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Missouri’s Wildlife Code allows hunters to use crossbow equipment during all firearms hunting seasons (except during turkey and muzzleloading deer seasons).

  • The hunter must have a hunter-education certification card to purchase permits and hunt, unless otherwise exempt due to age, apprentice hunter authorization, or a developmental disability exemption.
  • During archery and/or turkey seasons, any individual who physically cannot use a bow or firearm may hunt with a crossbow after applying for and receiving a medical exemption to use a crossbow.
  • To apply for the medical exemption, complete the MDC Hunting Method Exemption, Physician’s Statement of Eligibility. This form is available on the MDC website or at any MDC office.