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May 23, 2023Jefferson City, Mo. |  By: Jeremy Werner

MDC proposing increases to several permits


JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - The Missouri Department of Conservation is proposing changes to permit prices for hunting, fishing, trapping, and commercial activities.

The proposed changes would increase most resident hunting and fishing permits by approximately $1. State officials say that even with the adjustments, Missouri's permit prices would still be a bargain compared to surrounding states.

For instance, the average price of a resident firearm deer permit in neighboring states is $54, while Missouri's proposed price is $18.

The additional revenue generated from permit sales would support MDC's programs and services, including maintaining fish hatcheries, public shooting ranges, habitat work on conservation areas, and expanding youth offerings.

It would also fund research on various wildlife species and their sustainability. For more information on the proposed permit price adjustments, or to provide feedback, visit