Driving Tours


See free-roaming elk in the Ozarks.

Bear in the woods.

Be Bear Aware

Stay Safe in Bear Country

Follow these guidelines to Be Bear Aware — stay safe in bear country, and keep our bears wild.

Bags of venison labeled for Share the Harvest

Share The Harvest

Missouri's Share the Harvest program helps deer hunters donate surplus venison to the needy.


Starts Sept 15th through Nov 9th

Archery - Turkey Season

Get more information on hours, limits, and allowed methods

Fall Color

Fall Color

Latest Reports and Best Places

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.

White-tailed Deer

Sign in to check the managed hunt draw results.

The results will be available September 1st, 2018 - January 15th, 2019.

Rod and Reel Loaner Program

Browse the places around Missouri where you can borrow rod-and-reel sets to fish in local waters.

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

Our Magazines

Conservationist Magazine

Our monthly publication about conservation in Missouri--free to all residents.

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Xplor Magazine for kids

Xplor helps kids find adventure in their own backyard. Free to residents of Missouri.

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