In 2020 there's some changes coming for some landowners that like to hunt on their own property.

According to the Missouri Department of Conservation, next year will add a few changes for homeowners:

Changes will become effective in 2020, require 20 acres for free deer and turkey permits, stay at five acres for other uses, add discounted permits for nonresident landowners, and add registry.

Starting in 2020, the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) will increase the minimum acreage requirement from five to 20 acres for resident landowners and members of their immediate households to receive free permits for deer and turkey hunting.

Resident landowners with five or more acres and members of their immediate households will continue to be allowed to hunt small game, fish on waters of the state, and trap on their qualifying properties without the need of a permit.

Something new in 2020, MDC will offer discounted deer and turkey hunting permits for nonresident landowners with 75 acres or more in a contiguous tract.

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