Browse Missouri deer-hunting topics, including managed hunts, regulations, seasons, hunting areas, hunting tips, field dressing, tree-stand safety, and more.
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Missouri offers many managed deer hunts for archery, crossbow, muzzleloading, and modern firearms from mid-September through January.
Weighted random drawing increases the odds for future managed hunts.
Browse Missouri deer-hunting regulations, including archery and firearms deer hunting, resident landowner permits, antler-point restrictions, deer-hunting on MDC conservation areas, and tagging procedures.
Find the dates for all upcoming deer seasons.
Browse tips for safe, successful Missouri deer hunting using firearms or archery methods.
Follow these safety tips to avoid getting hurt when you hunt from elevated tree stands.
With a little research and hard work, Missouri's metro-area hunters can successfully find a close-to-home hunting spot.
Donate your surplus Missouri venison to the needy. Find an approved processor or start a Share the Harvest program in your area.
Learn about a few of the more common parasites and unusual conditions that people, especially hunters, might observe in deer: chronic wasting disease, cutaneous fibromas, hemorrhagic disease, Lyme disease, nasal bot flies and tapeworms.
Prepare for a successful deer hunt. Browse tips on finding a place to hunt, ordering maps, and choosing a weapon, clothing, and field-dressing equipment.
Proper care and processing of your deer right after you've harvested it ensures quality meat.
Learn how conservation and carefully regulated hunting seasons helped restore great deer hunting to Missouri.