Points to Remember
- Elk hunting permits are distributed by random drawing.
- You must have your signed permit on hand when you go afield to hunt.
- You may use the MO Hunting app to carry your permits afield.
- Permits cannot be transferred, exchanged, or refunded.
- This permit is only valid in Carter, Reynolds, and Shannon Counties. The permit is NOT valid on the refuge portion of Peck Ranch Conservation Area. Note: Hunters using a Resident Landowner Antlered Elk Hunting Permit may only hunt on their qualifying property within the Resident Landowner Elk Hunting Zone.
You must complete an approved hunter-education course before you can purchase an elk hunting permit unless you were born before Jan. 1, 1967. Note: Landowners are NOT exempt from this requirement for elk hunting permits.
- This applies even if you only intend to hunt during the archery portion using archery methods.
- Apprentice Authorizations do not satisfy the hunter-education requirement for an elk hunting permit.
Purchasing a Permit
If drawn, you may purchase your elk hunting permit beginning July 1 using any of the methods below.
- Over the counter from any permit vendor. No surcharges will be assessed.
- Online any time. Use your credit card to pay. No surcharges will be assessed. Print your permit at home and have it in hand immediately.
- From your smartphone using the MO Hunting app. Use your credit card to pay. No surcharges will be assessed. Your permit will appear on the app immediately after purchase.
- By telephone at 800-392-4115. Use your credit card and pay a $1 surcharge. Allow 10 days for delivery.
Replacing a Permit
If you lose your permit, simply download the MO Hunting app to your Android or Apple mobile device, log in with your Conservation ID number, and a valid, electronic version of your permit will appear on the app. Permits purchased online at home can be saved on a personal computer and reprinted for free. Replacement permits can also be purchased from any vendor for $2.