Get MDC’s new Migratory Bird and Waterfowl Hunting Digest for the 2019-2020 hunting season where permits are sold and online at huntfish.mdc.mo.gov/hunting-trapping/regulations/migratory-bird-and-waterfowl-hunting-digest.
The Missouri Department of Conservation’s (MDC) new Migratory Bird and Waterfowl Hunting Digest for the 2019-2020 hunting season is now available where permits are sold and online at huntfish.mdc.mo.gov/hunting-trapping/regulations/migratory-bird-and-waterfowl-hunting-digest.
The handy, free guide has detailed information on needed permits and duck-stamp requirements, hunting seasons and limits, hunting areas, regulations, and more.
New points of note for the upcoming season include:
• Nontoxic shot is now required for hunting doves on 20 conservation areas that have intensive dove hunting.
• Sixteen conservation areas have been added to the existing list of areas where nontoxic shot is required for all hunting with a shotgun.
• Only one pintail is allowed in the daily bag limit this season.
• Duck season will now close in the South Zone on January 31.
• Changes have been made to the waterfowl reservation system and the morning drawing at managed waterfowl-hunting areas.
• Due to spring flooding, some conservation areas may have sections closed for repair and/or have reduced habitat for dove and waterfowl hunting.
Migratory bird hunting opens September 1 for dove, rail, and snipe, and October 15 for woodcock. Teal season opens September 7. Youth waterfowl hunting days are October 26-27 in the North and Middle Zones, and November 23-24 in the South Zone. Duck season opens November 2 for the North Zone, November 9 for the Middle Zone, and November 28 for the South Zone. Regular goose season opens November 11.
Buy Missouri hunting permits from numerous vendors around the state online at huntfish.mdc.mo.gov/permits, or through MDC’s free MO Hunting app, available for download through Google Play or the App Store.