Youth Firearms Deer Season This Weekend

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) encourages young hunters to get outdoors and discover nature this weekend, during the early portion of youth firearms deer season Oct. 31 – Nov. 1.  Shooting hours run one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset. To participate, hunters must be at least 6-years-old and no older than 15 on opening day.

Valid permits for the youth include the Firearms Any-Deer Hunting Permit and the Firearms Antlerless Deer Hunting Permit.

Only one deer of either sex may be taken during the early youth portion in accordance with permits held by the hunter.  If hunters possess more than one permit, they must use them in another portion. Only one antlered deer may be taken during the entire firearms season (all portions combined).

MDC notes the antler-point restriction does not apply to youth hunters using a firearms deer hunting permit during the youth portion.

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