The Missouri Department of Conservation has approved dates for 2017 turkey and deer hunting seasons.

At its Dec. 16 meeting in Jefferson City, the commission approved recommendations from the Missouri Department of Conservation.

SPRING TURKEY HUNTING

• Youth: April 8-9.

• Regular season: April 17 – May 7.

FALL TURKEY HUNTING

• Archery: Sept. 15 – Nov. 10 and Nov. 22 through Jan. 15, 2018.

• Firearms: Oct. 1-31.

FALL DEER HUNTING

• Archery: Sept. 15 – Nov. 10 and Nov. 22 through Jan. 15, 2018.

• Early youth firearms: Oct. 28-29.

• Firearms: Nov. 11-21.

• Late youth firearms: Nov. 24-26.

• Firearms anterless: Dec. 1-3.

• Firearms alternative methods: Dec. 23 – 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 before the related seasons where permits are sold.

For more information on deer and turkey hunting, visit mdc.mo.gov and click on Hunting/Trapping on the homepage.

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