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Conservation Area Management Plans

MDC manages nearly one million Missouri acres for conservation and public use. Browse FAQs and comment on conservation area management plans.

Mission, Vision, Strategic Plan

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.

About Regulations

Based on The Wildlife Code of Missouri, our hunting regulations help keep Missouri's wildlife and habitat healthy. Annually updated regulations summaries appear at Department of Conservation offices and permit vendors and in PDF format on this page March 1.

Department Details

We help make Missouri a great place to live. We conserve and protect our state's great outdoors.

Business Information

Learn about the business activities of the Missouri Department of Conservation. Find out about construction activities, view annual reports and permit sale reports, and view upcoming surplus property auctions.

Conservation Commission

Learn how the Conservation Commission is appointed, what they are responsible for, and who the current Commissioners are. Find when upcoming meetings are, and review past meeting actions.

Awards and Honors

View awards and honors given by the Department to citizens that demonstrate great conservation practices.

MDC COVID-19 Response

Find out the latest reponses and actions the Missouri Department of Conservation has taken to help slow the spread of COVID-19.

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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.

American Mink