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 map 2018

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 2018

Firearms Antlerless Permits Map

  • Counties in gray: These counties or county sections are closed to firearms hunting during the antlerless portion: 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, Bary, Barton, Benton, Boone, Callaway, Carroll, Cedar, Chariton, Clay, Cole, Cooper, Crawford, Dade, Franklin, Gasconade, Greene, Hickory, Howell, Jackson, Jefferson, Knox, Linn, Livingston, Macon, Miller, Moniteau, Morgan, Oregon, Osage, Ozark, Perry, Putnam, Polk, 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 2018

Firearms Antlerless Portion Permits Map

Counties in white: These counties are closed to firearms hunting during the antlerless portion: Andrew, Atchison, Barton, Butler, Carter, Christian, Dent, Douglas, Dunklin, Holt, Iron, Jasper, Lawrence, Maries, Mississippi, New Madrid, Newton, Nodaway, Oregon, Pemiscot, Phelps, Pulaski, Reynolds, Ripley, Scott, Shannon, Stoddard, Texas, Wayne, Webster, and Wright.

Counties in orange: You can fill two firearms antlerless deer permits during firearms deer season (all portions combined) in these counties: Adair, Barry, Benton, Boone, Callaway, Carroll, Cedar, Chariton, Clay, Cole, Cooper, Crawford, Dade, Franklin, Gasconade, Greene, Hickory, Howell, Jackson, Jefferson, Knox, Linn, Livingstone, Macon, McDonald, Miller, Moniteau, Morgan, Osage, Ozark, Perry, Polk, Putnam, Randolph, Schuyler, Scotland, Shelby, St. Charles, St. Clair, St. Francois, St. Louis County, Ste. Genevieve, Stone, Sullivan, Taney, Warren, and Washington.

You can fill two firearms antlerless deer permits in parts of these counties: Cass and Platte.

Remaining counties (in gray): You can fill one firearms antlerless deer permit during firearms deer season (all portions combined) in all other counties or portions of counties.

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