Missouri Hunting Permits Overview

Antlered Elk Hunting Permit

  • Eligibility: Missouri residents aged 11+, hunter education completed or born before Jan. 1, 1967.
  • Distribution: Random drawing.
  • Hunter Orange Required: During firearms portion for hunters and companions.
  • Limit: One elk with at least one antler no less than 6”.
  • Cost:
    • Resident: $50
    • Resident Landowner: $50

Apprentice Hunter Authorization

  • Eligibility: Age 16+, or born on/after Jan. 1, 1967; mentor required who is hunter-ed certified.
  • Limit: Purchase authorization twice.
  • Cost:
    • Resident: $10
    • Nonresident: $10

Archer's Hunting Permit

  • Eligibility: Check landowner qualifications.
  • Limit: Two deer (only one antlered before November firearms), two turkeys, small game as per seasons.
  • Cost:
    • Resident: $19
    • Resident Landowner: $0
    • Nonresident: $265
    • Nonresident Landowner: $195
    • Youth (6-15): $9.50

Archery Antlerless Deer Hunting Permit

  • Limit: One antlerless deer during archery season in open counties.
  • Cost:
    • Resident: $7
    • Resident Landowner: $0
    • Nonresident: $25
    • Youth (6-15): $3.50

Bear Permits

  • Eligibility: Missouri residents aged 11+, hunter education completed or born before Jan. 1, 1967.
  • Hunter Orange Required: All bear hunters and companions.
  • Limit: One bear; daily check-in requirement; restrictions on harvest once quota is reached.
  • Cost:
    • Resident: $25

Conservation Order Permit

  • Eligibility: All hunters aged 15+ unless exempted.
  • Limit: Unlimited light geese during the Conservation Order.
  • Cost:
    • Resident: $5
    • Nonresident: $47

Fall Firearms Turkey Hunting Permit

  • Limit: Two turkeys of either sex.
  • Cost:
    • Resident: $13
    • Resident Landowner: $0
    • Nonresident: $130
    • Nonresident Landowner: $96
    • Youth (6-15): $6.50

Federal Duck Stamp

  • Requirement: Hunters aged 16+ need a signed stamp for waterfowl hunting.
  • Validity: Physical stamp or e-Stamp (45-day validity).
  • Cost:
    • Physical: $25
    • e-Stamp: $28.50

Firearms Antlerless Deer Hunting Permit

  • Limit: One antlerless deer; county restrictions apply.
  • Cost:
    • Resident: $7
    • Resident Landowner: $0
    • Nonresident: $25
    • Youth (6-15): $3.50

Firearms Any-Deer Hunting Permit

  • Limit: One antlered or antlerless deer.
  • Cost:
    • Resident: $17
    • Landowner: $0
    • Nonresident: $265
    • Youth (6-15): $8.50

Lifetime Conservation Partner Permit (residents only)

  • Privileges: Comparable to Resident Hunting and Fishing; excludes deer and turkey.
  • Cost:
    • Youth (0-15): $550
    • Age 16-29: $800
    • Age 30-39: $700
    • Age 40-59: $600
    • Age 60-64: $70

Lifetime Small Game Hunting Permit (residents only)

  • Privileges: Comparable to Resident Small Game Hunting; excludes deer and turkey.
  • Cost:
    • Youth (0-15): $275
    • Age 16-29: $400
    • Age 30-39: $350
    • Age 40-59: $300
    • Age 60-64: $35

Managed Deer Hunting Permit

  • Limit: Varies by managed hunt; does not count towards regular season limits.
  • Cost:
    • Resident: $17
    • Nonresident: $265
    • Youth (6-15): $8.50

Migratory Bird Hunting Permit

  • Requirement: Required for doves, snipe, woodcock, rails; age 15 or younger exempt.
  • Cost:
    • Resident: $6
    • Nonresident: $6

Military Reduced Cost Permit

  • Eligibility: Missouri residents on full-time active military duty.
  • Cost:
    • Resident: $5

Nonresident Daily Small Game Permit

  • Eligibility: Nonresident hunters.
  • Cost:
    • Nonresident: $14

Nonresident Furbearer Hunting and Trapping Permit

  • Eligibility: Nonresident hunters and trappers.
  • Cost:
    • Nonresident: $192

Small Game Hunting and Fishing Permit

  • Eligibility: For fishing and hunting small game, except deer and turkey.
  • Cost:
    • Nonresident: $19

Small Game Hunting Permit

  • Eligibility: For hunting small game, except deer and turkey.
  • Cost:
    • Resident: $10
    • Nonresident: $94

Spring Turkey Hunting Permit

  • Limit: Two male turkeys or turkeys with visible beard; restrictions apply for the first week.
  • Cost:
    • Resident: $17
    • Resident Landowner: $0
    • Youth (6-15): $8.50
    • Nonresident: $224
    • Nonresident Landowner: $165

For detailed information on hunting seasons, guidelines, and area-specific regulations, consult the Missouri Department of Conservation website. Always adhere to current season dates, bag limits, and legal methods as indicated for each game species.

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