fishing rod and a cought trout


Before heading out to fish or hunt for deer, turkey, waterfowl, furbearers, or small game, be sure to buy the right permits.


Paddlefish Season

March 15 through April 30

rainbow trout

March 1st through October 31

Trout Parks Open

Check hours, limits, methods, and permits

Workers packaging harvested seedlings

Seedling Order Form

September 1 through April 15

Ground fire spreading.

Learn to Prevent and Control Fire

Spring Wildfire Danger

High winds increase the threat of wildfire to habitat, homes, and communities.

ice covered road

Popular ice-melting salts—common table salt, calcium chloride, ammonium nitrate and urea—can damage plants, making them grow slowly, become deformed, succumb to disease, or die.

iphone testing

Free apps for Android or iPhone include MO Fishing, MO Conservationist, and MO Hunting.

MDC code book

MDC is undergoing a thorough review of all of our rules, and we want your input.

Persimmons in basket

Find out what's new in this weeks Discover Nature Notes