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Hunting on Private Land

Alternatives: Leasing Land or Working with an Outfitter If you can’t secure permission to hunt on private land for free, consider leasing land or working with an outfitter....

Rules for Visiting an MRAP Property

The Missouri Outdoor Recreational Access Program (MRAP) provides hunting, fishing and wildlife viewing opportunities on working farms and ranches across the state....

Drafting and Implementing an Ordinance

Municipal Ordinances and Deer Harvest Most municipalities have ordinances against the discharge of projectile weapons within city limits. However, if a community determines an urban deer har...

Deer: Where to Hunt

Private Land Hunting Over 93 percent of land in Missouri is privately owned, so the bulk of deer hunting opportunity is on private land....

Prairie Chicken Restoration

Male Prairie Chicken Jim Rathert A Symbol of Grassland Health Missouri's prairie chickens are indicators of healthy grassland ecosystems....

Fish Kills

A fish kill is the sudden death of fish in a lake or stream.  Every year, MDC handles around 100 fish kills and other water quality events that pose a threat to fish, wildlife, and recreatio...

Prescribed Fire

Use the NRCS guidelines below to become familiar with the basics of conducting a safe, successful prescribed burn....