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Hunting in Missouri: 3 Animals To Hunt Year-Round

By    |   Saturday, 30 May 2015 11:16 PM

Most of the animals that are eligible for hunting in Missouri year-round fall under either the nuisance or invasive category since most other desirable hunting animals do have closed seasons. However, hunters that also like to fish should keep in mind that there are dozens of fish that are eligible to be caught year-round in the “Show-Me State,” so stocking up on fishing supplies might not be a bad idea.

Here are three animals that can be hunted year-round in Missouri:
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  1. Feral Pigs - Missouri shares the sentiments of most states that allow for a free-for-all when it comes to feral hogs. These hogs are not native to America and cause all sorts of destruction, especially for those who rely on agriculture for their livelihood. In 2014, Springfield News-Leader newspaper reported that the feral pigs were becoming even more of a problem in Missouri, especially in some southern pockets of the state. “Although the Missouri Department of Conservation discourages anyone from hunting specifically for feral hogs, hunters in the field in search of other game are encouraged to shoot wild hogs when they are encountered,” wrote reporter Fransic Skalicky. Currently, the state is focused on strategic hunting and trapping efforts by Missouri state and federal employees.
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  3. Coyotes - The Wildlife Code of Missouri classifies this animal as both a furbearer and game animal, with a year-round open season that imposes limitations only during the month of April, when coyotes have to be taken only using the same methods that spring turkey hunters use, which means the use of shotguns larger than No. 4, those holding more than three shells, rifles, pistols, or sighting devices are prohibited. 

  4. Birds - While most birds are protected by the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, two birds do not fall under its protection: pigeons and starlings. Both of these animals are considered nuisance animals and can be killed. Hunters are encouraged to check with local regulations before shooting firearms at these birds, especially since they are often found in populated areas.
This article is for information only. Please check current regulations before hunting.

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