Saturday, January 28th, 2023
Saturday, January 28th, 2023

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Missouri announces deer-hunting regulation changes

Early youth portion later this year; unlimited
antlerless permits available in more
counties

JEFFERSON CITY Mo – Hunters will find seasons and
regulations for Missouri’s 2011-2012 deer-hunting season similar to
last year’s. Exceptions include the timing of the Early Youth
Portion of Firearms Deer Season and new counties where unlimited
antlerless permits are available.

The archery deer season will run from Sept. 15 through Nov. 11 and
Nov. 23 through Jan. 15, 2012, statewide. The bag limit is two deer
of either sex, except that only one antlered deer may be taken
before the November portion of the firearms season. Additional deer
may be taken on Archery Antlerless Deer permits in select
counties.

Firearms deer seasons are:

· Urban Zones Portion: Oct. 7 through 10 in select zones; limit one
antlerless deer per any-deer or antlerless-deer permit.

· Youth Portion – Early: Nov. 5 through 6 statewide; limit one deer
of either sex on an any-deer permit or, in select counties, one
antlerless deer on a firearms antlerless deer permit.

· Youth Portion – Late: Jan. 7 through 8, 2012, statewide; limit
one deer of either sex on an any-deer permit. Additional antlerless
deer may be taken in select counties on firearms antlerless deer
permits.

· November Portion: Nov. 12 through 22 statewide; limit one deer of
either sex on an any-deer permit. Additional antlerless deer may be
taken in select counties on firearms antlerless deer permits.

· Antlerless Portion: Nov. 23 through Dec. 4 in select counties;
limit one antlerless deer per any-deer or antlerless-deer
permit.

· Muzzleloader Portion: Dec. 17 through 27 statewide, limit one
deer of either sex on an any-deer permit. Additional antlerless
deer may be taken in select counties on firearms antlerless deer
permits.

Deer-hunting regulation changes in effect this year include the
following:

· Boundaries of the Kansas City and Columbia/Jefferson City urban
zones have been adjusted to better define where increased
opportunities for antlerless harvest are desirable and to give
hunters and landowners the ability to effectively manage local deer
populations. The portion of Platte County north of Highway 92 has
been removed from the Kansas City Urban Deer Zone this year. The
Columbia/Jefferson City Urban Deer Zone has been slightly reduced
in size on the south side.

· The Early Youth Portion of Firearms Deer Season will take place
one week later this year to reduce conflicts with the Halloween
holiday. Public comments played a direct role in this
adjustment.

· Holders of concealed carry weapon permits and qualified active or
retired law enforcement officers may carry those weapons while
archery hunting.

· The Antler Point Restriction (APR) will now apply to the northern
portion of Platte County not included in the Kansas City urban
zone. This adjustment is supported by landowners and sportsmen.
This change is also consistent with the application of APR in other
urban zones.

· Unlimited Archery Antlerless Permits are now available in
Bollinger, Madison and Wayne counties.

New regulations are in effect on some MDC areas. Regulations for
all conservation areas that allow deer hunting are in the 2011 Fall
Deer & Turkey Hunting Regulations and Information booklet,
available from permit vendors, MDC offices or at
www.missouriconservation.org.

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