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Missouri

Hunting

Hunting Licenses

Archer's Hunting Permit

Notes

Youth permit is available for resident and nonresident youth hunters.

See if you qualify for a landowner permit.

Limits

  • Deer: Two deer of either sex, but only one antlered deer may be taken before November 16.
  • Turkeys: Two turkeys of either sex.
  • Furbearers: See Seasons for prescribed limits. Hunters may sell furbearers harvested under this permit. Nonresidents may not harvest furbearers with this permit.
  • Small game: See Seasons for prescribed limits.

Cost

Resident - $19.00

Resident Landowner - $0.00

Nonresident - $265.00

Nonresident Landowner - $195.00

Youth (6-15) - $9.50

Deer: Archery

DatesSeptember 15, 2021 to November 12, 2021

November 24, 2021 to January 15, 2022

Turkey: Archery

DatesSeptember 15, 2021 to November 12, 2021

November 24, 2021 to January 15, 2022

Archery Antlerless Deer Hunting Permit

Notes

You may purchase any number of these permits. Nonresidents must purchase a Nonresident Archer's Hunting Permit before purchasing this permit.

Youth permit is available for resident and nonresident youth hunters.

See if you qualify for a resident landowner permit.

Limits

One antlerless deer during archery deer season in open counties. See map.

Cost

Resident - $7.00

Resident Landowner - $0.00

Nonresident - $25.00

Youth (6-15) - $3.50

Firearms Antlerless Deer Hunting Permit

Notes

You may purchase as many antlerless permits as you want, but each county or county section has a limit on the number of antlerless permits you may fill.

Nonresidents must purchase a Nonresident Firearms Any-Deer Hunting Permit or a Nonresident Managed Deer Hunting Permit before buying this nonresident permit.

Youth permit is available for resident and nonresident youth hunters.

See if you qualify for a resident landowner permit.

Limits

One antlerless deer

Costs

Resident - $7.00

Resident Landowner - $0.00

Nonresident - $25.00

Youth (6-15) - $3.50

Firearms Any-Deer Hunting Permit

Notes

Youth permit is available for resident and nonresident youth hunters.

    Limits

    One antlered or antlerless deer

    Costs

    Resident - $17.00

    Landowner - $0.00

    Nonresident - $265.00

    Youth (6-15) - $8.50

    Managed Deer Hunting Permit

    Notes

    This permit is required for hunters participating in a managed deer hunt with the exception of the Mark Twain Lake Disabled Hunt. See the Fall Deer and Turkey Hunting Regulations Booklet for more information.

    Youth permit is available for resident and nonresident youth hunters.

    Permits are available August 15 to successful managed hunt applicants.

    Limits

    Limits vary by managed hunt. Check the rules for the hunt for which you were drawn.

    Deer taken at a managed hunt do not count towards your archery or firearms season limits.

    Costs

    Resident - $17.00

    Nonresident - $265.00

    Youth (6-15) - $8.50

    Fall Firearms Turkey Hunting Permit

    Notes

    Permit valid in all counties except Dunklin, McDonald, Mississippi, New Madrid, Newton, Pemiscot, and Scott.

    Youth permit is available for resident and nonresident youth hunters.

    See if you qualify for a landowner permit.

    Limits

    Two turkeys of either sex. Both may be taken on the same day.

    Costs

    Resident - $13.00

    Resident Landowner - $0.00

    Nonresident - $130.00

    Nonresident Landowner - $96.00

    Youth (6-15) - $6.50

    Spring Turkey Hunting Permit

    Notes

    Only one turkey may be taken during the first week of the season. If you do not take one during the first week, then you may take two during the second or third weeks of the season, but you may not take them both on the same day.

    Anyone using a turkey call to assist another hunter must be properly licensed with either a filled or unfilled spring turkey hunting permit.

    Youth permit is available for resident and nonresident youth hunters.

    See if you qualify for a landowner permit.

    Limits

    Two male turkeys or turkeys with a visible beard.

    Costs

    Resident - $17.00

    Resident Landowner - $0.00

    Youth (6-15) - $8.50

    Nonresident - $224.00

    Nonresident Landowner - $165.00

    Conservation Order Permit

    Notes

    This permit allows hunters to take snow, blue, and Ross's geese during the Light Goose Conservation Order.

    This permit is required for all hunters, including landowners over age 15, who participate in the Conservation Order, unless they have a Resident Lifetime Small Game Hunting Permit or a Resident Lifetime Conservation Partner Permit.

    Limits

    There is no daily limit on snow, blue and Ross's geese during the Conservation Order.

    Costs

    Resident - $5.00

    Nonresident - $47.00

    Federal Duck Stamp

    Notes

    A Federal Duck Stamp is required for residents and nonresidents age 16 years and older who hunt waterfowl. Hunters also need the appropriate Missouri hunting permits.

    To be valid, the Federal Duck Stamp must be signed in ink across the face.

    Paper duck stamps are available for $25 at some U.S. Post Offices, MDC regional offices, nature centers, and visitor’s centers, but not at permit vendors or waterfowl hunting conservation areas.

    Duck stamps are also available online or at some Missouri permit vendors. The electronic duck stamp, or e-Stamp, allows customers to purchase the Federal Duck Stamp online and use it immediately. The e-Stamp costs $28.50 and is valid for 45 days from the date of purchase. Within that time, a physical duck stamp will be mailed to the customer. After 45 days, the customer must carry their Federal Duck Stamp while hunting.

    Lifetime Conservation Partner (Hunting and Fishing) Permit (residents only)

    Notes

    This permit carries the same privileges as the Resident Hunting and Fishing Permit, Trout Permit, Migratory Bird Hunting Permit and Conservation Order Permit. Deer and turkey hunting privileges are not included. A Federal Duck Stamp is required for hunting waterfowl.

    You must be a Missouri resident to purchase this permit.

    This permit is not available online or from permit vendors. Use the Lifetime Hunting and Fishing Permit Order Form to request this permit.

    Costs

    Youth (0-15) - $550.00

    Age 16-29 - $800.00

    Age 30-39 - $700.00

    Age 40-59 - $600.00

    Age 60-64 - $70.00

    Lifetime Small Game Hunting Permit (residents only)

    Notes

    This permit carries the same privileges as the Resident Small Game Hunting Permit, Migratory Bird Hunting Permit, and Conservation Order Permit. Deer and turkey hunting privileges are not included. A Federal Duck Stamp is required for hunting waterfowl.

    You must be a Missouri resident to purchase this permit.

    This permit is not available online or from permit vendors. Use the Lifetime Hunting and Fishing Permit Order Form to request this permit.

    Costs

    Youth (0-15) - $275.00

    Age 16-29 - $400.00

    Age 30-39 - $350.00

    Age 40-59 - $300.00

    Age 60-64 - $35.00

    Migratory Bird Hunting Permit

    Notes

    Youth age 15 or younger do not need this permit.

    For waterfowl, doves, snipe, woodcock and rails. Must also have a small game hunting permit that allows taking birds, unless exempt.

    Limits

    See specific seasons for limits.

    Costs

    Resident - $6.00

    Nonresident - $6.00

    Military Reduced Cost Permit

    Notes

    Reduced cost Small Game Hunting and Fishing Permits are for Missouri residents who are currently (or have in the last 12 months) mobilized and serving on full-time active military duty in the National Guard (federal status) or reserve forces of the United States.

    This permit allows them to take fish, frogs, mussels, clams, turtles, crayfish, live bait, birds (except turkey), mammals (except deer), and to sell furbearers taken by hunting.

    Application Requirements:

    Anyone born on or after January 1, 1967, is required to be hunter education certified. A copy of your hunter education certificate must be included with the application. (Military training and certification do not apply.) A copy of orders reflecting mobilization dates must be submitted with the application.

    In addition to this permit:

    • A Trout Permit is required to possess trout, except in trout parks where you must purchase a daily trout fishing tag.
    • A Missouri Migratory Bird Hunting Permit also is required for hunting waterfowl, doves, snipe, woodcock, and rails.
    • A Federal Duck Stamp is required for hunting waterfowl.
    • A Conservation Order Permit is required for hunting snow, blue, and Ross’s geese during the Light Goose Conservation Order.

    ​Complete and send the application formto:

    Missouri Department of Conservation
    Attn: Permit Services – Military Honors Permit
    P.O. Box 180
    Jefferson City, MO 65102-0180

    Please allow 10 days after submitting your application for your permit to arrive.

    This permit is not available for purchase at vendors, by telephone, or online.

    Some military may hunt and fish without a permit. Check permit exemptions to learn more.

    Costs

    Resident - $5.00

    Nonresident Daily Small Game Permit

    Notes

    This permit is for nonresident hunters only, and it may be purchased for multiple days.

    This permit allows you to hunt frogs, birds (except turkey), and mammals (except deer, elk, and furbearers).

    Furbearers: Nonresidents may not take furbearers with this permit, but may chase furbearers for training dogs during the closed season. They must purchase a Furbearer Hunting and Trapping permit.

    Doves, Snipe, Woodcock, Rails: In addition to this permit, you need a Migratory Bird Hunting Permit for hunting doves, snipe, woodcock, and rails.

    Waterfowl: In addition to this permit, you need a Federal Duck Stamp and a Migratory Bird Hunting Permit to hunt teal, coots, ducks, and geese.

    Conservation Order: This permit does not apply to the Conservation Order. A Conservation Order Permit is required for hunting blue, snow, and Ross’s geese during the Light Goose Conservation Order.

    Limits

    Limits vary by species and season.

    Costs

    Nonresident - $14.00

      Small Game Hunting and Fishing Permit

      Notes

      This permit allows you to fish or hunt frogs, mussels, clams, turtles, crayfish, live bait, birds (except turkey), and mammals (except deer). Missouri residents may sell furbearers taken by hunting.

      Trout: In addition to this permit, a daily trout fishing tag required in trout parks, and a trout permit is required for waters outside of trout parks.

      Furbearers: Nonresidents may not take furbearers with this permit, but they may chase furbearers for training dogs during the closed season. They must purchase a Furbearer Hunting and Trapping permit.

      Doves, Snipe, Woodcock, Rails: In addition to this permit, you need a Migratory Bird Hunting Permit for hunting doves, snipe, woodcock, and rails.

      Waterfowl: In addition to this permit, you need a federal duck stamp and a Migratory Bird Hunting Permit to hunt teal, coots, ducks, and geese.

      Conservation Order: The Hunting and Fishing permit does not apply to the Conservation Order. A Conservation Order Permit is required for hunting blue, snow, and Ross’s geese during the Conservation Order.

      Limits

      Limits are set for each species and hunting or trapping season. Check the species and season listings for information about limits.

      Costs

      Nonresident - $19.00

      Small Game Hunting Permit

      Notes

      This permit allows you to hunt frogs, birds (except turkey), and mammals (except deer). Missouri residents may sell furbearers taken by hunting.

      Furbearers:Nonresidents may not take furbearers with this permit, but may chase furbearers for training dogs during the closed season. They must purchase a Furbearer Hunting and Trapping permit.

      Doves, Snipe, Woodcock, Rails: In addition to this permit, you need a Migratory Bird Hunting Permit for hunting doves, snipe, woodcock, and rails.

      Waterfowl: In addition to this permit, you need a federal duck stamp and a Migratory Bird Hunting Permit to hunt teal, coots, ducks, and geese.

      Conservation Order: The Small Game Hunting permit does not apply to the Conservation Order. A Conservation Order Permit is required for hunting blue, snow, and Ross’s geese during the Conservation Order.

      Limits

      Limits are set for each species' hunting or trapping season. Check the species and season listings for information about limits.

      Costs

      Resident - $10.00

      Nonresident - $94.00