Each year, MDC tests a sample of the state’s deer population for CWD. CWD testing has two main goals: detect the disease as early as possible in new locations and monitor changes in disease occurrence over time.
If you care about crops and native wildlife, please do what you can to control invasive species when you landscape, farm, hunt, fish, camp, or explore nature.
Rainbow trout are stocked in the winter beginning in early November.
Bear Permit Application (May 1-31)
Elk Permit Application (May 1-31)
Elk/Bear Permit Draw Results (July 1)
In-Season Waterfowl Draw (Oct. 12 - Jan. 17)
Managed Deer Hunt Application (July 1-31)
Managed Deer Hunt Results (Aug. 15)
Pre-Season Waterfowl Draw (Sep. 1-18)
Pre-Season Waterfowl Draw Results (Oct. 1)
Spring Turkey Managed Hunts (Feb. 1-28)
Spring Turkey Managed Hunt Results (March 15)
Hunter education is required to purchase a firearms hunting permit in Missouri. Get more information about the details on hunter education requirements.
A monthly publication about conservation in Missouri. Started in 1938, the printed magazine is free to residents of Missouri.