County Restrictions on Antlerless Deer Hunting

Antlerless Permits

Archery antlerless permits can be used during the archery deer season in open counties. Firearm antlerless permits can be used during all portions of firearms deer season. However, some areas are closed to firearms hunting during the urban zones and antlerless portions.

How many Archery Antlerless Permits can you fill?

Hunters may purchase and fill any number of Archery Antlerless Deer Hunting Permits during the archery deer season in all counties BUT:  Dunklin, Mississippi, New Madrid, Pemiscot, and Scott counties.

Missouri counties (in orange where any number of archery antlerless deer permits can be used.

Antlerless Archery 2019

How Many Firearms Antlerless Permits Can You Fill?

You may purchase as many antlerless permits as you want, but each county or county section has a limit on the number of antlerless permits you may fill. Resident landowners and lessees with at least 75 acres may harvest additional antlerless deer using no-cost Resident Landowner Firearms Antlerless Deer Hunting Permits.

Antlerless Permit Map 2019

Firearms Antlerless Permits Map

  • Counties in gray: During firearms season, antlerless deer may be taken only on an any-deer permit or a landowner antlerless deer hunting permit: Butler, Carter, Dunklin, Iron, Mississippi, New Madrid, Pemiscot, Reynolds, Scott. Stoddard, and Wayne.
  • Counties in blue: You may fill two firearms antlerless deer hunting permits in these counties during firearms deer season (all portions combined): Adair, Audrain, Barry, Barton, Benton, Boone, Callaway, Carroll, Cedar, Chariton, Christian, Clark, Clay, Cole, Cooper, Crawford, Dade, Dallas, Franklin, Gasconade, Greene, Grundy, Hickory, Howell, Jackson, Jefferson, Knox, Lewis, Linn, Livingston, Macon, Marion, McDonald, Mercer, Miller, Moniteau, Monroe, Morgan, Oregon, Osage, Ozark, Perry, Pike, Putnam, Polk, Ralls, Randolph, Schuyler, Scotland, Shelby, St. Charles, St. Clair, St. Francois, St. Louis, Ste. Genevieve, Stone, Sullivan, Taney, Warren, and Washington.

    You may fill two firearms antlerless deer hunting permits in parts of these counties during firearms deer season (all portions combined): Cass and Platte.

    Resident landowners and lessees with at least 75 acres may harvest additional antlerless deer using no-cost Resident Landowner Firearms Antlerless Deer Hunting Permits.

  • Counties in orange: You may fill one firearms antlerless deer hunting permit in these counties or county sections during firearms deer season (all portions combined). Resident landowners and lessees with at least 75 acres may harvest additional antlerless deer using no-cost Resident Landowner Firearms Antlerless Deer Hunting Permits.

Antlerless Portion of the Firearms Season

Firearms hunting is allowed only in counties or county sections shaded blue or orange in the map below. Areas in white are closed to firearms hunting during the antlerless portion.

Antlerless Portion Map 2019

Firearms Antlerless Portion Map

Counties closed to firearms hunting during the antlerless portion: Andrew, Atchison, Butler, Carter, Dunklin, Holt, Iron, Mississippi, New Madrid,  Nodaway, Pemiscot, Reynolds, Scott, Stoddard, and Wayne.

All other counties (shaded orange in the map above) are open to firearms hunting during the antlerless portion.

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Regulations and Permits Definitions

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