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2015 Missouri Youth Deer Hunting Season to begin

(Source: Don Frazier/KFVS) (Source: Don Frazier/KFVS)
MISSOURI (KFVS) -

It's that time of the year when Missouri youth can test their hunting skills during the 2015, Missouri deer hunting weekends.

According to the Missouri Department of Conservation, dates for this year's early youth hunt weekend are Saturday, October 31 through Sunday, November 1 and January 2-3, 2016.

Shooting hours include: One half hour before sunrise to one half hour after sunset.

Boys and girls must be at least six years of age and no older than 15 on opening day of the early youth hunt.

Antler point restrictions do not apply for youth anywhere in Missouri during the 2015, special youth hunt weekends. All youth hunters and their adult mentors must wear a hunter orange hat and shirt, vest or coat. Only one deer may be taken during this youth hunt. If a youth hunter has more than one permit they should use the additional permit(s) during the regular firearms, alternative methods or later youth season.

There are many options: centerfire pistol, centerfire rifle, shotgun with slugs, muzzleloader, longbow, recurve bow, crossbow or atlatl.

For more information, you can click here.

Be safe and enjoy your hunt.

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