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Fall deer, turkey hunting info now available

Fall deer, turkey hunting info now available

By Missouri Department of Conservation

The most current information on upcoming fall hunting is now available where permits are sold and online.

The 2020 Fall Deer and Turkey Hunting & Regulations Information 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 (CWD) updates, and more.

Some changes for the upcoming seasons, detailed in the booklet, include:

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

New carcass transportation regulations to slow the spread of CWD;

During Nov. 14–15, hunters who harvest a deer in the CWD Management Zone must take it on the day of harvest to a CWD sampling station. MDC is monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic and will re-evaluate mandatory CWD sampling requirements by Nov. 1;

Nonresident permit prices have increased; 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;

New managed deer hunts have been added, and others have been removed or modified; Deer hunting regulations have changed for some conservation areas;

There is a new definition for handgun.

Missouri hunting and fishing permits are available from numerous vendors in the state and online.

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