Reduced cost Small Game Hunting and Fishing Permits are for Missouri residents who are currently (or have in the last 12 months) mobilized and serving on full-time active military duty in the National Guard (federal status) or reserve forces of the United States. This permit allows them to take fish, frogs, mussels, clams, turtles, crayfish, live bait, birds (except turkey), mammals (except deer), and to sell furbearers taken by hunting.
In addition to this permit: A Federal Duck Stamp also is required for hunting waterfowl. A Missouri Migratory Bird Hunting Permit also is required for hunting waterfowl, doves, snipe, woodcock, and rails. A Conservation Order Permit is required for hunting snow, blue, and Ross’s geese during the Light Goose Conservation Order.
Complete and send the application form to:
National Guard Permits
Missouri Department of Conservation
P.O. Box 180
Jefferson City, MO 65102-0180
Please allow 10 days after submitting your application for your permit to arrive.
This permit is not available for purchase at vendors, by telephone, or through the online e-Permits System.
Some military may hunt and fish without a permit. Check permit exemptions to learn more.