1996 Wildlife Code Changes
Missouri wildlife and fisheries regulations are reviewed annually in order to provide the best sustainable use of fish, forest and wildlife resources. As needs are identified, the Missouri Conservation Commission authorizes regulation changes. This summary highlights some of the changes in the 1996 Wildlife Code of Missouri.
- Permits are now valid from March 1 through the last day of February of the following year, rather than on a calendar basis as in the past. This change is part of the Conservation Department's efforts to streamline the process of buying permits.
- Missourians will be able to purchase new permits in 1996. These include:
- A resident lifetime conservation partner permit that covers all hunting and fishing except deer and turkey hunting. Fee for the permit is $800.
- A resident lifetime fishing permit that covers all fishing, including trout fishing. Fee for the permit is $400.
- A resident lifetime small game hunting permit that covers all small game, including migratory birds, but not deer and turkey. Fee for the permit is $400.
- Lifetime permits are available only from the Conservation Department central office. For an application call
- 1 (800) 392-4114 or write Conservation Department Permits, P.O. Box 180, Jefferson City 65102. Youngsters under 11 years of age may be issued a lifetime permit, but it will not be valid until proof of hunter education certification is obtained.
OTHER NEW PERMITS INCLUDE:
- A resident annual wildlife conservation permit that covers all hunting and fishing, including deer and turkey. Fee for the permit is $70.
- A resident annual all hunting permit that covers all hunting, including migratory birds, deer and turkey. Fee for the permit is $57.
- Other permits will see a small increase in price in 1996. The resident annual hunting and fishing permit ($15), resident fishing permit ($9), resident small game hunting permit ($9), resident firearms deer hunting permit ($11), resident muzzleloading firearms deer hunting permit ($11), resident archer's deer and turkey hunting permit ($15), resident turkey hunting permits ( both spring and fall) ($11 each season) and the resident trapping permit ($10), have all increased by $1.
- Nonresident permits have also increased in price. A nonresident small game hunting permit ($60), a nonresident firearms deer hunting permit ($110) and the nonresident muzzleloading firearms deer hunting permit ($110), have all increased by $10.
- New permits include a trout permit which replaces the trout stamp (remains at $6); a migratory bird hunting permit which replaces the migratory bird harvest information program card ($4) and is required in