Missouri Migratory Bird and Waterfowl Regulations

Migratory Bird/Waterfowl Permit and Stamp Requirements

Permits for Ducks, Coots, Geese (except during Conservation Order)

  • Missouri Small Game Hunting Permit

    • Required for Missouri residents aged 16-64 and nonresidents aged 16 and over.
    • Resident annual permit: $10, Nonresident annual permit: $80, Nonresident daily permit: $11 per day.
    • Exemption: Missouri residents hunting on their own land do not need this permit.
  • Missouri Migratory Bird Hunting Permit

    • Required for residents and nonresidents aged 16 and over.
    • Available for $6 from permit vendors.
  • Federal Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp (Duck Stamp)

    • Required for residents and nonresidents aged 16 and over.
    • Must be signed in ink across the face.
    • Purchase for $25 at select U.S. Post Offices, MDC offices, or online.
    • e-Stamp available online for $28.50, valid for 45 days until physical stamp is mailed.

Permits for Doves, Rails, Snipe, Woodcock

  • Holders must possess the Missouri Small Game Hunting Permit and the Missouri Migratory Bird Hunting Permit.

Hunters Under 16 Years Old

  • No permits are required to hunt ducks, coots, or geese.
  • Hunters must have a Hunter Education Certificate Card or be with a certified adult.

Conservation Order for Light-Goose

  • Hunters aged 16 and over require a Conservation Order Permit to pursue snow, blue, and Ross’s geese.
    • Resident permit: $5, Nonresident permit: $40.
    • Lifetime Conservation Partner or Small Game Hunting Permit holders are exempt.
  • Hunters 15 and under do not need the Conservation Order Permit but must have education certification or accompany a certified adult.

During the Conservation Order, Missouri Small Game Hunting Permit, Missouri Migratory Bird Hunting Permit, and Federal Duck Stamp are not required.

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