Call 1-800-392-1111 to report poaching and arson
Missouri residents with a conservation ID number may apply September 1-18 for our managed waterfowl hunts.
Get more information on hours, limits, and allowed methods.
Get more information on regulations, hours, limits, and where to hunt.
Three species are most commonly found in Missouri.
Download maps and find nearby Conservation Areas, Accesses, Offices, and Nature Centers
Find out more about regulations, seasons, permits, and more.
From August 15 through January 15, visit Managed Hunt Drawing Results. Be prepared to enter your Conservation number when you check the drawing results.
Limited funding is currently available in many of our community funding programs.
Permit Auto-Renewal Service (Auto-Renewal) will allow a customer to enroll eligible permits in a service that will automatically renew their permits prior to the start of the next season or permit year.
Deer Hunting Essentials
Recognize Your Catch
What can you catch in Missouri’s waters? Here’s our most common game and non-game fish.
Looking for a place to fish? Check the statewide map.
Find fishing events near you.
Check to see what's in season.
Hunter Education and Skills Training
Planting & Care Resources for Your Property
Use native trees and shrubs to improve wildlife habitat and soil and water conservation on your land.
Tips on transporting and storing seedlings, plus instructions for planting by hand or with a machine.
From tree selection and planting to pruning guidelines, this section covers everything you need to know to take care of your backyard trees.
Did you know that most tree problems result from a combination of factors?
Learn More About the Department
Learn how the Conservation Commission is appointed, what they are responsible for, and who the current Commissioners are.
Watch a live stream of the next Conservation Commission meeting.
We help make Missouri a great place to live. We conserve and protect our state's great outdoors.
Our mission is to protect and manage the fish, forest, and wildlife resources of the state; to facilitate and provide opportunity for all citizens to use, enjoy, and learn about these resources.
Our monthly publication about conservation in Missouri--free to all residents.
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We protect and manage the fish, forest, and wildlife of the state. We facilitate and provide opportunity for all citizens to use, enjoy, and learn about these resources.