Missouri Hunting and Trapping Seasons for Various Species

Bobcat Season

  • Bobcat (Hunting/Trapping): November 15, 2023 - February 29, 2024
  • Note: Bobcat pelts must be registered or tagged. There is no limit on the number of bobcats that can be harvested.

Coyote Season

  • Coyote (Hunting): January 1, 2023 - December 31, 2023
  • Coyote (Trapping): November 15, 2023 - February 29, 2024

Beaver Season

  • Beaver and Nutria (Trapping): November 15, 2023 - March 31, 2024

Badger Season

  • Badger (Hunting and Trapping): November 15, 2023 - January 31, 2024

Fox Season

  • Fox (Red): November 15, 2023 - January 31, 2024
  • Fox (Gray): November 15, 2023 - January 31, 2024
  • Note: There is no limit on the number of foxes that can be harvested.

General Notes and Regulations

  • All hunters and trappers must adhere to Missouri's wildlife regulations, including licensing, tagging, and reporting requirements.
  • Each species has specific regulations for the humane and sustainable taking of wildlife. Hunters and trappers are encouraged to familiarize themselves with these before participating in the season.
  • For all species, it's crucial to practice ethical hunting and trapping methods, ensuring the conservation and responsible management of Missouri's wildlife populations.

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