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Hunting, Trapping, & Fishing
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Permits
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Recreation
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Landowners
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MDC created the Missouri Outdoor Recreational Access Program (MRAP) to increase outdoor recreational opportunities on private land. Under this program, MDC provides annual incentive payments to private landowners who open their land for public recreational activities such as hunting, fishing, and wildlife viewing.

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Habitat Hints

Get valuable information to improve habitat on your property.

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Alternatives to doing business in person with MDC.

Rather than travel to an MDC location, consider the following online options.

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Hunting & Fishing Permits

Buy permits online and apply for landowner permits online.
Buy permits

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Online Hunter Education

Take the skills portion online, or Missouri residents 16 years of age and older can complete the entire program online.

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Virtual Programs

Attend a variety of programs virtually from the comfort of your home.
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Watch a Commission Meeting

The Conservation Commission offers live streaming of all commission meetings to make it easier to learn about key conservation topics.
Watch a meeting
 

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Online Nature Shop

Purchase for-sale publications and the natural events calendar. 
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Magazine Subscriptions

Subscribe to receive the Missouri Conservationist and Xplor magazines in your mailbox or via email.

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MDC Public Contacts

Talk with a conservation agent, biologist, forester, or other public contact.
Search for contacts by county

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Latest Nature's Calling

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Nature's Calling - Turtles on Roads, Keeping Wildlife Wild, and Snakes (June 2024)
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Our Magazines

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Xplor Front Cover July 2024
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Xplor reconnects kids to nature and helps them find adventure in their own backyard. Free to residents of Missouri.

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Missouri Conservationist front cover
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A monthly publication about conservation in Missouri. Started in 1938, the printed magazine is free to residents of Missouri.

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