Missouri

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

Missouri’s 2021 Hunting Brochure with seasonal dates can be found HERE.

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/

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