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Missouri Waterfowl Hunting

Season/Zone Dates Notes
Duck & Coot
North
Oct 31 – Dec 29
Youth: Oct 24 – 25
North of a line consisting of I-70, then north and east along MO-47, and east along MO-79 to the state line
Duck & Coot
Middle
Nov 7 – Jan 5
Youth: Oct 31 – Nov 1
Remainder of the state between the North and South zones
Duck & Coot
South
Nov 26 – Jan 24
Youth: Nov 21 – 22
South of a line east from the state line along Missouri M until MO-71, then north until MO-54. West along MO-54, then south on MO-65, then east on MO-32 & MO-72, then south and east on Rte 21 to MO-60, then southeast on MO-51 & MO-53. East along MO-62 then north and east on Rte 25 until Rte 74 to the state line.
Teal Sep 12 – Sep 27 Only blue-winged, green-winged and cinnamon teal may be taken
Canada & Brant Goose Oct 3 – Oct 11
Nov 26 – Jan 31
White-fronted Goose Nov 7 – Jan 31
Light Goose Oct 31 – Jan 31
Light Goose Conservation Order Feb 1 – Apr 30 Only Snow, Blue & Ross’s geese may be taken. Unplugged shotguns and electronic calls are permitted.
Youth See per-zone dates above Open to hunters age 15 and younger accompanied by a non-hunting adult (18+). Either the youth must possess a valid Hunter Education Certificate Card or the adult must possess a MO small game hunting permit and be hunter education certified or born before Jan 1, 1967.
Falconry Sep 6 – Sep 21
Feb 10 – Mar 10
Statewide, in addition to regular seasons

Additional Information

Bag Limit Species/Season Daily Limit
Possession limit: 3 times daily bag limit
Ducks 6, including no more than:

  • 4 mallards (max. 2 females)
  • 3 scaup
  • 3 wood ducks
  • 2 redheads
  • 2 hooded mergansers
  • 2 pintail
  • 2 canvasbacks
  • 1 black duck
  • 1 mottled duck
Coots 15
Teal 6
Canada & Brant Geese 3 (combined)
White-fronted Geese 2
Light Geese 20
Light Goose Conservation Order No bag or possession limits
Falconry Season 3 birds
Hunting Times Season Times
September Teal Sunrise to sunset
Light Goose Conservation Order 1/2 hour before sunrise to 1/2 hour after sunset
All others Until Sep 21: Sunrise to sunset
After Sep 21: 1/2 hour before sunrise to sunset
Arms & Ammo Type Details
Shotgun 10 gauge or smaller, incapable of holding more than three shells
Shot Must be non-toxic