The Wildlife Code of Missouri provides for the taking of wildlife during prescribed hunting and trapping seasons and under other circumstances, such as when wildlife is causing damage to property or when it threatens the safety of humans, livestock or pets.
When you violate the Wildlife Code, the state assesses points against your hunting, trapping or fishing permits. You can lose your hunting, trapping and fishing privileges if you're assessed too many points.
This amendment provides for the sale of only the Virile (or “Northern”) crayfish (Orconectes virilis) for live bait from instate sources. It also corrects the common names of crayfish in the approved Crustaceans list.
Our goal is to adjust regulations in a manner that produces the desired population change (i.e., increase, stabilize, or decrease) and meets the desires of hunters, and ensure recruitment and retention.
MDC protects and manages Missouri's fish, forest, and wildlife resources. We also facilitate your participation in resource-management activities, and we provide opportunities for you to use, enjoy and learn about nature.