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 2013

  • New managed deer hunts have been added and others have been removed or modified.
  • In 12 counties, the number of firearms antlerless permits that a hunter may fill has been reduced from any number to two.
  • Hunters no longer need to attach their voided permit to their harvested deer as long as they remain with their harvest.
  • Deer hunting regulations have changed for several conservation areas.
2013 Archery Deer and Turkey Hunting Regulations

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

2013 General Deer Regulations

In Missouri, deer may be pursued, taken, killed, possessed or transported only as outlined in the Fall Deer and Turkey Hunting Regulations and Information booklet.

2013 Firearms Deer Hunting

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

2013 Resident Landowner Permits

Browse qualifications for Missouri resident-landowner permits.

Antler-Point Restrictions in Selected Counties

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

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.

Deer Hunting Regulations on Areas Managed or Owned by MDC

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

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.