Fishing helps kids discover nature, and conserve it too.
Everyone who fishes in Missouri must have the appropriate lifetime, annual, or daily fishing permit, or qualify for an exemption. Browse Missouri fishing permit rules and obligations.
Try Missouri fishing without having to buy a permit or tackle the Saturday and Sunday following the first Monday in June.
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.