MDC provides a range of rich and rewarding opportunities for students and new graduates. Students can gain experiences that will contribute to their long-term career goals and build great networks.
Managed Turkey Hunts
Apply during the entire month of February.
Become a Prescribed Burn Manager
Learn to use prescribed fire to manage habitats on your land such as grasslands, prairies, woodlands, and glades. To get certified, take the online course and complete a field exercise.
Missouri's winter eagle watching is spectacular. If you can’t make it to one of our many Eagle Days events, browse our best-places list for locations to enjoy eagle-viewing on your own.
Regulation Changes: 2023-24 Deer Season
Rainbow trout start getting stocked in the winter. Get more information on area regulations and locations.
Ice Melter Damage
Ice melters can damage plants, making them grow slowly, become deformed, succumb to disease, or die.
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Bear Permit Application (May 1-31)
Elk Permit Application (May 1-31)
Upper Mississippi Blind Draw (June 18 - July3)
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)
Regulation changes for the 2023-24 deer season include a new firearms early antlerless portion, a new firearms CWD portion, and changes to firearms antlerless permit numbers in most counties.
A monthly publication about conservation in Missouri. Started in 1938, the printed magazine is free to residents of Missouri.