Permits

Dove

Limits

Limits are set for each species' hunting or trapping season. Check the species and season listings for information about limits.

Notes

This permit allows you to hunt frogs, birds (except turkey), and mammals (except deer). Missouri residents may sell furbearers taken by hunting.

Furbearers:Nonresidents may not take furbearers with this permit, but may chase furbearers for training dogs during the closed season. They must purchase a Furbearer Hunting and Trapping permit.

Doves, Snipe, Woodcock, Rails: In addition to this permit, you need a Migratory Bird Hunting Permit for hunting doves, snipe, woodcock, and rails.

Waterfowl: In addition to this permit, you need a federal duck stamp and a Migratory Bird Hunting Permit to hunt teal, coots, ducks, and geese.

Conservation Order: The Small Game Hunting permit does not apply to the Conservation Order. A Conservation Order Permit is required for hunting blue, snow, and Ross’s geese during the Conservation Order.

Resident

$10.00

Nonresident

$80.00

Related Species

Badgers can be hunted and trapped in Missouri.

Badger

Hunting & Trapping

Bobcat sitting on a tree limb

Bobcat

Hunting & Trapping

Coyote walking in snow

Coyote

Hunting & Trapping

Crow

Crow

Hunting

Mourning dove

Dove

Hunting

Red fox

Fox

Hunting & Trapping

bullfrog

Frog

Hunting & Fishing

Canada goose swimming

Goose

Hunting

groundhog

Opossum

Opossum

Hunting & Trapping

Ring-necked pheasant

Pheasant

Hunting

Bobwhite quail

Quail

Hunting

Cottontail rabbit sitting in grass

Rabbit

Hunting & Trapping

Raccoon in a tree

Raccoon

Hunting & Trapping

Virginia rail looking for food

Sora and Virginia Rail

Hunting (Migratory Bird)

Common snipe in a marsh

Wilson's Snipe

Hunting (Migratory Bird)

Grey Squirrel

Squirrel

Hunting & Trapping

Striped skunk on a gravel road

Striped Skunk

Hunting & Trapping

Waterfowl

Woodcock grazing in grass

Woodcock

Hunting (Migratory Bird)

Blue teal on the water

Teal

Hunting

Valid During These Seasons
Allowed Methods

Limits

Limits are set for each species and hunting or trapping season. Check the species and season listings for information about limits.

Notes

This permit allows you to fish or hunt frogs, mussels, clams, turtles, crayfish, live bait, birds (except turkey), and mammals (except deer). Missouri residents may sell furbearers taken by hunting.

Trout: In addition to this permit, a daily trout fishing tag required in trout parks, and a trout permit is required for waters outside of trout parks.

Furbearers: Nonresidents may not take furbearers with this permit, but they may chase furbearers for training dogs during the closed season. They must purchase a Furbearer Hunting and Trapping permit.

Doves, Snipe, Woodcock, Rails: In addition to this permit, you need a Migratory Bird Hunting Permit for hunting doves, snipe, woodcock, and rails.

Waterfowl: In addition to this permit, you need a federal duck stamp and a Migratory Bird Hunting Permit to hunt teal, coots, ducks, and geese.

Conservation Order: The Hunting and Fishing permit does not apply to the Conservation Order. A Conservation Order Permit is required for hunting blue, snow, and Ross’s geese during the Conservation Order.

Resident

$19.00

Related Species

Badgers can be hunted and trapped in Missouri.

Badger

Hunting & Trapping

Bobcat sitting on a tree limb

Bobcat

Hunting & Trapping

bullfrog

Frog

Hunting & Fishing

Coyote walking in snow

Coyote

Hunting & Trapping

Crow

Crow

Hunting

Mourning dove

Dove

Hunting

Red fox

Fox

Hunting & Trapping

Canada goose swimming

Goose

Hunting

groundhog

Ring-necked pheasant

Pheasant

Hunting

Bobwhite quail

Quail

Hunting

Cottontail rabbit sitting in grass

Rabbit

Hunting & Trapping

Raccoon in a tree

Raccoon

Hunting & Trapping

Virginia rail looking for food

Sora and Virginia Rail

Hunting (Migratory Bird)

Common snipe in a marsh

Wilson's Snipe

Hunting (Migratory Bird)

Grey Squirrel

Squirrel

Hunting & Trapping

Striped skunk on a gravel road

Striped Skunk

Hunting & Trapping

Rainbow Trout

Trout

Brown, Rainbow

Waterfowl

Woodcock grazing in grass

Woodcock

Hunting (Migratory Bird)

Striped Bass

Bass - Temperate

White, Yellow, Striped & their Hybrids

Black Bass 3

Black Bass

Largemouth, Smallmouth, Spotted/Kentucky

Buffalo illustration

Buffalo

Bigmouth, Black, Smallmouth

black crappie (top) and green crappie (bottom) illustrations

Crappie

White, Black

Common carp illustration

Carp

Black, Bighead, Common, Grass, Silver

River carpsucker illustration

Carpsucker & Quillback

Highfin, River, Quillback

Blue catfish (top), channel catfish (middle), and flathead catfish (bottom) illustrations

Catfish

Blue, Channel, Flathead

Longnose Gar

Gar

Longnose, Shortnose, Spotted

Paddlefish illustration

Paddlefish

Spoonbill

Chain pickerel illustration

Pickerel

Chain, Grass

White sucker illustration

Suckers

Northern Hog, Redhorse, White

Green sunfish (top) and longear sunfish (bottom) illustrations

Sunfish

Bluegill, Green, Longear, Redear

Common snapping turtle

Turtle

Common Snapping, Soft-Shelled

Blue teal on the water

Teal

Hunting

Opossum

Opossum

Hunting & Trapping

Valid During These Seasons
Allowed Methods

Limits

Limits vary by species and season.

Notes

This permit is for nonresident hunters only, and it may be purchased for multiple days.

This permit allows you to hunt frogs, birds (except turkey), and mammals (except deer and furbearers).

Furbearers: Nonresidents may not take furbearers with this permit, but may chase furbearers for training dogs during the closed season. They must purchase a Furbearer Hunting and Trapping permit.

Doves, Snipe, Woodcock, Rails: In addition to this permit, you need a Migratory Bird Hunting Permit for hunting doves, snipe, woodcock, and rails.

Waterfowl: In addition to this permit, you need a Federal Duck Stamp and a Migratory Bird Hunting Permit to hunt teal, coots, ducks, and geese.

Conservation Order: This permit does not apply to the Conservation Order. A Conservation Order Permit is required for hunting blue, snow, and Ross’s geese during the Light Goose Conservation Order.

Nonresident

$11.00

Related Species

Common snipe in a marsh

Wilson's Snipe

Hunting (Migratory Bird)

Crow

Crow

Hunting

Mourning dove

Dove

Hunting

bullfrog

Frog

Hunting & Fishing

Canada goose swimming

Goose

Hunting

groundhog

Ring-necked pheasant

Pheasant

Hunting

Bobwhite quail

Quail

Hunting

Cottontail rabbit sitting in grass

Rabbit

Hunting & Trapping

Virginia rail looking for food

Sora and Virginia Rail

Hunting (Migratory Bird)

Grey Squirrel

Squirrel

Hunting & Trapping

Waterfowl

Woodcock grazing in grass

Woodcock

Hunting (Migratory Bird)

Mink

Mink

Trapping

Blue teal on the water

Teal

Hunting

Valid During These Seasons
Allowed Methods

Limits

See specific seasons for limits.

Notes

Youth age 15 or younger do not need this permit.

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

Resident

$6.00

Nonresident

$6.00

Related Species

Mourning dove

Dove

Hunting

Canada goose swimming

Goose

Hunting

Virginia rail looking for food

Sora and Virginia Rail

Hunting (Migratory Bird)

Common snipe in a marsh

Wilson's Snipe

Hunting (Migratory Bird)

Waterfowl

Woodcock grazing in grass

Woodcock

Hunting (Migratory Bird)

Blue teal on the water

Teal

Hunting

Valid During These Seasons
Allowed Methods

Notes

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.

Application Requirements:

Anyone born on or after January 1, 1967, is required to be hunter education certified. A copy of your hunter education certificate must be included with the application. (Military training and certification do not apply.) A copy of orders reflecting mobilization dates must be submitted with the application.

In addition to this permit:

​Complete and send the application form to:

Missouri Department of Conservation
Attn: Permit Services – Military Honors Permit
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.

Resident

$5.00

Related Species

Badgers can be hunted and trapped in Missouri.

Badger

Hunting & Trapping

Bobcat sitting on a tree limb

Bobcat

Hunting & Trapping

Common snipe in a marsh

Wilson's Snipe

Hunting (Migratory Bird)

Coyote walking in snow

Coyote

Hunting & Trapping

Crow

Crow

Hunting

Mourning dove

Dove

Hunting

Red fox

Fox

Hunting & Trapping

bullfrog

Frog

Hunting & Fishing

Canada goose swimming

Goose

Hunting

groundhog

Opossum

Opossum

Hunting & Trapping

Ring-necked pheasant

Pheasant

Hunting

Bobwhite quail

Quail

Hunting

Cottontail rabbit sitting in grass

Rabbit

Hunting & Trapping

Raccoon in a tree

Raccoon

Hunting & Trapping

Grey Squirrel

Squirrel

Hunting & Trapping

Striped skunk on a gravel road

Striped Skunk

Hunting & Trapping

Waterfowl

Black Bass 3

Black Bass

Largemouth, Smallmouth, Spotted/Kentucky

Striped Bass

Bass - Temperate

White, Yellow, Striped & their Hybrids

Buffalo illustration

Buffalo

Bigmouth, Black, Smallmouth

Black bullhead illustration

Bullhead

Black, Brown, Yellow

Common carp illustration

Carp

Black, Bighead, Common, Grass, Silver

River carpsucker illustration

Carpsucker & Quillback

Highfin, River, Quillback

Blue catfish (top), channel catfish (middle), and flathead catfish (bottom) illustrations

Catfish

Blue, Channel, Flathead

black crappie (top) and green crappie (bottom) illustrations

Crappie

White, Black

Longnose Gar

Gar

Longnose, Shortnose, Spotted

Paddlefish illustration

Paddlefish

Spoonbill

Chain pickerel illustration

Pickerel

Chain, Grass

White sucker illustration

Suckers

Northern Hog, Redhorse, White

Green sunfish (top) and longear sunfish (bottom) illustrations

Sunfish

Bluegill, Green, Longear, Redear

Rainbow Trout

Trout

Brown, Rainbow

Common snapping turtle

Turtle

Common Snapping, Soft-Shelled

Blue teal on the water

Teal

Hunting

Woodcock grazing in grass

Woodcock

Hunting (Migratory Bird)

Virginia rail looking for food

Sora and Virginia Rail

Hunting (Migratory Bird)

Valid During These Seasons

Notes

This permit carries the same privileges as the Resident Small Game Hunting Permit, Migratory Bird Hunting Permit, and Conservation Order Permit. Deer and turkey hunting privileges are not included. A Federal Duck Stamp is required for hunting waterfowl.

You must be a Missouri resident to purchase this permit.

This permit is not available online or from permit vendors. Use the Lifetime Hunting and Fishing Permit Order Form to request this permit.

Youth (0-15)

$275.00

Age 16-29

$400.00

Age 30-39

$350.00

Age 40-59

$300.00

Age 60-64

$35.00

Related Species

Badgers can be hunted and trapped in Missouri.

Badger

Hunting & Trapping

Bobcat sitting on a tree limb

Bobcat

Hunting & Trapping

Crow

Crow

Hunting

Mourning dove

Dove

Hunting

Red fox

Fox

Hunting & Trapping

bullfrog

Frog

Hunting & Fishing

Canada goose swimming

Goose

Hunting

groundhog

Opossum

Opossum

Hunting & Trapping

Ring-necked pheasant

Pheasant

Hunting

Bobwhite quail

Quail

Hunting

Cottontail rabbit sitting in grass

Rabbit

Hunting & Trapping

Raccoon in a tree

Raccoon

Hunting & Trapping

Virginia rail looking for food

Sora and Virginia Rail

Hunting (Migratory Bird)

Common snipe in a marsh

Wilson's Snipe

Hunting (Migratory Bird)

Grey Squirrel

Squirrel

Hunting & Trapping

Striped skunk on a gravel road

Striped Skunk

Hunting & Trapping

Waterfowl

Woodcock grazing in grass

Woodcock

Hunting (Migratory Bird)

Blue teal on the water

Teal

Hunting

Valid During These Seasons
Allowed Methods

Notes

This permit carries the same privileges as the Resident Hunting and Fishing Permit, Trout Permit, Migratory Bird Hunting Permit and Conservation Order Permit. Deer and turkey hunting privileges are not included. A Federal Duck Stamp is required for hunting waterfowl.

You must be a Missouri resident to purchase this permit.

This permit is not available online or from permit vendors. Use the Lifetime Hunting and Fishing Permit Order Form to request this permit.

Youth (0-15)

$550.00

Age 16-29

$800.00

Age 30-39

$700.00

Age 40-59

$600.00

Age 60-64

$70.00

Related Species

Badgers can be hunted and trapped in Missouri.

Badger

Hunting & Trapping

Striped Bass

Bass - Temperate

White, Yellow, Striped & their Hybrids

Black Bass 3

Black Bass

Largemouth, Smallmouth, Spotted/Kentucky

Bobcat sitting on a tree limb

Bobcat

Hunting & Trapping

Buffalo illustration

Buffalo

Bigmouth, Black, Smallmouth

Black bullhead illustration

Bullhead

Black, Brown, Yellow

Common carp illustration

Carp

Black, Bighead, Common, Grass, Silver

River carpsucker illustration

Carpsucker & Quillback

Highfin, River, Quillback

Blue catfish (top), channel catfish (middle), and flathead catfish (bottom) illustrations

Catfish

Blue, Channel, Flathead

Common snipe in a marsh

Wilson's Snipe

Hunting (Migratory Bird)

Coyote walking in snow

Coyote

Hunting & Trapping

black crappie (top) and green crappie (bottom) illustrations

Crappie

White, Black

Crow

Crow

Hunting

Mourning dove

Dove

Hunting

bullfrog

Frog

Hunting & Fishing

Red fox

Fox

Hunting & Trapping

Longnose Gar

Gar

Longnose, Shortnose, Spotted

Canada goose swimming

Goose

Hunting

groundhog

Opossum

Opossum

Hunting & Trapping

Paddlefish illustration

Paddlefish

Spoonbill

Ring-necked pheasant

Pheasant

Hunting

Chain pickerel illustration

Pickerel

Chain, Grass

Bobwhite quail

Quail

Hunting

Cottontail rabbit sitting in grass

Rabbit

Hunting & Trapping

Raccoon in a tree

Raccoon

Hunting & Trapping

Virginia rail looking for food

Sora and Virginia Rail

Hunting (Migratory Bird)

Grey Squirrel

Squirrel

Hunting & Trapping

Striped skunk on a gravel road

Striped Skunk

Hunting & Trapping

White sucker illustration

Suckers

Northern Hog, Redhorse, White

Green sunfish (top) and longear sunfish (bottom) illustrations

Sunfish

Bluegill, Green, Longear, Redear

Rainbow Trout

Trout

Brown, Rainbow

Waterfowl

Woodcock grazing in grass

Woodcock

Hunting (Migratory Bird)

Blue teal on the water

Teal

Hunting

Common snapping turtle

Turtle

Common Snapping, Soft-Shelled

Valid During These Seasons

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.

Apprentice Hunter Authorization

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

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