Missouri deer and turkey hunting dates set for 2017-18

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. The fall seasons have just ended, and Missouri hunters now can mark their calendars for next year.

The Missouri Conservation Commission approved recommendations by the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) for 2017-2018 turkey-hunting and deer-hunting season dates.

2017 SPRING TURKEY HUNTING DATES
• Youth Portion: April 8 and 9
• Regular Turkey Season: April 17 through May 7

2017-2018 FALL TURKEY HUNTING DATES
• Archery Season: Sept. 15 through Nov. 10 and Nov. 22 through Jan. 15, 2018.
• Firearms Turkey Season: Oct. 1 - 31

2017 – 2018 FALL DEER HUNTING DATES
• Archery Deer: Sept. 15 through Nov. 10 and Nov. 22 through Jan. 15, 2018
• Firearms Deer Early Youth Portion: Oct. 28 and 29
• Firearms Deer November Portion: Nov. 11 - 21
• Firearms Deer Late Youth Portion: Nov. 24 - 26
• Firearms Deer Antlerless Portion: Dec. 1 - 3
• Firearms Deer Alternative Methods Portion: Dec. 23 through Jan. 2, 2018

Details on hunting regulations, harvest limits, allowed methods, required permits, and other related information will be available in the Department’s “2017 Spring Turkey Hunting Regulations and Information” booklet and the “2017 Fall Deer & Turkey Hunting
Regulations and Information” booklet. Both will be available prior to the related seasons where permits are sold.