The Missouri Conservation Commission has approved the following recommendations on hunting season dates from the Missouri Department of Conservation for the years 2017-2020. The US Fish and Wildlife Service will determine the length of the season, annually. Actual dates will be published annually. The general guidelines for the Missouri South Zone are as follows.
60 Days: A split season that opens on Thanksgiving Day for four days and then closes the number of days necessary to enable the remaining days to extend through the last Sunday in January 45 Days: A split season that opens the Saturday nearest Dec. 10, closes Dec. 20-25, and then reopens from Dec. 26 through the last Sunday in January 30 Days: A split season that opens the Saturday nearest Dec. 15, closes Dec. 19-25, and then reopens from Dec. 26 through the Sunday nearest Jan. 20
This information is published in full at the Missouri Department of Conservation web site.