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First, Youth Deer and Turkey Hunting Permits are going away. They will be replaced by regular deer and turkey permits, but sold at half price to youths who qualify. MDC says, "...young hunters – whether residents or nonresidents – will be able to buy regular firearms deer hunting permits at half the price paid by adult Missouri residents. Youth Deer and Turkey Hunting Permits purchased during the 2009 spring turkey season will remain valid for the fall firearms deer and turkey seasons."
I personally like this change. I found that many license vendors were confused under the previous system. Having one type of license that works for everyone will be much simpler.
The other reminder is that August 15 is the MDC deadline for applying for managed hunts.
You can get additional information by visiting the Missouri Department of Conservation website. For additional information on deer and turkey hunting, visit Family-Outdoor Hunting Tips.