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From commercial fishing to taxidermy, find a variety of business permits centered around Missouri's wildlife.
All bait shops dealing with live fish or crayfish must register with MDC. Download this application to email or print your form and register.
Download this application to manage a big game hunting preserve.
Downloadable monthly reporting form used by resident and nonresident commercial fishermen.
Application to commercially process and store deer.
Downloadable permit application to operate a dog training area and to purchase, hold, release and shoot on the training area legally acquired pheasants, exotic partridge and quail.
Downloadable sign to mark the boundaries of Dog Training Area.
Application for field and retriever trial permit.
Permit to operate a hound running area and purchase, transport, propagate, hold in captivity and sell or to release into a permitted hound running area legally acquired foxes and coyotes.
Signs to mark the boundaries of approved Hound Running Areas.
Report form for use by hound running area operators.
Downloadable hound running area operator’s coyote and fox trapper record form.
Resident and Non-Resident Fur Dealer's permits to buy, sell, possess, process, transport and ship pelts and carcasses.
Application for a permit to manage a game bird hunting preserve.
For use by Big Game Hunting Preserves or Game Bird Shooting Areas to record required preserve activities.
Licensed shooting area hunting permits are sold in books of ten (10) permits only to holders of a $100 Game Bird Shooting Area or a $300 Big Game Shooting Area Permit.
Signs to mark the boundaries of Licensed Shooting Areas.
Application form for the importation of Salmonid Fishes.
Non-resident application for commercial fishing, roe fish commercial harvest, and roe fish dealer permits.
Resident application for commercial fishing, roe fish commercial harvest, and roe fish dealer permits.
Downloadable monthly reporting form for resident and non-resident roe fish dealers.
Download, print, fill out, and send in this application to engage in tagging and releasing fish in association with a fishing promotion, contest or other event.
Application for taxidermy-tanning permit.
Licensed taxidermists use this form to record required information.
Application to maintain and operate a licensed trout fishing area and to stock legally acquired trout.
This is NOT a legal document. Regulations are subject to revision during the current year.Refer to the Wildlife Code.
See if you qualify for permit exemptions
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.
MDC protects and manages Missouri's fish, forest, and wildlife resources. We also facilitate your participation in resource-management activities, and we provide opportunities for you to use, enjoy and learn about nature.