MDC: Time to renew fishing, hunting permits and get 2016 booklets

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reminds anglers and hunters that annual resident and nonresident fishing permits, resident hunting and fishing permits, and resident small-game hunting and fishing permits purchased in 2015 expire at the end of February.

Anglers and hunters can purchase permits for 2016 online at by clicking "Buy Permits" on the MDC homepage. They can also buy permits through the Department's free "Mo Hunting" mobile app (available for Android devices and through the AppStore), or from MDC nature centers, regional offices, and many other locations where permits are sold. People can also buy permits over the phone at 800-392-4115 using a credit card, paying a convenience fee, and waiting about a week for the permits to arrive by mail.

Anglers, hunters, and trappers can get copies of the Department's 2016 Summary of Missouri Fishing Regulations and 2016 Summary of Missouri Hunting and Trapping Regulations online and at MDC offices, nature centers, and many other places where permits are sold. Get the 2016 fishing regulations booklet online at Get the 2016 hunting and trapping booklet online at

Conservation makes Missouri a great place to hunt, trap, and fish. For more information on hunting, trapping, fishing, and other outdoor activities in Missouri, visit