JEFFERSON CITY Mo – Many hunting and fishing permits will expire at the end of February, including 2012 permits for small game, fishing, trout fishing and the combination permit for hunting and fishing. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reminds hunters and anglers to purchase their 2013 permits so they won’t miss opportunities in the year ahead.
Conservation makes Missouri a great place to hunt and fish, and MDC makes buying permits for these activities simple and convenient through its online system called e-Permits. E-Permits lets Missouri sport hunters, anglers and trappers purchase, print and immediately use most permits 24/7 from a personal computer with a printer. Simply visit mdc.mo.gov and click on “Buy Permits” from the MDC home page.
All sport-fishing and sport-hunting permits are available through e-Permits, along with trapping permits and the Apprentice Hunter Authorization. Commercial permits and lifetime permits will continue to be sold through MDC’s Central Office by calling 573-751-4115.
People can still buy permits from vendors, and by phone by calling toll-free 1-800-392-4115. Allow up to ten days for mail delivery of permits purchased by telephone. Phone purchases are subject to a $2 convenience fee, while the fee for online permit purchases is $1.
E-Permits are printed on regular printer paper and can be saved on a computer so extra copies of permits can be printed in case one is lost or destroyed. Permits may not be shared, and additional copies of a permit do not provide additional valid permits for the buyer or others to use.