Pheasant Regulations

Valid Permits

  • Daily Small Game Hunting Permit
  • Hunting and Fishing Permit
  • Small Game Hunting Permit

Season & Limits


Area: Northern Zone
Primary Season: Sat, 11/01/2014 - Thu, 01/15/2015
Daily Limit: 2
Possession Limit: 4

Area: Southeast Zone
Primary Season: Mon, 12/01/2014 - Fri, 12/12/2014
Daily Limit: 1
Possession Limit: 1

Area: Northern Zone
Primary Season: Sat, 10/25/2014 - Sun, 10/26/2014
Daily Limit: 2
Possession Limit: 4

Additional Information

Only male pheasants may be taken. A foot or fully feathered head must be left attached to pheasants during transportation and storage. No pheasant may be in the immediate possession of persons while hunting other wildlife in counties or portions of counties closed to pheasant hunting.

North Zone: Open north of Interstate 70, and also in the portion of St. Charles County south of Interstate 70.

Southeast Zone: Dunklin, New Madrid, Pemiscot and Stoddard counties

Youth-only season in North Zone

Youth-only season open to youth age 6 through 15. Youths who are not hunter-ed certified must hunt in the immediate presence of a properly licensed adult; however, the adult may not hunt pheasants.

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