Waterfowl

Managed Waterfowl Draw Reservations

Some of the best public waterfowl hunting opportunities are found on the Department’s 15 intensively-managed wetlands and these areas have draw procedures in place to allocate limited hunting opportunities.

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Archery - Deer Season

Starts Sept 15th through Nov 13th

Get more information on hours, limits, and allowed methods.

Turkey

Starts Sept 15th through Nov 13th

Archery - Turkey Season

Get more information on hours, limits, and allowed methods

dove

Sep 01 - Nov 29

Dove Season

Get more information on regulations, hours, limits, and where to hunt.

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Discover Nature Schools

Explore the Missouri National Archery in the Schools Program. Review grant opportunities, free teacher workshops, and other conservation-related classroom resources and programs.  

Fall Color

Fall Color

Updates Run September–November

Predicting the peak of fall color can be difficult. Missouri is blessed with a great variety of trees, shrubs, and vines.

Covid-19 virus

Read the latest responses and actions taken by MDC during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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MDC is asking Missouri turkey hunters to save and share feathers from the wild turkeys they harvest this fall as part of a new research project to help improve wild turkey management in Missouri.

Hunter Safety

Hunter education is required to purchase a firearms hunting permit in Missouri. Get more information about the details on hunter education requirements.

Deer Hunting

To submit your qualifying property, visit the permit website and click on the Landowner Permit Application button. 

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Conservationist Magazine

Our monthly publication about conservation in Missouri--free to all residents.

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Xplor Magazine for kids

Xplor helps kids find adventure in their own backyard. Free to residents of Missouri.

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