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Coronavirus (COVID-19) | See temporary closures

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Missouri offers managed hunts  from mid-September through mid-January, including hunts for youth only and for people with disabilities.

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Hunter Education
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Hunter Ed & Skills Training
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Hunter education is required to purchase a firearms hunting permit in Missouri. Get more information about the details on hunter education requirements.

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Interested in exploring the outdoors, but unsure where to start? It’s as easy as stepping out your door! Join host Jill Pritchard from the Missouri Department of Conservation as she explores everything nature has to offer

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Alternatives to doing business in person with MDC.

Rather than travel to an MDC location, consider the following online options.

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Hunting & Fishing Permits

Buy permits online and apply for landowner permits online.
Buy permits

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Online Hunter Education

Take the skills portion online, or Missouri residents 16 years of age and older can complete the entire program online.
Take hunter education online

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Virtual Programs

Attend a variety of programs virtually from the comfort of your home.
Find an event

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Watch a Commission Meeting

The Conservation Commission offers live streaming of all commission meetings to make it easier to learn about key conservation topics.
Watch a meeting
 

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Online Nature Shop

Purchase for-sale publications, and the natural events calendar. 
Visit the nature shop

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Magazine Subscriptions

Subscribe to receive the Missouri Conservationist and Xplor magazines in your mail box, or via email.

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MDC Public Contacts

Talk with a conservation agent, biologist, forester or other public contact.
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Latest Nature's Calling

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Get valuable info about Floating, Bowfishing, and the Great Missouri Birding Trail in this monthly video segment.
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Our Magazines

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Xplor reconnects kids to nature and helps them find adventure in their own backyard. Free to residents of Missouri.

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A monthly publication about conservation in Missouri. Started in 1938, the printed magazine is free to residents of Missouri.

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