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Fall hunting information now available

Fall hunting information now available

July 13th, 2019 in Local News

Missouri deer and turkey hunters can get the most current information on fall hunting from the Missouri Department of Conservation's "2019 Fall Deer and Turkey Hunting & Regulations Information" booklet, available where permits are sold and at huntfish.mdc.mo.gov/fall-deer-and-turkey-hunting-regulations-and-information.

The booklet has detailed information on fall deer and turkey hunting seasons, limits, permits, managed hunts, regulations, conservation areas to hunt, post-harvest instructions and more, according to an MDC news release.

Changes for 2019 include:

New counties have been added to the Chronic Wasting Disease Management Zone. Other counties have been removed.

Hunters who harvest a deer in the CWD Management Zone during Nov. 16-17 must take their deer on the day of harvest to a designated CWD sampling station.

An antler point restriction has been reinstated in Cole, Benton, Boone, Callaway, Carroll, Cooper, Grundy, Livingston, Miller, Moniteau, Morgan, Osage, Randolph, Schuyler, Scotland and Shelby counties.

Adults no longer need a permit to assist properly licensed youth hunters during the youth portions of firearms deer season.

New managed deer hunts have been added, and others have been removed or modified.

Deer hunting regulations have changed for some conservation areas.

Nontoxic shot is now required on several conservation areas that did not require it in the past.

Missouri hunting and fishing permits are available to purchase from numerous vendors around the state, at huntfish.mdc.mo.gov/permits, or through MDC's mobile apps, MO Hunting and MO Fishing, available for download through Google Play or the Apple App Store.