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

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

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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Dove

Hunting

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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Virginia rail looking for food

Sora and Virginia Rail

Hunting (Migratory Bird)

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

Sep
15
2015
to Nov
13
2015
Nov
25
2015
to Jan
15
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
2015
to Nov
13
2015
Nov
25
2015
to Jan
15
2016

Hours

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

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Turkey

Turkey

Hunting

Dates

Oct
01
2015
to Feb
15
2016

Hours

Sunrise to sunset

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Rabbit

Hunting & Trapping

Dates

Oct
01
2015
to Oct
31
2015

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
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
09
2015
to Oct
12
2015

Hours

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

Notes

Hunting zones vary by city. See urban zone maps and descriptions for St Louis, Kansas City, and Springfield.

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Deer

Hunting

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

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

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
Canada goose swimming

Goose

Hunting

Dates

Oct
24
2015
to Oct
25
2015

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Quail

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
Jan
02
2016
to Jan
03
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.

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Deer

Hunting

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.

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Waterfowl
Canada goose swimming

Goose

Hunting

Dates

Nov
01
2015
to Mar
03
2016

Hours

One-half hour before sunrise to sunset

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Crow

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
14
2015
to Nov
24
2015

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

Nov
15
2015
to Jan
31
2016

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Coyote

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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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 Feb
20
2016

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Otter

Trapping

Muskrat

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 Mar
31
2016

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Beaver

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

Notes

Bobcat pelts must be registered or tagged.

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Bobcat sitting on a tree limb

Bobcat

Hunting & Trapping

Dates

Nov
15
2015
to Jan
31
2016

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Raccoon

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.

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Waterfowl
Canada goose swimming

Goose

Hunting

Dates

Sep
15
2015
to Nov
13
2015
Nov
25
2015
to Jan
15
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

Nov
25
2015
to Dec
06
2015

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

Sep
15
2015
to Nov
13
2015
Nov
25
2015
to Jan
15
2016

Hours

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

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Turkey

Turkey

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

Dates

Dec
19
2015
to Dec
29
2015

Hours

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

Notes

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

Dates

Oct
31
2015
to Nov
01
2015
Jan
02
2016
to Jan
03
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.

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Deer

Hunting

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

Closed Hunting Seasons

Dates

Apr
11
2015
to Apr
12
2015

Hours

One-half hour before sunrise to sunset

Notes

Youth may also hunt during the regular Spring Turkey season.

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Turkey

Turkey

Hunting

Dates

Apr
20
2015
to May
10
2015

Hours

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

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Turkey

Turkey

Hunting

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This is NOT a legal document. Regulations are subject to revision during the current year.
Refer to the Wildlife Code.