Brunswick Hunting Seasons

The Brunswick area offers hunting and trapping of a wide range of species throughout the year. Before you hunt, make sure you buy your Missouri hunting permits and you know the regulations. You can check the weather for hunting here.

Hunting | Mark Ramsey Photography | Brunswick MO
Photo courtesy of Mark Ramsey, Mark Ramsey Photography

All photos below are courtesy of the Missouri Department of Conservation with a relevant link by species.

January 1-31, 2018

Badger Hunting & Trapping
https://huntfish.mdc.mo.gov/huntfish/seasons/badger

Badger photo, courtesy Missouri Department of Conservation
January 1 – March 31, 2018

Beaver Trapping
https://huntfish.mdc.mo.gov/hunting-trapping/species/beaver

Beaver photo, courtesy Missouri Department of Conservation
January 1 – December 31, 2018

Coyote Trapping
https://huntfish.mdc.mo.gov/hunting-trapping/species/coyote

Coyote photo, courtesy Missouri Department of Conservation
January 1 – March 3, 2018

Crow Hunting
American Black Crow
https://huntfish.mdc.mo.gov/hunting-trapping/species/crow

Crow photo, courtesy Missouri Department of Conservation
November 10 – November 20, 2018

Deer Hunting; Firearms
White-Tailed Deer
https://huntfish.mdc.mo.gov/hunting-trapping/species/deer

Deer photo, courtesy Missouri Department of Conservation
October 27-28 – November 23-25, 2018

Deer Hunting; Firearms
Youth 6-15
White-Tailed Deer
https://huntfish.mdc.mo.gov/hunting-trapping/species/deer

Deer photo, courtesy Missouri Department of Conservation
December 22, 2018 – January 1, 2019

Deer Hunting; Firearms, Alternative Methods
White-Tailed Deer
https://huntfish.mdc.mo.gov/hunting-trapping/species/deer

Deer photo, courtesy Missouri Department of Conservation
November 30- December 2, 2018

Deer Hunting; Firearms, Antlerless
White-Tailed Deer
https://huntfish.mdc.mo.gov/hunting-trapping/species/deer

Deer photo, courtesy Missouri Department of Conservation
January 1-31, 2018

Fox Hunting
Red & Gray Foxes
https://huntfish.mdc.mo.gov/hunting-trapping/species/fox

Red Fox photo, courtesy Missouri Department of Conservation
June 30 – October 15, 2018

Frog Hunting & Fishing
American & Green Frog
https://huntfish.mdc.mo.gov/hunting-trapping/species/frog

Bullfrog photo, courtesy Missouri Department of Conservation
January 1 – February 6, 2018

Goose Hunting
Brant, Canadian, Greater White-Fronted & Light Geese
https://huntfish.mdc.mo.gov/huntfish/seasons/brant-geese

Canada Goose photo by Jim Rathert, courtesy Missouri Department of Conservation
May 7 – December 15, 2018

Groundhog Hunting & Trapping
https://huntfish.mdc.mo.gov/hunting-trapping/species/groundhog

Groundhog photo by David Stonner, courtesy Missouri Department of Conservation
January 1 – February 20, 2018

Muskrat Trapping
https://huntfish.mdc.mo.gov/hunting-trapping/species/muskrat

Muskrat photo, courtesy Missouri Department of Conservation
Opossum photo, courtesy Missouri Department of Conservation
January 1 – February 20, 2018

Otter Trapping
River Otter
https://huntfish.mdc.mo.gov/hunting-trapping/species/otter

River Otter photo, courtesy Missouri Department of Conservation
October 27-28, 2018

Quail Hunting
Youth 6-15
https://huntfish.mdc.mo.gov/hunting-trapping/species/quail

Quail photo, courtesy Missouri Department of Conservation
January 1 – February 15, 2018

Rabbit Hunting & Trapping
Eastern Cottontail Rabbit
https://huntfish.mdc.mo.gov/hunting-trapping/species/rabbit

Rabbit photo, courtesy Missouri Department of Conservation
January 1-31, 2018

Raccoon Hunting & Trapping
https://huntfish.mdc.mo.gov/hunting-trapping/species/raccoon

Raccoon photo, courtesy Missouri Department of Conservation
January 1 – February 15, 2018

Squirrel Hunting & Trapping
Eastern Gray & Fox Squirrel
https://huntfish.mdc.mo.gov/hunting-trapping/species/squirrel

Grey Squirrel photo, courtesy Missouri Department of Conservation
January 1-31, 2018

Striped Skunk Hunting & Trapping
Striped & Eastern Spotted Skunk
https://huntfish.mdc.mo.gov/hunting-trapping/species/striped-skunk

Skunk photo, courtesy Missouri Department of Conservation
October 27-28 November 23-25, 2018

Turkey Hunting (Fall) Firearms
Youth 6-15
https://huntfish.mdc.mo.gov/hunting-trapping/species/turkey

Turkey photo, courtesy Missouri Department of Conservation
October 1 – October 31, 2018

Turkey Hunting (Fall)
– Firearms
https://huntfish.mdc.mo.gov/hunting-trapping/species/turkey

Turkey photo, courtesy Missouri Department of Conservation
April 16 – May 6, 2018

Turkey Hunting (Spring)
https://huntfish.mdc.mo.gov/hunting-trapping/species/turkey

Turkey photo, courtesy Missouri Department of Conservation
April 7-8, 2018

Turkey Hunting (Spring)
Youth 6-15
https://huntfish.mdc.mo.gov/hunting-trapping/species/turkey

Turkey photo, courtesy Missouri Department of Conservation

Swan Lake National Wildlife Refuge

Swan Lake National Wildlife Refuge, a designated Important Bird Area for Missouri and primary wintering area for Canada geese, is less than 20 miles from Brunswick and two miles south of Sumner.

The US Fish & Wildlife Service manages the 10,795-acre refuge for migratory waterfowl – with over 240 avian species observed residing on or passing through – and provides a natural habitat for neo-tropical migrating bird species.

Swan Lake National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1937 by Franklin D. Roosevelt through Executive Order 7563. Thereafter, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service purchased the land, and the Civilian Conservation Corps created the wetlands and initiated the refuge farming program.

The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service maintains up-to-date information about Swan Lake and its wildlife and habitat.

Swan Lake National Wildlife Refuge
16194 Swan Lake Ave
Sumner, MO 64681
660-856-3323
SwanLake@fws.gov

March 1 – last weekend in October
Sunrise to sunset

Off-Season
Open for special tours, events & hunting

Waterfowl at Sunset photo courtesy of Mark Ramsey
Waterfowl at Sunset photo courtesy of Mark Ramsey

Area Hunting Lodges

Interested parties can book multi-day hunting trip packages with hunting lodges in the vicinity of Swan Lake. Packages include accommodations and meals; check with the lodge for additional amenities.

Habitat Flats
14585 Highway E
Sumner, MO 64681
660-973-3805

tonyvandemore@hotmail.com
www.habitatflats.com/
www.facebook.com/habitatflats/

Lost Quarter Farms
200 Brunswick Street
Mendon, MO 64660
Lodge: 660-272-­3288 (October – December)
Cell: 660-­553-­1344

www.lostquarterfarms.com
www.facebook.com/lostquarterfarms/