Thu. Apr 18th, 2024


New Hunting Seasons Added For Portions Of The Lake Area

Dates for Deer and Turkey hunting in the Show Me State are now out for the 2023-2024 season.

According to the Missouri Department of Conservation, there will be 2 new hunting seasons added to the existing list…including a Firearms Season for Deer with Chronic Wasting Disease during November.

That area includes a portion of the Lake of the Ozarks within Camden, Hickory, Laclede and Pulaski Counties.

They’re also adding a new Firearms season for early Antlerless Deer during October.


Official dates:

2023 Spring and Fall Turkey Hunting

  • Spring Youth Portion: April 1 – 2
  • Regular Spring Turkey Season: April 17 through May 7
  • Fall Firearms Turkey Season: Oct. 1 – 31

2023 – 2024 Archery Deer and Turkey Hunting

  • Sep. 15 through Nov. 10 and Nov. 22 through Jan. 15, 2024

2023 – 2024 Firearms Deer Hunting

  • Firearms Early Antlerless Portion: Oct. 6-8 (in open counties)
  • Firearms Early Youth Portion: Oct. 28-29
  • Firearms November Portion: Nov. 11-21
  • Firearms CWD Portion: Nov. 22-26 (in open counties)
  • Firearms Late Youth Portion: Nov. 24-26
  • Firearms Late Antlerless Portion: Dec. 2-10 (in open counties)
  • Firearms Alternative Methods Portion: Dec. 23 – Jan. 2, 2024


CWD Zones…

Reporter Webmaster