Common questions

Do you need a license to bow hunt in Missouri?

Do you need a license to bow hunt in Missouri?

Missouri residents age 15 or under may hunt wildlife (except deer or turkey) without a permit if they have a hunter education card. Youth who do not have a hunter education card must hunt in the immediate presence of a licensed adult hunter. The adult hunter must have a hunter education card.

Can you bow hunt in Missouri?

Crossbows are legal for everyone during all firearms hunting and archery seasons. Longbows, recurve bows, and compound bows are legal during all firearms hunting seasons.

How many acres do you need to bow hunt in Missouri?

Hunting or discharging a firearm or bow requires a single 3 acre (or more) parcel of land.

Do you have to wear orange when bow hunting in Missouri?

MDC reminds hunters of the mandatory hunter orange requirements ahead of the 2020 fall firearms deer season Nov. 14-24. Hunters must wear a hunter orange hat and a hunter orange vest, shirt, or coat that is visible from all sides.

Can you bow hunt in Missouri without a hunter safety course?

Missouri does not require education. You can take this course if you plan on bowhunting in states that require certification. You must be at least 16 years old to take this online course.

Can you bow hunt in city limits in Missouri?

Can you hunt in the city limits of Liberty? Bow and arrow hunting of deer and vermin control within portions of the city consisting of five acres or more of unplatted land is permitted only with a conventional bow and arrow during state hunting season with permission of the landowner.

Can a felon own a bow and arrow in Missouri?

In 2008, the Missouri legislature altered the laws in regard to convicted felons and firearms. However, convicted felons, once released, are legally allowed to own and operate bows and arrows for the purpose of hunting.

Is a salt block considered baiting in Missouri?

Mineral blocks, including salt, are not considered bait. MDC notes that mineral and salt blocks are not allowed on conservation areas and in a CWD zone. While it is legal to hunt over a harvested crop field, it is illegal to add grain or other crops, such as apples, to the field after it has been harvested.

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