Make Plans For A Free Fishing Weekend

It is time to start making plans to take advantage of Missouri’s Free Fishing Weekend. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) invites the public to get hooked on fishing through its Free Fishing Days June 12 and 13. During Free Fishing Days, anyone may fish in the Show-Me State without having to buy a fishing permit, trout permit, or trout […]

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“Snagging” Season For Paddlefish Starts Soon

In the State of Missouri, you are able to “snag” a prehistoric fish whose ancestors swam during the time of dinosaurs,  The Missouri Department of Conservation says snagging one of these is a reality for thousands of paddlefish snaggers during Missouri’s annual spring paddlefish snagging season.  The MDC says the state’s major paddlefish snagging waters include Lake of the Ozarks, […]

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Annual Fishing And Hunting Permits Expire At End Of February

Missouri hunters and anglers are reminded by the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) that their annual permits expire at the end of February.  Those permits include the 2020 permits for small game, fishing, trout fishing, and combination hunting and fishing. The Missouri hunting and fishing permits are available from many vendors around the state, online at mdc.mo.gov/buypermits, or through MDC’s […]

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MDC Offering Virtual White Bass Program

Fishing for white bass – particularly during the spring spawning run – is an activity that is special to many Missouri anglers.  The Missouri Department of Conservation is providing an opportunity to learn more about how to hook this popular fish, through a free virtual program “Naturalist Notes Virtual Series: White Bass.” This online program will be on January 12th […]

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Bowfishing Virtual Clinic

It’s a combination of bow hunting and fishing.  The Missouri Department of Conservation is offering a virtual clinic on bowfishing, July 28th, from 6:00 to 7:00 pm.  Bowfishing offers an exciting way to pursue fish that typically draw little interest with traditional pole-and-line or setline methods. This clinic will cover types of bows, reels, lines, and arrows; as well as […]

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Missouri’s Free Fishing Weekend – June 6th & 7th

The Missouri Department of Conservation’s annual Free Fishing Weekend is June 6th & 7th.  Fishing licenses, trout permits, and prescribed area daily tags are not required to fish during this special weekend.  Regular fishing regulations, such as size and daily limits, still apply.   A summary of Missouri fishing regulations may be found on the Missouri Department of Conservation’s webpage. The […]

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