What's New in 2013
- Atlatls may be used to hunt turkeys during the fall firearms season. An atlatl is a rod used to launch, through a throwing motion of the arm, a dart 5–8 feet in length.
- The dates to apply for a managed deer hunt have changed. Applications will be accepted from July 1–31, 2013.
Missouri's 2013 hunting and trapping regulations come into effect March 1, 2013, and remain in effect through February 28, 2014.
Missouri has two deer-hunting seasons: firearms and archery. The firearms season consists of five portions: urban, youth only, November, alternative methods and antlerless only. The archery season consists of two segments.
Find out what's new with fall deer and turkey hunting regulations this year. Download the annually updated Fall Deer & Turkey Hunting Regulations and Information booklet.
Missouri's hunter education course is required for any hunter born on or after January 1, 1967. Learn what the course covers and where to take it, including an online option for the knowledge portion.
Browse Missouri's general hunting rules and regulations.
Everyone who hunts or traps in Missouri must have an appropriate hunting or trapping permit or qualify for an exemption. Browse requirements and exceptions.
Knowing regulations and permits definitions helps you abide by the Wildlife Code of Missouri.
Check your Missouri deer or turkey here. Hunting begins September 15.
Know Missouri's trapping regulations before you go afield.
Browse Missouri's spring and fall turkey-hunting regulations, including how how to use Telecheck, tagging procedures, and the current summaries booklets.
All game bird hunters, except turkey hunters, must have a Missouri small game permit, unless exempt. Turkey hunters must have a permit for the fall or spring turkey season.
Browse federal waterfowl regulations, Missouri's Waterfowl Hunting Digest, permit and stamp requirements, youth season regulations, and swan ID tips.