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 Day Last Day
May 8, 2016 Dec. 15, 2017

Squirrel

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

Rabbit

Season First Day Last Day
Hunting Oct. 01, 2016 Feb. 15, 2017
Trapping Nov. 15, 2016 Jan. 31, 2017

Crow

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

Brant Geese

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

Canada Geese

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

Light Geese

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

Greater White-fronted Geese

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

Beaver and Nutria

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

Otter and Muskrat

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

Bobcat

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

Raccoon

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

Striped Skunk

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

Coyote

Season First Day Last Day
Hunting Jan. 31, 2017 Dec. 31, 2017
Trapping Nov. 15, 2016 Jan. 31, 2017

Fox (Red or Gray)

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

Mink

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

Badger

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

Opossum

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

Light Goose Conservation Order

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

Turkey

Season First Day Last Day
Spring Youth (ages 6-15) Apr. 08, 2017 Apr. 09, 2017
Spring Apr. 17, 2017 May 07, 2017
Archery Sep. 15, 2017 Nov. 10, 2017
Fall Firearms Oct. 01, 2017 Oct. 31, 2017

Bullfrog and Green Frog

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

Deer

Season First Day Last Day
Archery Sep. 15, 2017 Nov. 10, 2017
Archery Nov. 22, 2017 Jan. 15, 2018
Firearms, Youth Oct. 28, 2017 Oct. 29, 2017
Firearms, Youth Nov. 24, 2017 Nov. 26, 2017
Firearms, November Portion Nov. 11, 2017 Nov. 21, 2017
Firearms, Antlerless Dec. 01, 2017 Dec. 03, 2017

Pheasant

Season First Day Last Day
Youth Oct. 28, 2017 Oct. 29, 2017
Nov. 01, 2017 Jan. 15, 2018

Quail

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