Permits

Deer

Points to remember

  • You must have your signed permits on hand when you go afield to hunt.
  • You may use the MO Hunting app to carry your permits afield.
  • Permits cannot be exchanged or refunded.
  • Deer permits may be used in any order, and multiple permits may be filled on the same day, except during the early youth portion when only one deer may be taken.
  • Before purchasing antlerless deer hunting permits, nonresidents must first purchase a Nonresident Firearms Any-Deer Hunting Permit or a Nonresident Archer’s Hunting Permit, depending on the type of antlerless permit they want to use.
  • Residents do not have to purchase a Resident Firearms Any-Deer Hunting Permit or Resident Archer’s Hunting Permit before purchasing antlerless deer hunting permits.
  • You do not have to purchase any-deer and antlerless deer permits at the same time.
  • Landowners may obtain no-cost resident landowner permits.

Purchasing Permits

You may purchase your deer hunting permits beginning July 1 using any of the methods below.

  • Over the counter from any permit vendor. Buy early to avoid long lines. No surcharges will be assessed.
  • Online any time. Use your credit card to pay. No surcharges will be assessed. Print your permit at home and have it in hand immediately.
  • From your smartphone using the MO Hunting app. Use your credit card to pay. No surcharges will be assessed. Your permit will appear on the app immediately after purchase.
  • By telephone at 800-392-4115. Use your credit card and pay a $1 surcharge. Allow 10 days for delivery.

Replacing permits

If you lose your permit, simply download the MO Hunting app to your Android or Apple mobile device, log in with your Conservation number, and a valid, electronic version of your permit will appear on the app. Permits purchased online at home can be saved on a personal computer and reprinted for free. Replacement permits can also be purchased from any vendor for $2.

Limits

Deer: Two deer of either sex, but only one antlered deer may be taken before November 11.
Turkeys: Two turkeys of either sex.
Furbearers: See Seasons for prescribed limits. Hunters may sell furbearers harvested under this permit. Nonresidents may not harvest furbearers with this permit.
Small game: See Seasons for prescribed limits.

Notes

Youth permit is available for resident and nonresident youth hunters.

See if you qualify for a resident landowner permit.

Resident

$19.00

Resident Landowner

$0.00

Nonresident

$225

Youth (6-15)

$9.50

Valid During These Seasons
Allowed Methods

Limits

One antlerless deer

Notes

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.

Nonresidents must purchase a Nonresident Firearms Any-Deer Hunting Permit or a Nonresident Managed Deer Hunting Permit before buying this nonresident permit.

Youth permit is available for resident and nonresident youth hunters.

See if you qualify for a resident landowner permit.

Resident

$7.00

Resident Landowner

$0.00

Nonresident

$25.00

Youth (6-15)

$3.50

Valid During These Seasons
Allowed Methods

Limits

One antlered or antlerless deer

Notes

Youth permit is available for resident and nonresident youth hunters.

See if you qualify for a resident landowner permit.

Resident

$17.00

Resident Landowner

$0.00

Nonresident

$225.00

Youth (6-15)

$8.50

Valid During These Seasons
Allowed Methods

Limits

One antlerless deer during archery deer season in open counties. See map.

Notes

You may purchase any number of these permits. Nonresidents must purchase a Nonresident Archer's Hunting Permit before purchasing this permit.

Youth permit is available for resident and nonresident youth hunters.

See if you qualify for a resident landowner permit.

Resident

$7.00

Resident Landowner

$0.00

Nonresident

$25.00

Youth (6-15)

$3.50

Valid During These Seasons
Allowed Methods

Limits

Limits vary by managed hunt. Check the rules for the hunt for which you were drawn.

Deer taken at a managed hunt do not count towards your archery or firearms season limits.

Notes

This permit is required for hunters participating in a managed deer hunt with the exception of the Mark Twain Lake Disabled Hunt. See the Fall Deer and Turkey Hunting Regulations Booklet for more information.

Youth permit is available for resident and nonresident youth hunters.

Permits are available September 1 to successful managed hunt applicants.

Youth must be hunter-education certified to participate in a muzzleloading, historic methods, shotgun, or firearms managed hunt.

Resident

$17.00

Nonresident

$225.00

Youth (6-15)

$8.50

Allowed Methods

Check the Code

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

Military

If you're a Missouri resident and in the National Guard or reserve forces, you may be eligible for reduced cost permits or exceptions.
Learn more about military permits.

Apprentice Hunter Authorization

Apprentice hunters can purchase firearms hunting permits and hunt in the immediate presence of a mentor.
Learn more about apprentice hunters.