MDC Hunter Regulations & Information

ALL MISSOURI DEPARTMENT OF CONSERVATION (MDC) AND CITY ORDINANCES MUST BE ADHERED TO PER MDC. THOSE REGULATIONS INCLUDE:

LIMITS:

  • Using an archer's hunting permit, two deer, which may be of either sex, but only one antlered deer may be taken before Nov. 14th.
  • You may take only two antlered deer during the archery and firearms deer hunting seasons combined.

ALLOWED:

  • Longbows, compound bows, and recurve bows of any draw weight
  • Hand-held string-releasing devices
  • Illuminated sights, scopes, and quick-point sights
  • Atlatls

PROHIBITED:

  • Any sighting device that casts a beam of light on the game
  • Electronic calls, electronically activated calls, bait, dogs, night vision equipment, or thermal imagery equipment
  • Archers hunting deer during the archery season may not be in possession of a firearm. 
  • Crossbows

VALID PERMITS:

  • Resident Archer's Hunting Permit: For two deer during archery deer season, for small game during prescribed seasons, and to sell furbearers taken by hunting.
    • Age 16 & older..........$19 ; Age 6-15..........$9.50 ; Resident Landowner..........No cost
  • Resident Archery Anterless Deer Hunting Permit: For one antlerless deer during archery deer season in open counties. These may be purchased in any number.
    • Age 16 & older..........$7 ; Age 6-15..........$3.50 ; Resident Landowner..........No cost
  • Nonresident Archer's Hunting Permit: For two deer during archery season, and for small game, except furbearers, during the prescribed seasons.
    • Age 16 & older..........$265 ; Age 6-15..........$9.50 ; Resident Landowner..........No cost
  • Nonresident Archery Anterless Deer Hunting Permit: For one anterless deer during archery deer season in open counties. These may be purchase in any number. You must buy a Nonresident Archer's Hunting Permit or Nonresident Landowner Archery's Hunting Permit to buy these permits.
    • Age 16 & older..........$25 ; Age 6-15..........$3.50

For more information, please visit Missouri Department of Conservation