black bear

Oct 18th - Oct 27th

Bear Hunting in Missouri

Bears are becoming more common and widespread across the southern half of Missouri.

Learn more about regulations and limits.

Emerald Ash Borer

Help to stop the spread of

Invasive Species

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.


Paddlefish Season

March 15 through April 30

Eastern Redbud


Spring Trees

Spring bloom starts in southern Missouri in March and travels north.


Check The Dates

Spring Turkey

Spring Turkey April 19th - May 9th.

Covid-19 virus

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

A wild turkey

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.