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During the Missouri Muzzleloader Hunting Season, muzzleloading with a cap and ball must have a .40 caliber or larger and capable of firing only a single projectile at one discharge; in-lines and scopes are allowed. Multiple-barrel muzzleloading or cap and ball firearms and/or larger, are allowed and may be carried in addition to a muzzleloading or cap and ball rifle.

Missouri Muzzleloader Hunting Season

2017 – 2018 FALL DEER HUNTING DATES

Archery Deer: Sept. 15 through Nov. 10 and Nov. 22 through Jan. 15, 2018

Firearms Deer Early Youth Portion: Oct. 28 and 29

Firearms Deer November Portion: Nov. 11 – 21

Firearms Deer Late Youth Portion: Nov. 24 – 26

Firearms Deer Antlerless Portion: Dec. 1 – 3

Firearms Deer Alternative Methods Portion: Dec. 23 through Jan. 2, 2018

Missouri Muzzleloader Hunting Season

Missouri Muzzleloader Hunting Season Regulations

 

Hours

One-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset

Notes

The season limit is one antlered deer for all portions of the firearms deer season.

If you want to take additional antlered deer, you must hunt on an archer’s hunting permit during the archery deer season or in a managed hunt where antlered deer can be taken.

An antler-point restriction applies in some counties –

In summer, they are reddish-brown to tan above; the winter the colors are grayish to grayish brown. Fawns are reddish, brown or reddish-yellow spotted with white; they lose their spots and acquire uniform coloration at 3–5 months of age. Antlers normally occur only in males and are formed and shed each year. Antler growth starts in April or May. During the growth period, the soft skin and short hair covering the antlers have a plushlike quality, giving this stage the name of “velvet.” The white-tailed deer is aptly named because the white undersurface of its flaglike tail is about all that we see in the fleeting glimpse we get as it bounds across an opening in the woods.

 

One-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset

Notes

The season limit is one antlered deer for all portions of the firearms deer season.

If you want to take additional antlered deer, you must hunt on an archer’s hunting permit during the archery deer season or in a managed hunt where antlered deer can be taken.

An antler-point restriction applies in some counties.

This information is subject to change, for more information visit: http://mdc.mo.gov/

Have Missouri Muzzleloader Hunting Season Questions?

Muzzleloader Hunting season is the best time to shoot the biggest deer before they are spooked by the regular gun season. If you are new to muzzleloaders or would like more information on your states muzzleloader hunting regulations make sure to give us a call. Knight Rifles is focused on promoting black powder hunting in all states across the USA and can help you determine when your particular states hunting season starts. If you have questions about Missouri Muzzleloader Hunting Season, please call us at 1-866-518-4181 or email us at sales@knightrifles.com.

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