Migratory Bird Hunting Permit


See specific seasons for limits.


Youth age 15 or younger do not need this permit.

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





Check the Code

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 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.