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 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, 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 mdc.mo.gov/cwd.
• 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 huntfish.mdc.mo.gov/permits or through MDC’s free MO Hunting mobile app, available for download through Google Play or the App Store.