Deer Regulations

Missouri's deer-hunting regulations are set the summer before the season. For details, see the Fall Deer & Turkey Hunting Regulations and Information booklet, which is available in PDF format under Related Information below. It is also available in print form from permit vendors and Conservation Department offices.

What’s New for 2014

  • The number of firearms antlerless deer hunting permits you may fill has changed in many areas of the state.
  • Landowners and lessees in Barton and Jasper counties who own at least 75 acres may now receive two no-cost Landowner Firearms Antlerless Deer Hunting Permits.
  • Archery hunters in Stoddard and Carter counties may now fill any number of archery antlerless deer hunting permits.
  • Christian County is no longer in the Springfield Urban Zone.
  • New managed deer hunts have been added and others have been removed or modified.
  • The dates to apply for a managed deer hunt have changed.
  • Deer and/or turkey hunting regulations have changed for several conservation areas.
Fall Deer and Turkey Hunting Regulations and Information

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.

2014 Archery Deer and Turkey Hunting Regulations

Find dates, hours, permits, limits, and methods for Missouri's archery deer and turkey hunting.

2014 General Deer Regulations

Browse definitions, requirements, methods prohibited, and many other topics related to Missouri's deer-hunting regulations.

2014 Firearms Deer Hunting

Your one-stop shop for Missouri's firearm deer-season portions, limits, shooting hours, permits and methods.

2014 Resident Landowner Permits

Browse qualifications for Missouri resident-landowner hunting permits for deer and turkey.

Antler-Point Restrictions

In Missouri counties with antler restrictions, an antlered deer must have at least four points on one side to be taken.

Deer Hunting Regulations on Consevation Areas

Six types of regulations limit doe harvest on Missouri's conservation areas. Carefully check an area's deer-hunting regulations before hunting there.

Deer Permits

To hunt deer in Missouri, you must buy, carry, and use the proper permits. Browse the various kinds of deer-hunting permits and find out how and where to purchase them.

Tagging Procedures

Using Missouri's deer- and turkey-hunting permits couldn't be easier. Just remember: Bag it. Notch it. Tag it if you leave it. Check it.