07
2015
to Jan
05
2016

Hours

One-half hour before sunrise to sunset

Notes

See the zone boundary map for areas in the middle zone.

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Waterfowl

Dates

Nov
07
2015
to Jan
31
2016

Hours

One-half hour before sunrise to sunset

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Canada goose swimming

Goose

Hunting

Waterfowl

Dates

Nov
15
2015
to Jan
31
2016

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Fox

Hunting & Trapping

Dates

Nov
15
2015
to Jan
31
2016

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Mink

Trapping

Dates

Nov
15
2015
to Jan
31
2016

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Opossum

Hunting & Trapping

Dates

Nov
15
2015
to Jan
31
2016

Notes

Jackrabbits may not be taken at any time.

Carcasses may not be sold.

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Rabbit

Hunting & Trapping

Dates

Nov
15
2015
to Jan
31
2016

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Raccoon

Hunting & Trapping

Dates

Nov
15
2015
to Jan
31
2016

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Striped Skunk

Hunting & Trapping

Dates

Nov
15
2015
to Jan
31
2016

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Badgers can be hunted and trapped in Missouri.

Badger

Hunting & Trapping

Dates

Nov
15
2015
to Jan
31
2016

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Coyote

Hunting & Trapping

Dates

Nov
15
2015
to Jan
31
2016

Notes

Bobcat pelts must be registered or tagged.

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Bobcat sitting on a tree limb

Bobcat

Hunting & Trapping

Dates

Nov
21
2015
to Nov
22
2015

Hours

One-half hour before sunrise to sunset

Notes

See the zone boundary map for areas in the south zone.

Youth hunters must be age 15 or younger and accompanied by an adult 18 years old or older who is not allowed to hunt ducks but who can participate in other open seasons.

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Waterfowl
Canada goose swimming

Goose

Hunting

Dates

Nov
26
2015
to Jan
24
2016

Hours

One-half hour before sunrise to sunset

Notes

See the zone boundary map for areas in the south zone.

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Waterfowl

Dates

Oct
03
2015
to Oct
11
2015
Nov
26
2015
to Jan
31
2016

Hours

One-half hour before sunrise to sunset

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Canada goose swimming

Goose

Hunting

Waterfowl

Dates

Oct
03
2015
to Oct
11
2015
Nov
26
2015
to Jan
31
2016

Hours

One-half hour before sunrise to sunset

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Canada goose swimming

Goose

Hunting

Waterfowl

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