Call 1-800-392-1111 to report poaching and arson
See free-roaming elk in the Ozarks.
Follow these guidelines to Be Bear Aware — stay safe in bear country, and keep our bears wild.
Missouri's Share the Harvest program helps deer hunters donate surplus venison to the needy.
Get more information on hours, limits, and allowed methods
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.
Starts Sept 1
Because there is high demand to hunt on some wetland areas, a few different types of drawings are used to fairly choose which hunters get to hunt in the form of random drawings.
Sign in to check the managed hunt draw results.
The results will be available September 1st, 2018 - January 15th, 2019.
Browse the places around Missouri where you can borrow rod-and-reel sets to fish in local waters.
Free apps for Android or iPhone include MO Fishing, MO Conservationist, and MO Hunting.
Deer Hunting Essentials
Hunter Education and Skills Training
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.
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.
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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.