Call 1-800-392-1111 to report poaching and arson
Bears are becoming more common and widespread across the southern half of Missouri.
Learn more about regulations and limits.
If you care about crops and native wildlife, please do what you can to control invasive species when you landscape, farm, hunt, fish, camp, or explore nature.
Spring bloom starts in southern Missouri in March and travels north.
Spring Turkey April 19th - May 9th.
Read the latest responses and actions taken by MDC during the COVID-19 pandemic.
MDC is asking Missouri turkey hunters to save and share feathers from the wild turkeys they harvest this fall as part of a new research project to help improve wild turkey management in Missouri.
Hunter education is required to purchase a firearms hunting permit in Missouri. Get more information about the details on hunter education requirements.
To submit your qualifying property, visit the permit website and click on the Landowner Permit Application button.
Recognize Your Catch
What can you catch in Missouri’s waters? Here’s our most common game and non-game fish.
Looking for a place to fish? Check the statewide map.
Find fishing events near you.
Check to see what's in season.
Hunter Education and Skills Training
Planting & Care Resources for Your Property
Use native trees and shrubs to improve wildlife habitat and soil and water conservation on your land.
Tips on transporting and storing seedlings, plus instructions for planting by hand or with a machine.
From tree selection and planting to pruning guidelines, this section covers everything you need to know to take care of your backyard trees.
Did you know that most tree problems result from a combination of factors?
Deer Hunting Essentials
Learn More About the Department
Learn how the Conservation Commission is appointed, what they are responsible for, and who the current Commissioners are.
Watch a live stream of the next Conservation Commission meeting.
We help make Missouri a great place to live. We conserve and protect our state's great outdoors.
Our mission is to protect and manage the fish, forest, and wildlife resources of the state; to facilitate and provide opportunity for all citizens to use, enjoy, and learn about these resources.
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We protect and manage the fish, forest, and wildlife of the state. We facilitate and provide opportunity for all citizens to use, enjoy, and learn about these resources.