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Missouri Muzzleloader Hunting Season

Updated as of 4/3/2020 - “Muzzleloading Firearm: Any firearm capable of being loaded only from the muzzle .40 caliber or larger and capable of firing only a single projectile at one discharge. Not capable of being loaded from the breech. In-lines and scopes are allowed."




Muzzleloader Deer Hunts

Hunt No. Zone County Season Dates Mandatory Pre Hunt Orientation
49 Babler SP St. Louis Dec 14th - Dec 15th Yes: Dec 13th
50 Caney Mountain CA Ozark Oct 19th - Oct 20th No
51 Davisdale CA Howard Dec 13th - Dec 15th No
52 Durry-Mincy CA Taney Oct 26th - Oct 27th No
53 Forest 44 CA (See Regs) St. Louis Oct 21st - Oct 22nd Yes: Oct 8th
54 Forest 44 CA St. Louis Nov 11th - Nov 12th No
55 Forest 44 CA St. Louis Nov 25th - Nov 26th No
56 James a Reed WA Jackson Nov 11th - Nov 14th Yes: Nov 11th
57 Mingo NWWR Stoddard/Wayne Dec 7th - Dec 8th Yes: Dec 6th
58 Peck Ranch CA Carter/Shannon Dec 7th - Dec 8th No
59 Whetstone Creek CA Callaway Dec 6th - Dec 8th Yes: Dec 6th



  • Muzzleloaders must load from the muzzle
  • Muzzleloaders must be .40 caliber or larger
  • Muzzleloaders must fire a single projectile
  • Muzzleloaders cannot load from the breech
  • Scopes are legal


This information is subject to change, for more information visit: Missouri Hunting Regulations


Muzzleloader Hunting season is the best for low-pressure hunting and plentiful wildlife. If you are new to muzzleloaders or would like more information on your state's muzzleloader hunting regulations, make sure to give us a call. is focused on promoting black powder hunting in all 50 states and can help you determine when your particular state's hunting season starts. If you have questions about Missouri Muzzleloader Hunting Season, please call us at 1-855-236-5000 or email us at

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