Camping is a great way to unplug, recharge, and connect with nature. More than 300 of Missouri’s conservation areas offer camping for those looking for a more adventurous, primitive experience.
American Rescue Plan Act
Learn more about how ARPA State Fiscal Recovery Funds are being spent in Missouri.
If you care about crops and native wildlife, please do what you can to control invasive species when you landscape, farm, hunt, fish, camp, or explore nature.
Catch and keep is now open at urban lakes around the state.
Bear Permit Application (May 1-31)
Elk Permit Application (May 1-31)
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)
Most ticks are found in woodlands, tall grasses, weeds, and brushy areas. They’re most common in overgrown vacant lots, waste fields, and weedy edges of paths and trails, especially where wildlife is abundant.