Fall Hunting Permits Now Available

It may be hard to think about hunting with the summer temperatures hovering near triple digits, but it’s just over a month until Missouri’s dove season opens on Sept. 1. Dove hunters will need a Migratory Bird Hunting Permit ($6) in addition to their Small Game Hunting Permit. While the Small Game Hunting Permits have been available since last December, the Migratory Bird Hunting Permit and permits for this fall’s deer and turkey hunting became available for purchase on July 1. Obtaining them now will let you avoid any last-minute rush prior to your favorite season opening.

In addition to obtaining permits at the usual Missouri permit vendor locations, hunters can purchase permits online using the e-Permits System at http://mdc.mo.gov/permits/e-permits. An additional $1 convenience fee is added to the total cost of each e-Permit transaction. Multiple permits purchased at the same time, for the same person, count as one transaction. The advantages of e-Permits are that purchased permits can be immediately printed on your own home printer and you can save yourself a trip to a permit vendor. You may want to visit a vendor, or a Department office, anyway to pick up the various free summary regulation booklets or a “Be Safe” sticker for your fall turkey gun.

Maybe carrying those fall hunting permits in your wallet will help you to bear the summer heat, because they will be reminders that cooler weather and hunting trips are in your future.

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to Alan Lamb, Becky

to Alan Lamb, Becky Robertson, and everybody else who helped with the conservation camp this week. i have really enjoyed learning new stuff about hunting and i wish i could come back next, year, but i am already 15. than kyou guys so mcuh for giving up three days of your time to teach us about hunting and fishing and taking the time to take us fishing. my favorite part was the fishing (even though alan made me bait my own hook) and the archery. keep up the good work guys, it is greatly appreciated. thanks again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous: It is common to

Anonymous: It is common to hear the lack of quail blamed on predators of various kinds. There is not much out there that doesn't eat quail and it has always been that way. Habitat management is the key. When quail can adequately reproduce and they have needed brood-rearing and escape cover, predators will not decimate their numbers. Contact the MDC private land conservationist for your county for recommendations on improving your property for wildlife. For Monroe County, that is:

James Ebbesmeyer

NRCS - Paris

18771 Hwy. 15

Paris, MO, 65275

(660) 327-4117 james.ebbesmeyer@mdc.mo.gov

 

I don't expect that we'll impose any bounty on coyotes.

I have property in Monroe

I have property in Monroe county. Seems like the rabbit and quail population is alomst non existent. I was told that this is due to the large coyote population. If this is the case do you think that the state will ever consider a bounty again?