2012 Archery Deer and Turkey Hunting Regulations
• September 15-November 9, 2012
• November 21, 2012-January 15, 2013
Open statewide, antler-point restrictions apply in some counties, see map on antler-point restrictions in selected counties.
• One-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset
• Resident or Nonresident Archer’s Hunting Permit
• Resident Landowner Archer’s Hunting Permit
• Resident or Nonresident Archery Antlerless Deer Hunting Permit
• Resident Landowner Archery Antlerless Deer Hunting Permit
Hunters may purchase and fill any number of Archery Antlerless Deer Hunting Permits during the archery deer season in all counties BUT: Butler, Carter, Dunklin, Iron, Mississippi, New Madrid, Pemiscot, Reynolds, Scott and Stoddard.
• Two turkeys of either sex. Both may be taken on the same day.
• Using an archer’s hunting permit, two deer, which may be of either sex, provided that before Nov. 10, of the deer taken, only one may be antlered
• Using antlerless permits, any number of antlerless deer in counties where allowed.
Point to remember
• Archers hunting deer or turkey during the archery season may not be in possession of a firearm. Some exceptions apply (See the Wildlife Code).
• Longbows, compound bows or recurve bows of any draw weight
• Atlatls, which are defined as a rod or narrow board-like device used to launch, through a throwing motion of the arm, a dart 5 to 8 feet long
• Hand-held string-releasing devices
• Illuminated sights, scopes and quickpoint sights
• A bow fastened to a stock or other device that maintains the bow in a drawn position
• Any sighting device that casts a beam of light on the game
• Use of dogs, bait, electronic calls, electronically activated calls or live decoys