October 01 - October 31

Fall Firearms Turkey

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.

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Archery - Deer Season

Starts Sept 15 through Nov 15

Get more information on hours, limits, and allowed methods.


Sep 01 - Nov 29

Dove Season

Get more information on regulations, hours, limits, and where to hunt.

Man burning wood in a fire ring

Tree-killing pests travel in firewood.

Don't Move Firewood

Buy firewood locally and burn it all before you leave.

MO Outdoors App

Download maps and find nearby Conservation Areas, Accesses, Offices, and Nature Centers

Turkey Display

Telecheck with the MO Hunting app or using a phone or internet.

Deer hunter walking in the woods

From August 15 through January 15, visit Managed Hunt Drawing Results. Be prepared to enter your Conservation number when you check the drawing results.

People learning about conservation in urban areas

Limited funding is currently available in many of our community funding programs.

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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.

Our Magazines

Conservationist Magazine

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


Xplor Magazine for kids

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

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