Brody Buttress, son of Dr. Bryan & Jeannine Buttress of Texas County Veterinarian Clinic, with his first buck, a nine-point. Brody was hunting with his grandpa, J.R., of Summersville. 

Attention hunters. The Missouri Conservation Commission has approved dates for the 2019 turkey and deer hunting seasons.

The Missouri Department of Conservation made the recommendations at its Dec. 14 meeting. Here are the dates:

Spring and fall turkey hunting:

•Spring youth: April 6-7.

•Spring regular season: April 15 through May 5.

•Fall firearms: Oct. 1 – 31.

Archery deer and turkey hunting:

•Session 1: Sept. 15 – Nov. 15.

•Session 2: Nov. 27 – Jan. 25, 2010.

Firearms deer hunting:

•Early youth: Nov. 2-3.

•Regular: Nov. 16-26.

•Late youth: Nov. 29 – Dec. 1

•Anterless: Dec. 6-8.

•Alternative methods: Dec. 28 – Jan. 7.

Details on hunting regulations, harvest limits, allowed methods, required permits and other related information will be available in MDC’s “2019 Spring Turkey Hunting Regulations and Information” and MDC’s “2019 Fall Deer & Turkey Hunting Regulations and Information” booklets. Both will be available where permits are sold prior to the related seasons.

Learn more about deer and turkey hunting in Missouri at

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