Missouri Veteran Hunting and Fishing Benefits
Honorably discharged veterans or active personnel who:
May fish and hunt (except deer and turkey) but not trap without permit. When a hunting permit is required (deer, turkey, migratory bird, Conservation Order permits), nonresident veterans who meet the above requirements may purchase resident permits. You must carry a certified statement of eligibility from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs or orders showing assignment to a Warrior Transition Brigade or Warrior Transition Unit, or carry admission verification to a military medical center.
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Anyone who fishes, hunts, or traps must have the appropriate permit or qualify for an exemption.
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Certain permits are required, without exception, based on the activity.
Trout fishing requires a trout permit to keep trout outside a trout park, or to fish in the upper portion of Lake Taneycomo. A daily trout fishing tag is required in trout parks.
Deer hunting requires a valid deer hunting permit.
Turkey hunting requires a valid turkey hunting permit.
Dove, snipe, woodcock, rail hunting requires a Missouri Migratory Bird Hunting Permit. In addition, a hunter will need a valid small game hunting permit unless they meet exemption qualifications below.
Waterfowl hunting requires a Missouri Migratory Bird Hunting Permit and a federal duck stamp. A Conservation Order Permit is required for hunting light geese during the Conservation Order. In addition, a hunter will need a valid small game hunting permit unless they meet exemption qualifications below.
The State of Missouri is grateful to all service members, Veterans, and their families. Words cannot convey Missouri’s appreciation for your dedication and sacrifice. We truly appreciate everything you do for our country and the great state of Missouri.
For your convenience, we have put together a few services and resources available to the military-connected community in Missouri.
Missouri Benefits and Resource Portal
The Missouri Veterans Commission has created a portal to serve as an informational tool and service guide to help service members, Veterans, and their families find benefits and local resources.
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)
The VA can support you and your loved ones in different ways throughout your life. If eligible, they offer a wide array services like health care, housing, employment, education and more.