Missouri wants to raise hunting, fishing fees

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo.– The Missouri Department of Conservation is looking for public input on it’s proposed changes to how much people pay to hunt and fish in the Show-Me State.

According to the MDC, the price people pay for some hunting permits hasn’t gone up in over a decade, meaning the revenue generated by permit sales hasn’t gone up either. And with permit sales making up about 17% of the department’s annual revenue, the MDC says raising the price on permits could do a lot of financial good for their conservation efforts.

The department’s proposal would raise the price of daily fishing permits, daily small game permits, non-resident deer permits (and a list of others you can see below).

According to the MDC nearly all daily fishing permits are purchased by people not living in Missouri. The same is said for small-game hunting permits.

Before finalizing any price hikes, the MDC is asking for the public to chime in. You can send your feedback here.


NONRESIDENT (NR) PERMIT CURRENT $ PROPOSED $ AVG $ NEIGHBOR STATES

Daily Fishing (1 Day) $7 $8 $15

Daily Fishing (3 Days) $21 $24 $27

NR Annual Fishing $42 $49 $49

NR Furbearer Hunting/Trapping $130 $192 $257

NR Annual Small Game Hunting $80 $94 $111

Daily Small Game (1 Day) $11 $14 $59

Daily Small Game (3 Days) $33 $42 $74

NR Conservation Order $40 $47 N/A

NR Spring Turkey Hunting $190 $224 $206

NR Fall Turkey Hunting $110 $130 $177

NR Firearm Deer Hunting $225 $265 $361

NR Archery Hunting $225 $265 $398

NR Managed Deer Hunting $225 $265 N/A

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