Based on The Wildlife Code of Missouri, our hunting regulations help keep Missouri's wildlife and habitat healthy. Annually updated regulations summaries appear at Department of Conservation offices and permit vendors and in PDF format on this page March 1.
Trappers must complete a certified Cable Restraint Training Program to become eligible to use cable restraints to catch live Missouri wildlife. Browse the calendar on this page for cable restraint classes offered near you.
MDC protects and manages Missouri's fish, forest, and wildlife resources. We also facilitate your participation in resource-management activities, and we provide opportunities for you to use, enjoy and learn about nature. Read more about our mission.