Groundhog Regulations

Valid Permits

  • Daily Small Game Hunting Permit
  • Nonresident Archer's Hunting
  • Nonresident Small Game Hunting Permit
  • Archer's Hunting
  • Hunting and Fishing Permit
  • Small Game Hunting Permit

Season & Limits

Groundhog

Primary Season: Mon, 05/12/2014 - Mon, 12/15/2014
Daily Limit: Any number
Possession Limit: Any number

Additional Information

Groundhog pelts can be possessed and sold throughout the year.

Use of Cage-type Traps

In addition to prescribed hunting methods, you may take groundhogs, squirrels and rabbits with a cage-type trap at any hour during the species' open hunting season if you possess a hunting permit. 

The cage-type trap must: 

  • be labeled with your full name and address
  • be attended daily, and
  • have an opening 144 square inches or smaller
Detailed Regulations: 
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http://mdc.mo.gov/node/10816