Have you lived in Missouri for at least 30 days?
Any person who does not claim resident privileges in another state or country, and whose actual residence and legal permanent home address are both in Missouri, and have been for at least 30 days before applying for the permit. Owning real estate or attending a Missouri school does not in itself make you a legal resident.
Are you military personnel, a veteran, or a federal employee?
All members of the U.S. armed forces stationed and residing in Missouri on permanent change of station status and immediate family members residing with them.
Any member of the U.S. military currently assigned as a patient to a Warrior Transition Brigade, Warrior Transition Unit or a military medical center; must carry orders showing assignment to a Warrior Transition Brigade or Warrior Transition Unit, or admissions verification to a military medical center while hunting and purchasing permits.
Any honorably discharged military veteran having a service-related disability of 60 percent or greater, or who was a prisoner of war during military service; must carry certified statement of eligibility from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs while hunting and purchasing permits.
Missouri residents employed by the United States in the District of Columbia or serving in the U.S. armed forces. Immediate family members who reside with them also may purchase resident permits.
Are you a student?
Nonresidents who are registered students attending a public or private secondary, post secondary, or vocational school in Missouri and who live in Missouri while attending school; must carry evidence of a Missouri residence and student status while hunting or fishing.
Note: Nonresident students who qualify for resident permits must purchase them in-person, over the phone, or through the mail from Conservation Department offices.
Are you a Resident Legal Alien?
Immigrants who possess an I-551 Resident Alien Card from the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service and who do not claim resident privileges in another state or country, and whose actual residence and legal permanent home address are both in Missouri, and have been for at least 30 days before purchasing a permit.