Hunting Seasons

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Beaver and Nutria

Dates

Nov 15 2021 to Mar 31 2022

Limits
Valid Permits
Allowed & Prohibited Methods

Bobcat sitting on a tree limb

Bobcat

Dates

Nov 15 2021 to Jan 31 2022

Notes

Bobcat pelts must be registered or tagged.

Limits
Valid Permits
Allowed & Prohibited Methods

Common snipe in a marsh

Common Snipe

Dates

Sep 01 2021 to Dec 16 2021

Hours

One-half hour before sunrise to sunset

Limits
Valid Permits
Allowed & Prohibited Methods

Coyote walking in snow

Coyote Trapping

Dates

Nov 15 2021 to Jan 31 2022

Limits
Valid Permits
Allowed & Prohibited Methods

Coyote Hunting

Dates

Jan 01 2021 to Dec 31 2021

Hours

Coyotes may be taken all year.

Except during the daylight hours from April 1 - 18, 2021.

Notes

Coyotes, except as otherwise provided in this section, may be taken by hunting, and pelts and carcasses may be possessed, transported, and sold in any numbers throughout the year.

Special method restrictions apply during spring turkey season. See Allowed & Prohibited methods.

Limits
Valid Permits
Allowed & Prohibited Methods

bullfrog

Bullfrog and Green Frog

Dates

Jun 30 2021 to Oct 31 2021

Hours

Season opens at sunset on opening day. For sunrise and sunset times in your area, see the NOAA Solar Calculator.

Notes

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

Limits
Valid Permits
Allowed & Prohibited Methods

Crow

Crow

Dates

Nov 01 2021 to Mar 03 2022

Hours

One-half hour before sunrise to sunset

Limits
Valid Permits
Allowed & Prohibited Methods

Mourning dove

Dove

Dates

Sep 01 2021 to Nov 29 2021

Hours

One-half hour before sunrise to sunset

Limits
Valid Permits
Allowed & Prohibited Methods

Running deer

Deer - Firearms, November Portion

Dates

Nov 13 2021 to Nov 23 2021

Hours

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

Notes

An antler-point restriction applies in some counties.

Due to concerns related to COVID-19, hunters in CWD Management Zone counties are not required to present their deer harvested during the opening weekend, November 14-15, for CWD testing. However, designated CWD sampling stations will be staffed on these two days, and hunters are still encouraged to voluntarily bring their deer for sampling.

Limits
Valid Permits
Allowed & Prohibited Methods

Deer - Archery

Dates

Sep 15 2021 to Nov 12 2021Nov 24 2021 to Jan 15 2022

Hours

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

Notes

An antler-point restriction applies in some counties.

Limits
Valid Permits
Allowed & Prohibited Methods

Deer - Firearms, Youth

Dates

Oct 30 2021 to Oct 31 2021Nov 26 2021 to Nov 28 2021

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.

Limits
Valid Permits
Allowed & Prohibited Methods

Deer - Firearms, Antlerless

Dates

Dec 04 2021 to Dec 12 2021

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

Limits
Valid Permits
Allowed & Prohibited Methods

Deer - Firearms, Alternative Methods

Dates

Dec 25 2021 to Jan 04 2022

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.
Limits
Valid Permits
Allowed & Prohibited Methods

Red fox

Fox (Red or Gray)

Dates

Nov 15 2021 to Jan 31 2022

Limits
Valid Permits
Allowed & Prohibited Methods

Canada goose swimming

Ducks, Coots, and Geese - Youth - South Zone

Dates

Nov 20 2021 to Nov 21 2021

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.

Limits
Valid Permits
Allowed & Prohibited Methods

Ducks, Coots, and Geese - Youth - North Zone

Dates

Oct 23 2021 to Oct 24 2021

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.

Limits
Valid Permits
Allowed & Prohibited Methods

Ducks, Coots, and Geese - Youth - Middle Zone

Dates

Oct 23 2021 to Oct 24 2021

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. 

Limits
Valid Permits
Allowed & Prohibited Methods

Greater White-fronted Geese

Dates

Nov 11 2021 to Feb 06 2022

Hours

One-half hour before sunrise to sunset

Limits
Valid Permits
Allowed & Prohibited Methods

Light Goose Conservation Order

Dates

Feb 07 2022 to Apr 30 2022

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.

Limits
Valid Permits
Allowed & Prohibited Methods

Light Geese

Dates

Nov 11 2021 to Feb 06 2022

Hours

One-half hour before sunrise to sunset

Notes

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

Limits
Valid Permits
Allowed & Prohibited Methods

Canada Geese

Dates

Oct 02 2021 to Oct 10 2021Nov 11 2021 to Feb 06 2022

Hours

One-half hour before sunrise to sunset

Limits
Valid Permits
Allowed & Prohibited Methods

Brant Geese

Dates

Oct 02 2021 to Oct 10 2021Nov 11 2021 to Feb 06 2022

Hours

One-half hour before sunrise to sunset

Limits
Valid Permits
Allowed & Prohibited Methods

groundhog

Groundhog

Dates

May 10 2021 to Dec 15 2021

Notes

Groundhog pelts may be possessed and sold throughout the year.

Limits
Valid Permits
Allowed & Prohibited Methods

Mink

Mink

Dates

Nov 15 2021 to Jan 31 2022

Limits
Valid Permits
Allowed & Prohibited Methods

Muskrat

Otter and Muskrat

Dates

Nov 15 2021 to Feb 20 2022

Limits
Valid Permits
Allowed & Prohibited Methods

River otter eating a fish

Otter and Muskrat

Dates

Nov 15 2021 to Feb 20 2022

Limits
Valid Permits
Allowed & Prohibited Methods

Opossum

Opossum

Dates

Nov 15 2021 to Jan 31 2022

Limits
Valid Permits
Allowed & Prohibited Methods

Badgers can be hunted and trapped in Missouri.

Badger

Dates

Nov 15 2021 to Jan 31 2022

Limits
Valid Permits
Allowed & Prohibited Methods

Ring-necked pheasant

Pheasant - Youth

Dates

Oct 30 2021 to Oct 31 2021

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.

Limits
Valid Permits
Allowed & Prohibited Methods

Pheasant

Dates

Nov 01 2021 to Jan 15 2022

Notes

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

Limits
Valid Permits
Allowed & Prohibited Methods

Bobwhite quail

Quail - Youth

Dates

Oct 30 2021 to Oct 31 2021

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.

Limits
Valid Permits
Allowed & Prohibited Methods

Quail

Dates

Nov 01 2021 to Jan 15 2022

Limits
Valid Permits
Allowed & Prohibited Methods

Grey Squirrel

Squirrel

Dates

May 22 2021 to Feb 15 2022

Limits
Valid Permits
Allowed & Prohibited Methods

Cottontail rabbit sitting in grass

Rabbit Trapping

Dates

Nov 15 2021 to Jan 31 2022

Notes

Jackrabbits may not be taken at any time.

Carcasses may not be sold.

Limits
Valid Permits
Allowed & Prohibited Methods

Rabbit Hunting

Dates

Oct 01 2021 to Feb 15 2022

Hours

Sunrise to sunset

Limits
Valid Permits
Allowed & Prohibited Methods

Raccoon in a tree

Raccoon

Dates

Nov 15 2021 to Jan 31 2022

Limits
Valid Permits
Allowed & Prohibited Methods

Striped skunk on a gravel road

Striped Skunk

Dates

Nov 15 2021 to Jan 31 2022

Limits
Valid Permits
Allowed & Prohibited Methods

Turkey

Turkey - Spring, Youth (ages 6-15)

Dates

Apr 10 2021 to Apr 11 2021

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.

Limits
Valid Permits
Allowed & Prohibited Methods

Turkey - Spring

Dates

Apr 19 2021 to May 09 2021

Hours

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

Limits
Valid Permits
Allowed & Prohibited Methods

Turkey - Fall Firearms

Dates

Oct 01 2021 to Oct 31 2021

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.

Limits
Valid Permits
Allowed & Prohibited Methods

Turkey - Archery

Dates

Sep 15 2021 to Nov 12 2021Nov 24 2021 to Jan 15 2022

Hours

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

Limits
Valid Permits
Allowed & Prohibited Methods

Waterfowl

Ducks, Coots, and Geese - Youth - South Zone

Dates

Nov 20 2021 to Nov 21 2021

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.

Limits
Valid Permits
Allowed & Prohibited Methods

Ducks, Coots, and Geese - Youth - North Zone

Dates

Oct 23 2021 to Oct 24 2021

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.

Limits
Valid Permits
Allowed & Prohibited Methods

Ducks, Coots, and Geese - Youth - Middle Zone

Dates

Oct 23 2021 to Oct 24 2021

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. 

Limits
Valid Permits
Allowed & Prohibited Methods

Greater White-fronted Geese

Dates

Nov 11 2021 to Feb 06 2022

Hours

One-half hour before sunrise to sunset

Limits
Valid Permits
Allowed & Prohibited Methods

Light Goose Conservation Order

Dates

Feb 07 2022 to Apr 30 2022

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.

Limits
Valid Permits
Allowed & Prohibited Methods

Teal

Dates

Sep 11 2021 to Sep 26 2021

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.

Limits
Valid Permits
Allowed & Prohibited Methods

Light Geese

Dates

Nov 11 2021 to Feb 06 2022

Hours

One-half hour before sunrise to sunset

Notes

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

Limits
Valid Permits
Allowed & Prohibited Methods

Canada Geese

Dates

Oct 02 2021 to Oct 10 2021Nov 11 2021 to Feb 06 2022

Hours

One-half hour before sunrise to sunset

Limits
Valid Permits
Allowed & Prohibited Methods

Brant Geese

Dates

Oct 02 2021 to Oct 10 2021Nov 11 2021 to Feb 06 2022

Hours

One-half hour before sunrise to sunset

Limits
Valid Permits
Allowed & Prohibited Methods

Ducks and Coots - South Zone

Dates

Nov 25 2021 to Nov 28 2021Dec 07 2021 to Jan 31 2022

Hours

One-half hour before sunrise to sunset

Notes

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

Limits
Valid Permits
Allowed & Prohibited Methods

Ducks and Coots - North Zone

Dates

Oct 30 2021 to Dec 28 2021

Hours

One-half hour before sunrise to sunset

Notes

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

Limits
Valid Permits
Allowed & Prohibited Methods

Ducks and Coots - Middle Zone

Dates

Nov 06 2021 to Nov 14 2021Nov 20 2021 to Jan 09 2022

Hours

One-half hour before sunrise to sunset

Notes

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

Limits
Valid Permits
Allowed & Prohibited Methods

Virginia rail looking for food

Sora and Virginia Rails

Dates

Sep 01 2021 to Nov 09 2021

Hours

One half-hour before sunrise to sunset

Limits
Valid Permits
Allowed & Prohibited Methods

Woodcock grazing in grass

Woodcock

Dates

Oct 15 2021 to Nov 28 2021

Hours

One half-hour before sunrise to sunset

Limits
Valid Permits
Allowed & Prohibited Methods

Check the Code

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