Apprentice Hunter Authorization

Notes

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).

Resident

10.00

Nonresident

10.00

Check the Code

This is NOT a legal document. Regulations are subject to revision during the current year.
Refer to the Wildlife Code.

Military

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 Heritage Card

The card makes buying hunting and fishing permits easy. Learn more about the heritage card.

Apprentice Hunter Authorization

Apprentice hunters can purchase firearms hunting permits and hunt in the immediate presence of a mentor.
Learn more about apprentice hunters.