Early Antlerless Deer Season Coming to Some Missouri Counties

The Missouri Department of Conservation will have an early firearms antlerless deer season October 6-8 in designated counties.

This new season will allow hunters to harvest antlerless deer prior to the regular November firearms season in counties where the overall deer population has grown in recent years.

MDC reminds hunters that four northwest Missouri counties are not included and open for hunting during the early antlerless season.

Those counties include Andrew, Atchison, Holt, and Nodaway.

These same counties will also be closed during the late firearms antlerless portion of deer season, December 2-10.

Many counties in northwest Missouri have a limit of four firearms antlerless permits per hunter for all firearms deer hunting season portions combined.

DeKalb, Clinton, and Buchanan counties have a limit of two firearms antlerless permits per hunter.

Hunters in Andrew, Holt, and Nodaway counties may fill one firearms antlerless permit.

Firearms antlerless permits may not be used in Atchison County.

For more information, call MDC’s Northwest Regional Office in St. Joseph at 816-271-3100.