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.