Antlerless Deer Hunting County Restrictions

Antlerless Permits

Archery antlerless permits can be used during the archery deer season in open counties. Firearm antlerless permits can be used during all portions of firearms deer season. However, some areas are closed to firearms hunting during the antlerless portion.

How many Archery Antlerless Permits can you fill?

Hunters may purchase and fill any number of Archery Antlerless Deer Hunting Permits during the archery deer season in all counties BUT:  Dunklin, Mississippi, New Madrid, and Pemiscot counties.

Missouri counties (in orange) where any number of archery antlerless deer permits can be used.

Missouri map showing counties where hunters can fill antlerless archery permits

How Many Firearms Antlerless Permits Can You Fill?

You may purchase as many antlerless permits as you want, but each county or county section has a limit on the number of antlerless permits you may fill. Resident landowners with at least 75 acres may harvest additional antlerless deer using no-cost Resident Landowner Firearms Antlerless Deer Hunting Permits.

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Firearms Antlerless Permits Map

  • Counties in white: During firearms season, antlerless deer may be taken only on an any-deer permit or a landowner antlerless deer hunting permit: Atchison, Butler, Carter, Dunklin, Iron, Mississippi, New Madrid, Pemiscot, Scott, and Wayne.
  • Counties in brown: You may fill one firearms antlerless deer hunting permit in these counties or county sections during firearms deer season (all portions combined): Andrew, Bates, Bollinger, Buchanan, Caldwell, Clinton, DeKalb, Dent, Douglas, Gentry, Henry, Holt, Jasper, Madison, Maries, Nodaway, Phelps, Ray, Reynolds, Shannon, Stoddard, Texas, and VernonResident landowners with at least 75 acres may harvest additional antlerless deer using no-cost Resident Landowner Firearms Antlerless Deer Hunting Permits.
  • Counties in blue: You may fill two firearms antlerless deer hunting permits in these counties or county sections during firearms deer season (all portions combined). Resident landowners with at least 75 acres may harvest additional antlerless deer using no-cost Resident Landowner Firearms Antlerless Deer Hunting Permits. Adair, Audrain, Barry, Barton, Benton, Boone, Callaway, Camden, Cape Girardeau, Carroll, Cass, Chariton, Christian, Cedar, Clark, Clay, Crawford, Cole, Cooper, Dade, Dallas, Daviess, Franklin, Gasconade, Greene, Grundy, Harrison, Hickory, Howard, Howell, Jackson, Jefferson, Johnson, Knox, Laclede, Lafayette, Lawrence, Lewis, Lincoln, Linn, Livingston, Macon, Marion, McDonald, Mercer, Miller, Moniteau, Monroe, Montgomery, Morgan, Newton, Oregon, Osage, Ozark, Perry, Pettis, Pike, the portion of Platte County included in the Kansas City urban zone, Polk, Pulaski, Putnam, Ralls, Randolph, Ripley, Saline, Schuyler, Scotland, Shelby, St. Charles, St. Clair, St. Francois, St. Louis, Ste. Genevieve, Stone, Sullivan, Taney, Warren, Washington, Webster, Worth, and Wright.

Antlerless Portion of the Firearms Season

Firearms hunting is allowed only in counties shaded blue or orange in the map below. Areas in white are closed to firearms hunting during the antlerless portion.

Map showing counties where antlerless portion of firearms deer season is allowed.

Firearms Antlerless Portion Map

Counties closed to firearms hunting during the antlerless portion: Andrew, Atchison, Butler, Carter, Dunklin, Holt, Iron, Mississippi, New Madrid,  Nodaway, Pemiscot, Reynolds, Scott, Stoddard, and Wayne.