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Conservation department posts fall hunting schedule

July 3, 2020 at 5:05 a.m. | Updated July 3, 2020 at 5:05 a.m.

Missouri deer and turkey hunters can get the most current information on upcoming fall hunting from the Missouri Department of Conservation’s 2020 Fall Deer and Turkey Hunting & Regulations Information booklet, available where permits are sold and online at

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

Changes for the upcoming seasons, detailed in the booklet, include:

• Flood-prone areas in southeastern Missouri are closed to hunting, except waterfowl, during deer and turkey seasons when river levels exceed certain limits.

• Hunters who harvest a deer in the CWD Management Zone Nov. 14-15 must take it on the day of harvest to a CWD sampling station. MDC is monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic and will re-evaluate by Nov. 1 mandatory CWD sampling requirements. For the latest information, visit

• To qualify for no-cost resident landowner permits, you now must own at least 20 acres in one contiguous tract.

• Nonresidents who own at least 75 acres in one contiguous tract in Missouri may now buy deer and turkey hunting permits at reduced prices.

• To get landowner permits, you must submit information about your property by filling out a landowner permit application.

• A limited elk hunting season will be held in Carter, Reynolds and Shannon counties.

Residents can buy Missouri hunting and fishing permits from numerous vendors around the state, online at or through MDC’s free MO Hunting mobile app, available for download through Google Play or the App Store.

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