This authorization allows you to be an apprentice hunter. Apprentice hunters can purchase firearms hunting permits and hunt in the immediate presence of a mentor. A mentor must be at least 18 years of age, hunter-education certified, and appropriately licensed. (Mentor does not need to be hunter-education certified if born before January 1, 1967.)
You must be at least 16 years of age or born on or after January 1, 1967 to purchase this authorization.
You may purchase this authorization twice (two permit years).
This is NOT a legal document. Regulations are subject to revision during the current year.
Refer to the Wildlife Code.
If you're a Missouri resident and in the National Guard or reserve forces, you may be eligible for reduced cost permits or exceptions. Learn more about military permits.
The card makes buying hunting and fishing permits easy. Learn more about the heritage card.
Apprentice hunters can purchase firearms hunting permits and hunt in the immediate presence of a mentor.
Learn more about apprentice hunters.