Hunting Seasons

Hunting Season is always a special time of the year. Whether you are planning on waiting patiently in a deer stand to bag that trophy buck or sitting knee deep in the marsh hoping to bag a band. Being able to take advantage of all the hunting seasons is why The Waterfowl Hunter has put together the hunting dates for Missouri.

These dates serve as a general guide for more specific hunting visit Missouri Dept of Conservation.

Groundhog

First DayLast Day
May 8, 2016Dec. 15, 2017

Squirrel

First DayLast Day
May 28, 2016Feb. 15, 2017

Rabbit

SeasonFirst DayLast Day
HuntingOct. 01, 2016Feb. 15, 2017
TrappingNov. 15, 2016Jan. 31, 2017

Crow

First DayLast Day
Nov. 01, 2016Mar. 03, 2017

Brant Geese

First DayLast Day
Nov. 11, 2016Feb. 06, 2017

Canada Geese

First DayLast Day
Nov. 11, 2016Feb. 06, 2017

Light Geese

First DayLast Day
Nov. 11, 2016Feb. 06, 2017

Greater White-fronted Geese

First DayLast Day
Nov. 11, 2016Feb. 06, 2017

Beaver and Nutria

First DayLast Day
Nov. 15, 2016Mar. 31, 2017

Otter and Muskrat

First DayLast Day
Nov. 15, 2016Feb. 20, 2017

Bobcat

First DayLast Day
Nov. 15, 2016Jan. 31, 2017

Raccoon

First DayLast Day
Nov. 15, 2016Jan. 31, 2017

Striped Skunk

First DayLast Day
Nov. 15, 2016Jan. 31, 2017

Coyote

SeasonFirst DayLast Day
HuntingJan. 31, 2017Dec. 31, 2017
TrappingNov. 15, 2016Jan. 31, 2017

Fox (Red or Gray)

First DayLast Day
Nov. 15, 2016Jan. 31, 2017

Mink

First DayLast Day
Nov. 15, 2016Jan. 31, 2017

Badger

First DayLast Day
Nov. 15, 2016Jan. 31, 2017

Opossum

First DayLast Day
Nov. 15, 2016Jan. 31, 2017

Light Goose Conservation Order

First DayLast Day
Feb. 07, 2017Apr. 30, 2017

Turkey

SeasonFirst DayLast Day
Spring Youth (ages 6-15)Apr. 08, 2017Apr. 09, 2017
SpringApr. 17, 2017May 07, 2017
ArcherySep. 15, 2017Nov. 10, 2017
Fall FirearmsOct. 01, 2017Oct. 31, 2017

Bullfrog and Green Frog

First DayLast Day
Jun. 30, 2017Oct. 31, 2017

Deer

SeasonFirst DayLast Day
ArcherySep. 15, 2017Nov. 10, 2017
ArcheryNov. 22, 2017Jan. 15, 2018
Firearms, YouthOct. 28, 2017Oct. 29, 2017
Firearms, YouthNov. 24, 2017Nov. 26, 2017
Firearms, November PortionNov. 11, 2017Nov. 21, 2017
Firearms, AntlerlessDec. 01, 2017Dec. 03, 2017

Pheasant

SeasonFirst DayLast Day
YouthOct. 28, 2017Oct. 29, 2017
Nov. 01, 2017Jan. 15, 2018

Quail

First DayLast Day
Nov. 01, 2017Jan. 15, 2018