Call 1-800-392-1111 to report poaching and arson
The peak of fall color in Missouri is usually around mid-October. This is when maples, ashes, oaks, and hickories are at the height of their fall display.
Get more information on hours, limits, and allowed methods.
Get more information on regulations, hours, limits, and where to hunt.
Download maps and find nearby Conservation Areas, Accesses, Offices, and Nature Centers
Telecheck with the MO Hunting app or using a phone or internet.
From August 15 through January 15, visit Managed Hunt Drawing Results. Be prepared to enter your Conservation number when you check the drawing results.
Limited funding is currently available in many of our community funding programs.
MDC is upgrading our website. Volunteer testers will complete a variety of exercies and tests over the next few months to help guide the functionality and design of our upgraded website.
Deer Hunting Essentials
Recognize Your Catch
What can you catch in Missouri’s waters? Here’s our most common game and non-game fish.
Looking for a place to fish? Check the statewide map.
Find fishing events near you.
Check to see what's in season.
Hunter Education and Skills Training
Planting & Care Resources for Your Property
Use native trees and shrubs to improve wildlife habitat and soil and water conservation on your land.
Tips on transporting and storing seedlings, plus instructions for planting by hand or with a machine.
From tree selection and planting to pruning guidelines, this section covers everything you need to know to take care of your backyard trees.
Did you know that most tree problems result from a combination of factors?
Learn More About the Department
Learn how the Conservation Commission is appointed, what they are responsible for, and who the current Commissioners are.
Watch a live stream of the next Conservation Commission meeting.
We help make Missouri a great place to live. We conserve and protect our state's great outdoors.
Our mission is to protect and manage the fish, forest, and wildlife resources of the state; to facilitate and provide opportunity for all citizens to use, enjoy, and learn about these resources.
Our monthly publication about conservation in Missouri--free to all residents.
Xplor helps kids find adventure in their own backyard. Free to residents of Missouri.
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We protect and manage the fish, forest, and wildlife of the state. We facilitate and provide opportunity for all citizens to use, enjoy, and learn about these resources.