Fall Firearms Turkey Season

Dates: Oct. 1–31, 2014

Location: All counties except Dunklin, McDonald, Mississippi, New Madrid, Newton, Pemiscot, and Scott (see map below)

Shooting Hours: One-half hour before sunrise to sunset

Limits: Two turkeys of either sex. Both may be taken on the same day.

Allowed Methods

  • Shotguns (including .410) with shot not larger than No. 4
  • Longbows, compound bows, and recurve bows of any draw weight
  • Hand-held string-releasing devices
  • Illuminated sights, scopes, and quickpoint sights
  • Atlatls

Prohibited Methods

  • Shotguns capable of holding more than three shells in magazine and chamber combined
  • Shot larger than No. 4 (in use or possession)
  • A bow fastened to a stock or other device that maintains the bow in a drawn position
  • Any sighting device that casts a beam of light on the game
  • Use of electronic calls, electronically activated calls, live decoys, bait, or dogs
  • Anyone hunting turkeys during the fall firearms turkey season may not be in possession of both a firearm and a bow. Some exceptions apply. See 3 CSR 10-7.455 of the Wildlife Code of Missouri.

Valid Permits

Resident Fall Firearms Turkey Hunting Permit

For two turkeys during fall firearms turkey season

Age 16 and older . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $13
Age 6–15 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $6.50

Nonresident Fall Firearms Turkey Hunting Permit

For two turkeys during fall firearms turkey season

Age 16 and older . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$110
Age 6–15 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $6.50

Resident Landowner Fall Firearms Turkey Hunting Permit

For two turkeys during fall firearms turkey season

Age 6 and older . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .No-cost

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Conservation makes Missouri a great place to hunt and fish.

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